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Sports Illustrated

October 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Monthly
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2 min.
welcome to the family

IF YOU’VE been on the cover of this magazine, you’re part of a brotherhood and sisterhood of some of the greatest athletes of the last 66 years. Sometimes that brotherhood is literal: spearfishermen Art and Fred Pinder (Sept. 5, 1955), NHL stars Phil and Tony Esposito (March 29, 1971) and N.C. State teammates—and twins—Dave and Don Buckey (Oct. 30, 1972) all made one of our covers a family affair. Sometimes it’s fictional: The Hanson brothers from Slap Shot! were featured in our 2007 Where Are They Now? issue. And sometimes it’s whimsical: On the cover of the Oct. 7, 2013, issue, Atlanta Braves teammates B.J. and Justin Upton posed with another Upton—their spiritual sister, Kate. The turnover-loving linebacker on the cover of this issue joins a special subset of that brotherhood:…

1 min.
hot seats

5 min.
the more, the merrier

FEW BASEBALLS in motion held more suspense than the one 25 years ago that skipped across the AstroTurf of Seattle’s Kingdome like a rock over a pond. The skipping lasted long enough to allow the calculus of history to play out in your head. Could the runner on first dash home faster than the baseball could be returned there? Was Seattle about to lose its Mariners? Were the Yankees about to lose their manager? Would this first nationally televised playoff game in two years bring back fans who had deserted MLB because of a players strike? Would people care about postseason baseball now that—gulp!—second-place teams were invited? This year the bar for postseason entry was lowered again. Eight of the 15 teams in each league qualified, opening the door for the possibility…

3 min.
the great escape

HIGH SCHOOL kids from inner-city Chicago in the 1990s, trying to navigate a landscape filled with drugs and violence, using sports as a way to (hopefully) illuminate their path out. It’s hard to watch A Most Beautiful Thing and not think of another similarly affecting documentary: Hoop Dreams. But while the latter focused on a sport long associated with the Black experience, the former has at its heart one of the whitest activities imaginable: rowing. A Beautiful Thing is based on the 2015 memoir of Arshay Cooper (above), which is being rereleased to coincide with the film. One day in 1998, as a student at Manley High, he walked into the lunchroom and saw a rowing shell. Behind it was a TV playing a clip of a crew race. Cooper and…

3 min.
jason sudeikis

THE HISTORY of commercials being made into TV series is not impressive. (We’re looking at you, Geico cavemen.) But Apple+ is changing that with Ted Lasso, a surprisingly affecting show, given that it is based on a pair of ads NBC Sports ran for its Premier League coverage in 2013 and ’14. Jason Sudeikis plays a fish-out-of-water college football coach hired by a PL owner who’s trying to lose to spite her ex. SI: The one thing that I’m a little disappointed didn’t make it over from the NBC spots to the show is the tight polyester coaching shorts. Why put Ted into khakis? Jason Sudeikis: We wanted to root it in the real world. We had to dial certain things down, and the shorts are a perfect example. Coaches will wear…

1 min.
on board

WHEN STREET SKATER Leticia Bufoni launches into the air off the top of a ramp, time seems to slow. Her tattooed arms spread wide like an eagle’s wings, fingers outstretched and eyes fixated on the board as it nears impact with the pavement below. Upon landing, it’s a swift transition to the next big trick. The 27-year-old Bufoni has used her momentum to fuel her dreams of being a pro skateboarder since she arrived in Southern California from her hometown São Paulo, Brazil, in 2007. Now, with five X Games gold medals to her name—including a win in Shanghai last year that tied a decade-old record—Bufoni is focused on training for next year’s Summer Games in Tokyo, where her sport is set to make its Olympic debut. “Right now, my body’s at…