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Sports Illustrated June 2020

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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3 min
stories with spirit

WOW. THIS should be a movie.” Over the decades we’ve heard that kind of thing a lot at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. We hear it from readers captivated by the latest piece of absorbing, inspiring, moving and thought-provoking storytelling in the magazine or on SI.com. From listeners who can’t wait for the next episode of a deep-dive SI podcast. From writers and editors pitching an idea for the next entry into the SI canon. From documentary producers and feature filmmakers who see the potential both in the work we do today and in a vast archive that dates back to 1954. With few exceptions, those movie wishes have usually been little more than cinematic daydreaming. That changes with the launch of Sports Illustrated Studios, a new joint venture between SI’s parent company, Authentic Brands…

5 min
crashed wave

EMILY MENGES likes to move. Before games, the Portland Thorns FC defender generally strolls around town, stopping at a farmers’ market (“So Portland,” she says. “I know.”) before heading to Providence Park to warm up. So on Saturday, April 18, which should have been the Thorns’ National Women’s Soccer League season opener—broadcast on CBS All-Access—she awoke with a pit in her stomach. The game had long been canceled. So had the farmers’ market. Menges just hopes this break, caused by the pandemic, doesn’t become permanent. “I do worry,” she says. “Every player knows how precarious this league is. It is scary to think about.” She is right to be concerned. Since its 2013 launch, the NWSL has faced a central paradox: Despite featuring beloved World Cup heroes, the league has failed to…

1 min

Few bands are as synonymous with New York City as the Strokes. So it’s fitting that their new album, The New Abnormal, ends with the mercurial and layered “ODE TO THE METS.” Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, a Manhattan-raised Mets fan, wrote it on the subway platform outside the stadium after the team lost its 2016 wild-card game. The defeat didn’t directly inspire the song, though. Casablancas gave it the title as a joke, intending to change it. But drummer Fabrizio Moretti—who said both the Mets and the song evoke “something that you … love unconditionally but that continues to disappoint you”—got him to keep it. “I can’t argue with that,” Casablancas says of Moretti’s interpretation. “I always want people to take whatever they can out of art.”…

3 min
bo on the go

IN 1984, Sports Illustrated writer Alexander Wolff sat in the passenger seat of a ’83 Oldsmobile Cutlass, furiously scribbling notes. As the car headed toward the Helen Keller School, on the campus of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind in Talladega, it passed through a landscape ravaged by a tornado that had just touched down. It was a dramatic scene, but what made it more remarkable was the man behind the steering wheel: Vincent (Bo) Jackson. An Auburn rising junior at the time, Jackson had not yet won the Heisman trophy or played any professional sport (despite being drafted by the Yankees while coming out of high school). Still, he was one of the country’s most fascinating athletes. “Nowadays, we think of these great prospects as having been measured six ways…

3 min
another round?

WITH A flourishing end to 2019, Najee Harris forced NFL scouts to start cramming. The Alabama junior, who arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2017 as the nation’s top running back recruit, was finally realizing that potential. Soon thereafter, agents circled, and Harris’s entrance into the 2020 draft seemed a formality. It didn’t happen. Ultimately, Harris’s inquiry with the NFL’s draft advisory board came back with a “go back to school” grade, rather than marking him a first-or second-round talent. That, plus a belief from his coaches that they could boost his stock significantly in 2020, led him back to campus for his final season of eligibility. So what if that season doesn’t happen? Or what if it’s still in peril a month from now? Harris is one of a small group of players who…

1 min
added bonus

BERNIE KOSAR 1985 The Ohio native used a loophole to land with Cleveland. He graduated from Miami in June, allowing him into the draft, and the Browns traded for the top pick. Kosar led them to three AFC title games. CRIS CARTER 1987 After Carter took money from an agent at Ohio State, he was declared ineligible, and the Eagles got him for a fourth-round pick. He was traded to the Vikings in 1990 and became a Hall of Famer. JOSH GORDON 2012 The Browns gave up a second-rounder to get the troubled wideout. He led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013 but missed substantial time to suspensions. Gordon finished last season with the Seahawks. DAMIAN STROHMEYER (KOSAR); PETER READ MILLER (CARTER); ROB LEITER/GETTY IMAGES (GORDON)…