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In 1967, SI staged a basketball game on 12-foot baskets to see if it would help take away the advantage held by taller p...
11/04/2016
The Case for the 12-foot Basket

In 1967, SI staged a basketball game on 12-foot baskets to see if it would help take away the advantage held by taller players.

On this day 20 years ago, Michael Johnson shattered the 200-meter world record. In this 1996 magazine story, he looks ba...
08/01/2016
The Man

On this day 20 years ago, Michael Johnson shattered the 200-meter world record. In this 1996 magazine story, he looks back on the historic day.

'I am rarely shocked by my own performance,' Michael Johnson says as he looks back on his record-shattering 200-meter run. 'And I'm shocked.'

Bo Jackson and Jim Kelly each appeared on SI Covers in July 1986.
07/05/2016

Bo Jackson and Jim Kelly each appeared on SI Covers in July 1986.

Peyton Manning turns 40 today. Hard to believe he was once competing against Ryan Leaf for No. 1 overall pick in NFL Dra...
03/24/2016
Peyton Manning, Ryan Leaf headline 1998 draft

Peyton Manning turns 40 today. Hard to believe he was once competing against Ryan Leaf for No. 1 overall pick in NFL Draft.

Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf are the class of the 1998 NFL draft, but experts say one of them stands head and shoulder pads above the other

Happy Birthday, Blake Griffin. Here's a 2009 story from Blake's days at Oklahoma.
03/16/2016
Post Impressionist

Happy Birthday, Blake Griffin. Here's a 2009 story from Blake's days at Oklahoma.

Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin is a skilled mimic and practical joker off the court, but on it the sophomore double-double machine does a pretty good player-of-the-year impersonation

The 1996 NBA Rookie Class. Is this the best ever?
03/14/2016

The 1996 NBA Rookie Class. Is this the best ever?

From March 9, 1981:Magic Johnson has returned to the Lakers after a knee injury caused him to vanish for 100 days.
03/09/2016
And Now for My Reappearing Act

From March 9, 1981:
Magic Johnson has returned to the Lakers after a knee injury caused him to vanish for 100 days.

Florida heroes Dan Marino and Bernie Kosar in 1984.
03/08/2016

Florida heroes Dan Marino and Bernie Kosar in 1984.

Did you know Ronda Rousey was featured in 2001 as part of Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd?
03/08/2016

Did you know Ronda Rousey was featured in 2001 as part of Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd?

There aren't a lot of photos of Kobe Bryant in Celtics green but this shot from a 1996 pre-draft workout is one of them.
03/07/2016

There aren't a lot of photos of Kobe Bryant in Celtics green but this shot from a 1996 pre-draft workout is one of them.

SI Vault (9/22/97): Florida coach Steve Spurrier has been zinging Tennessee’s Peyton Manning with his one-liners and wha...
03/07/2016
Putting Peyton in His Place

SI Vault (9/22/97): Florida coach Steve Spurrier has been zinging Tennessee’s Peyton Manning with his one-liners and what the Gators may well do to him on Saturday.

Charles Barkley sizes up 7-foot-6 Manute Bol. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
08/11/2015

Charles Barkley sizes up 7-foot-6 Manute Bol. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra poses during a 2001 SI cover shoot. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
07/24/2012

Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra poses during a 2001 SI cover shoot. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

New England Patriots Pro Bowl players Ty Law (24), Troy Brown (80), Lawyer Milloy (36) and Tom Brady (12) pose for photo...
07/23/2012

New England Patriots Pro Bowl players Ty Law (24), Troy Brown (80), Lawyer Milloy (36) and Tom Brady (12) pose for photographers during media day for Super Bowl ###VI. The Patriots would beat the Rams days later to claim the franchise's first Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Allen Iverson steps over Tyronn Lue after making a basket in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Image...
07/22/2012

Allen Iverson steps over Tyronn Lue after making a basket in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Pop the champagne! The SI Vault page is back! Expect mucho pics during the week and a few treats throughout the...
07/22/2012

Pop the champagne! The SI Vault page is back! Expect mucho pics during the week and a few treats throughout the weekend (such as this shot of Pete Rose posing for SI’s 1975 Sportsman of the Year cover).

