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Jonas Gray on Sports Illustrated Cover, Top of Jonas Power Rankings

From lightly recruited high school prospect, to perpetual backup at Notre Dame, to opening act for Screech, to practice squad casualty, to this: Sports Illustrated cover boy.Not a bad career arc, huh?After Sunday night’s demolition of the Indianapolis Colts, Jonas Gray is the new toast of the town in New England (if New England were […]

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

After galloping over the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs to the tune of 166 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns, LeGarrette Blount finds himself on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated issue. This comes with mixed feelings for Patriots fans. On one hand, it elicits that warm, fuzzy feeling […]

Peter King Picks Patriots to Win Super Bowl

Sports Illustrated’s NFL preview issue is on newsstands, and senior writer Peter King has made his annual predictions, which include a fourth Super Bowl win for the New England Patriots. King also thinks Tom Brady will win his third MVP award in 2013, ultimately leading the Patriots to a 30-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in […]

Ravens’ Ray Lewis Used PEDs to Return in Time for Playoffs

Apparently Wes Welker’s wife forgot to add one item to her scathing Ray Lewis rant on Facebook: Cheater. According to a story in Sports Illustrated’s next issue, Lewis used a banned substance during his recovery from a torn right triceps, and despite that he will be playing in Super Bowl 47. Mitch Ross, who owns Sports with Alternatives […]

Robert Kraft Lands on Sports Illustrated Cover

Do you believe in the SI cover curse? Does it apply to team owners? Despite whatever you may believe, Patriots owner Robert Kraft made the cover of Sports Illustrated this week for the first time. What took so long? Photo after the jump…

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo on Cover of Sports Illustrated

Set to hit newsstands on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated will feature six regional covers for its NFL Preview issue. New England fans will see Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo on the front of the top sporting magazine in the country. This is the 25-year-olds first time on the cover of SI. With 406 tackles in just three seasons […]

Sports Illustrated Pegs Red Sox as World Series Champs

Sports Illustrated writers recently picked the Red Sox to win the World Series in 2011. They were picked to hit the century mark of 100 wins and take down the Athletics, Twins and Giants on their way to the crown. Notice any powerhouses missing from the yellow brick road? I thought so. Now let’s check […]

Poll of the Week: How Will the Red Sox Blow It This Year?

Baseball season’s about to start, and many experts– Sports Illustrated, among others– have predicted the Red Sox to win 100 games and the World Series. But these are the Red Sox, who have infamously found agonizing ways to blow their season many times in the past. What will go wrong this year to ruin their […]

Tom Brady on Sports Illustrated Cover for 12th time

Do you believe in the Sports Illustrated curse? If so, you’re not going to be happy with the next story. With a big game coming up this week against the 0-1 Jets, things couldn’t be going better for the Patriots. They looked great in all phases of the game during a Week 1 win over […]

Expanding On Sports Illustrated’s ‘Most Hated Teams’ List

If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then journalism wasn’t far behind it out of the womb. And just like any set of twins—their similarities are striking. Nobody gets into prostitution because they love sex. Just like no one gets into journalism because they love writing. Both breeds of human just realize that they have […]

Let’s Talk Some Trash

Talk is cheap. Everyone knows that. As American citizens, we are guaranteed the right to say whatever the heck we want. (See: the First Amendment to the Constitution.) In the realm of professional sports, however, talk can be very, very expensive. (See: Doc Rivers’ $25,000 fine for criticizing referees and being ejected from Monday’s loss […]

SI Does Not Know Why People Really Go To Ballparks

Every year Sports Illustrated likes to do ballpark rankings to show which parks are the best to go to. And just like many major surveys by sports media organizations, it doesn’t get to the heart of what fans care about. I only wish the easy explanation for why it was done in this manner is […]