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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated October 7, 2019

Through emotional storytelling and award-winning photography, Sports Illustrated provides you with complete coverage of all your favorite sports, including the NFL, College Football, Baseball, College Basketball, the NBA and more.

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16 Edities

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2 min
last call

WITH HIS John Wayne gait, push-broom mustache and basso profundo voice, 6' 3" Bruce Bochy cut an imposing figure as a big league manager. It was a humorous lie. The truth and the magic of Bochy were in the deftness of his touch, be it acquiring the deepest trust from his players or wringing the slightest advantage out of a baseball game. Every one of his players was the better for knowing that Bochy was on his side. Only Connie Mack and Bochy held down a big league managing job for 25 uninterrupted years—and Mack owned the team for which he worked for 50 years, the Philadelphia A’s. Bochy’s run with San Diego (1995–2006) and San Francisco (2007–19) ended on his own terms. At age 64, Bochy retires with a career…

6 min
gridiron relics

1920s DAYTON TRIANGLES HELMET On Oct. 3, 1920, the Dayton Triangles hosted the Columbus Panhandles at Triangle Park in what is considered the league’s first game. The Triangles sported brown, husky pants with blue belts and a plain blue shirt with a number on the back that covered small shoulder pads with no braces. But the most striking difference between the gear of the ’20s and today is the headwear. The Triangles’ helmets were leather shells with a chin strap and no face masks or mouth guards. Not that players would complain. Dayton’s Lou Partlow—who scored both touchdowns in the Triangles’ 14–0 victory that day and was called “the West Carrollton Battering Ram”—was known for running into a tree to practice blocking and build strength. 1930s DON HUTSON’S CAPE The man who wore a Superman…

12 min
the trouble with tanking

DURING ONE of the historically bad losses, in what is on pace to be a historically bad season, there was some mercy in the fact that the Dolphins’ home crowd started streaming out of the stadium after a fourth-quarter pick-six. That meant there was a smaller audience for the second one, which came four plays later. Like so many Sunday-afternoon moments for the 2019 Miami Dolphins, this one played out like a blooper reel. On the Patriots’ second defensive touchdown of their Week 2 visit to Miami, running back Kalen Ballage, wide open after running a simple route into the flat, handled Ryan Fitzpatrick’s pass like a hot potato; the football bounced off his left hand, his left knee, his right hand—and straight into the grasp of linebacker Jamie Collins, who…

2 min
faces in the crowd

KELLI MCGROARTY Soccer Voorhees, N.J. Kelli, a senior midfielder at Eastern High, had a hat trick in a 6–2 win over Cherry Hill East, giving her 14 goals in her first eight games. Last season she scored a program-record 37 times in 28 games and netted the lone goal in the Group 4 state championship final. Kelli will play next year at La Salle. ANDREW SERGENT Timbersports Mechanicsville, Va. Sergent, a senior at West Virginia, took the collegiate title at the Stihl nationals in Milwaukee after coming in second the last two years. He won the standing block, singlebuck and underhand chop. Sergent will be on Team USA at the world championships in Prague next month. BIJAN ROBINSON Football Tucson Bijan, a senior running back at Salpointe Catholic High, rushed for 430 yards and six touchdowns, both school records, in a…

21 min
flash point

AT 7 A.M. Central on July 31, Gina Luhnow descended the stairs of her house in Houston with her four-year-old son, Henry, in tow. When she had woken up, her husband, Jeff, was not in the bedroom, and soon she and Henry discovered why. He was in his home office, where he’d been experimenting with different combinations of names and numbers and pinging various members of his staff for several hours already—three hours, in fact, after a virtually sleepless night. The 12-cup carafe of Colombian dark roast he’d brewed had only one or two cups left. “Oh, boy,” Gina said. It was going to be another one of those trade deadlines. The 53-year-old Luhnow, in his eighth season as the general manager of the Astros, is often accused of being entirely…

19 min
double duty

When Predators general manager David Poile thinks about the importance of two-way forwards, two names leap to mind. … The first is Guy Carbonneau. Un bon choix. Thanks in part to Poile, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, the former Montreal center will join the class of 2019 in his 17th year of eligibility, the ultimate (if not overdue) recognition for a career that spanned three decades and included three Stanley Cups. An offensive terror coming out of Quebec major juniors (182 points in his last season for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens), Carbonneau had committed to reinventing himself upon joining the Canadiens full-time in 1982–83 and wound up commanding their suffocating checking line for the next dozen seasons. “He wasn’t always the top player,” Poile says, “but his…