Posts tagged: Sports Illustrated
I passed George Plimpton on a sidewalk in San Francisco one time. Didn't say anything to him.
If you had been given a chance to say something to him, what would it have been?
I happened to visit Jamaica around this time but this post has nothing to do with that. It is pure click-bait.
Admit it. You were expecting another swimsuit cover, weren't you?
Ah, well, That's life. Sometimes you want Cheryl Tiegs and get Stan Mikita instead.
You may quote me.
This is the Jan. 28, 1974 issue of the magazine. The model, Ann Simonton, went on to promote a variety of feminist causes.
The date on this magazine is Jan. 27, 1975.
I was a teenage SI subscriber at the time. This cover did not offend me.
I chatted with Leonard for 30 seconds at the University of Vermont bookstore just before the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Nothing against Leonard, but I'd trade that exchange for a handshake with Bobby Orr.
I wonder how many players could dunk on a 12-foot basket.
Do you play bridge? Did your parents? Can you imagine the editors at Sports Illustrated considering a cover like this today?
This is the Sports Illustrated from September 24, 1962.
This was the 1994 Sports Illustrated college football preview issue.
Arizona did not turn out to be No. 1 that season.
This was Sports Illustrated's college football preview from September 1968. I believe it was in this issue that subscribers read about a Purdue lineman who was making a grid comeback after having been wounded in combat in Vietnam. The SI writer suggested that nothing Ohio State or Michigan threw at this Boilermaker was apt to make him tremble.
This appeared in the summer of 1969.
Check out post-Packers Taylor's helmet. No, he wasn't a kicker.
There's a temptation to look at this and think “Boy, those swimsuit covers used to be pretty modest.”
But I would remind you that, earlier in the 1970s, there were a couple of Cheryl Tiegs covers that could be described in many ways, “modest” not being one of them.