For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated let fans decide the cover of their year-end issue. Votes poured in from 178 countries — and in the end it wasn’t even a contest.
The return of Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand — one year after he was paralyzed from the neck down in a game vs. Army at Giants Stadium — is Sports Illustrated’s 2011 Moment of the Year.
One week after a flat out disaster, the Jets have a chance to bounce back.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez was a full participant in practice Wednesday, and was feeling “good” despite undergoing concussion tests after Sunday night’s win.
Turns out Wild Thing’s fastball had a little extra juice. Actor Charlie Sheen tells Sports Illustrated in its latest issue that he took steroids “for like six or eight weeks” while filming the 1989 movie “Major League.”
Consistency and longevity have been hallmarks Derek Jeter’s career. As he marches closer to the 3,000th hit mark, Jeter is again reminding his critics just how special of a career he’s maintained for 17 seasons.
Alex Rodriguez is the player other major leaguers think is the most overrated? Makes me wonder why we bother asking them anything at all sometimes.
185 major leaguers have spoken: The Yankees are overrated. Alex Rodriguez (18%), Joba Chamberlain (12%) and Derek Jeter (7%) were voted No. 1, 2 and 3 in this year’s “Most Overrated Player” poll by Sports Illustrated.
Tiki Barber is at it again. In the same issue of Sports Illustrated that added fuel to Mets owner Fred Wilpon’s firestorm, the comeback-kid running back compares himself to one of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust.
The bad news keeps piling on for Mets fans. Not only did owner Fred Wilpon tell SI’s Tom Verducci that the franchise is “bleeding cash” but that the team is unlikely to re-invest most of the money coming off the payroll in 2012.
Assuming you don’t get the obscure pop culture reference in the title, Fred Wilpon is more than too sexy for the Mets; he’s too tired, too jaded, and too fated for failure.
Fred Wilpon’s “lousy club” could lose up to $70 million this year, according to a second headline-grabbing profile of the Mets’ embattled owner to surface this week.
As baseball teams begin to take the field across the nation, many are looking forward to the records that will be broken, but there’s one record has withstood the test of time and still hold strong.
Irina Shayk learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman’s show that she won the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. “I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it,” Shayk said.
Drew Brees was honored as Sports Illustrated’s sportsman of the year for his championship on the field and his charity off it.