Photo by Lane Stewart/SI

Happy 50th birthday Darryl Strawberry. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
03/12/2012

Happy 50th birthday Darryl Strawberry. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

SI photographer John Zimmerman captures the sweet swing of Ted Williams in this 1968 photo. “The Splendid Splinter,” who...
03/09/2012

SI photographer John Zimmerman captures the sweet swing of Ted Williams in this 1968 photo. “The Splendid Splinter,” who retired with a .344 lifetime average, made 19 all-star teams in his 21-year career. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

Kevin Garnett and Peyton Manning jokingly refuse to look at each other during a 2009 Wheaties event. (AP)
03/07/2012

Kevin Garnett and Peyton Manning jokingly refuse to look at each other during a 2009 Wheaties event. (AP)

Timeline Photos
03/06/2012

Timeline Photos

Bill Buckner poses during Red Sox Photo Day in 1986. Little did he know the horror that awaited him a few months later. ...
03/05/2012

Bill Buckner poses during Red Sox Photo Day in 1986. Little did he know the horror that awaited him a few months later. (AP)

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. This photo is of Wilt in his fourth grade class. ...
03/02/2012

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. This photo is of Wilt in his fourth grade class. Can you guess which one he is? (SI Photo Collection)

Mike Schmidt Pete Rose and Larry Bowa pose during Phillies Spring Training, 1979. (Getty Images)
03/01/2012

Mike Schmidt Pete Rose and Larry Bowa pose during Phillies Spring Training, 1979. (Getty Images)

Timeline Photos
02/29/2012

Timeline Photos

For the soccer fan (who has to pee) in your life. (REUTERS)
02/29/2012

For the soccer fan (who has to pee) in your life. (REUTERS)

Timeline Photos
02/28/2012

Timeline Photos

Dave Parker enjoys a smoke in the Pirates dugout during 1980 Spring Training. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
02/27/2012

Dave Parker enjoys a smoke in the Pirates dugout during 1980 Spring Training. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Timeline Photos
02/27/2012

Timeline Photos

Michael Jordan abuses Patrick Ewing (again). This time during a 1992 Knicks-Bulls game. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Image...
02/24/2012

Michael Jordan abuses Patrick Ewing (again). This time during a 1992 Knicks-Bulls game. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

Timeline Photos
02/24/2012

Timeline Photos

This is what the University of Maryland cheerleaders looked like in 1950. (Getty Images)
02/22/2012

This is what the University of Maryland cheerleaders looked like in 1950. (Getty Images)

Timeline Photos
02/22/2012

Timeline Photos

Tiger Woods at 9.
02/21/2012

Tiger Woods at 9.

Charles Barkley, who turns 49 today, gets ready to make a move on Larry Bird during a 1989 Celtics-76ers game. (Getty Im...
02/21/2012

Charles Barkley, who turns 49 today, gets ready to make a move on Larry Bird during a 1989 Celtics-76ers game. (Getty Images)

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Loving this blast from the past
Hi, I'm wondering if you have any more information on this cover. Thank you
If you have an interest, you will note the same men sitting for the national anthem often think with something other than their brain. Of particular note: 1. Divorce rate for pro athletes? Between 60-80% 2. Children? Try nine kids by nine women, seven kids by five women, five kids by three women, and more. 3. Investments? One guy had 18 cars when he declared bankruptcy, with notes on 17 of them. 4. Financial advice? My cousin's friend - he is an accountant. These are your role models.
A great article from a few years ago that all Cardinal fans will appreciate!
I have 7 sports novels in pdf files I can email you. C.F.
Grossly sexist article from the 1080's.....
An article from 1975 on HS game film. 42 years later it's all about Hudl and YouTube... "Across the country, pickups and deliveries are made at police stations, garages, drugstores and diners. Film turned over to a processor on Friday night is back by Saturday morning, film of Saturday afternoon games by dawn Sunday. It seems coaches can't wait to prepare for next week's game. They rely on the films to spotlight player errors—and perhaps their own. As they say, "the Big Eye don't lie." But Bob Stuart, coach at Eastmoor High in Columbus, Ohio, believes there is more to it than that. "Game films are certainly excellent for scouting now that we all trade," he says, "but in the back of our minds is the help it will be in sending our youngsters to college. That's the big thing. It gives us an opportunity to showcase our players and it broadens their opportunities." Last season Atlanta appropriated $8,500 to film high school football, and 105 students won athletic scholarships. "We got $400,000 in football scholarships for $8,500 worth of film," says R. A. Wainwright, the assistant city athletic director. "There is no question that we got our money's worth.""