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Sports Illustrated April 22, 2019

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Grand Adventure BEING THE subject of incessant trade rumors isn’t easy for anyone, and that includes 22-year-old quarterback Josh Rosen, who went 3–10 as a rookie with the Cardinals last season. So after finishing three of the classes he needs for his economics degree at UCLA, Rosen rented an RV and headed for the Grand Canyon to relax and spend time with some former Bruins teammates. In the latest episode of 24 Hours With …, SI TV rode along with Rosen as he discussed everything from how he deals with trolls (“As long as it’s not too offensive, I just try to roll with it”) to his generation’s responsibility to take care of the environment to his comprehensive plan for reforming the NCAA. “I don’t believe the student-athlete model should be…

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irish spring

THE INTRODUCTION of new schemes, the clarifying of depth charts, the arrival of future freshmen who could make or break the next season: There’s a lot at stake during spring football, which is serious business across the U.S., but especially in South Bend. Four months after its loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal, Notre Dame reconvened to prepare for 2019, taking the field on April 13 for the 90th annual Blue-Gold game. SI photographer Erick W. Rasco spent three days with the team, chronicling the Irish awakening. FOLLOW @SIFULLFRAME…

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OLD STANDARD After a race I saw at the Special Olympics (SCORECARD), a young lady, waving her medal, yelled, “Look, Mom and Dad, I won! I won!” Someone on staff for the event found the parents crying profusely and asked if anything was the matter. They replied, “That’s the first time we’ve ever heard her speak!” That is why it’s imperative to keep up funding for the Special Olympics. Bob Heasley Sewickley, Pa. Who claims anyone doesn’t love the Special Olympics? Even with the proposed cut of $17.6 million from the federal government, the Special Olympics still would’ve received more than $100 million in private funding. So the program would still have gone on. So I’m not sure why you used “zero out” in the opening of your story. Perhaps a little context next…

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native speaker

BY THIS point in his life, attackman Lyle Thompson, 26 years old and already one of the greatest lacrosse players ever, figured himself all but impervious to insult. The game itself was a kind of protection. In high school hallways Thompson would get into fights over any taunt of his Native American heritage, any hostility to his long hair. But on the field? None of it touched him. A few college opponents tried in vain to rattle Thompson with snarled clichés about alcoholism or sending him “back to the rez,” but as his records and wins and awards piled up, that just seemed to die. Fans were more persistent. According to University of Albany coach Scott Marr, Lyle, his brother Miles and other Native teammates heard hecklers at Hartford, Syracuse and…

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forrest gregg

VINCE LOMBARDI once called Forrest Gregg “the finest player I have ever coached.” Lombardi’s wife was a fan as well. “Marie calls Forrest a picture ballplayer, and that’s what he is,” Lombardi said. “Watching him perform, watching him execute those assignments, you get that good feeling.” During a 15-year Hall of Fame career (14 of which were spent with the Packers), Gregg’s assignments were varied. In 1965 the AP named him All-Pro at guard, while the UPI honored him as a tackle. A native of Sulphur Springs, Texas, where he returned offseasons early in his career to sell cars, Gregg was big but not massive. “He doesn’t have the size to knock people down, so he uses his football ability,” a Packers coach once said. After retiring, Gregg got his first head coaching…

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epic fails

STREAM LOSERS Available now on Netflix What can we take from failure? That’s the subject of director Mickey Duzyj’s new documentary series, which focuses on eight athletes—including Olympic skater Surya Bonaly (above, left), curler Pat Ryan (above, second from left) and golfer Jean van de Velde (above, right)—whose careers were, in some way, defined by loss. Michael Bentt (above, center), the subject of the first episode, struggles with a physically abusive father who coerces him into boxing. He briefly becomes WBO heavyweight champ, only to relinquish his belt when he’s knocked out in his next bout—the last of his career. But there’s a happy ending: Bentt ends up in Hollywood, where he uses his sparring chops to train actors and even land a few roles himself, including the part of Sonny Liston in…