Sports Illustrated Magazine
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About Sports Illustrated
Published since 1954, Sports Illustrated is dedicated to going beyond scores and statistics with in-depth features that highlight the athletes and stories across all sports that give meaning to the game. The magazine holds the distinction of being one of the first to recognize the popularity of professional football in America, and its valued scouting reports and recruiting coverage has enhanced the following of that sport.
Throughout the year, preview issues are published for all major sports, such as college basketball, college football, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball. The magazine regularly covers both college and professional sports for both men and women throughout the year. The first weekly full-color sports magazine in America, Sports Illustrated features stunning photography, as well. Every year since it was first published, Sports Illustrated has recognized a "Sportsman of the Year," who is also honored with a special issue. Another popular annual issue is the "Moments of the Year" as determined by fans. However, its most famous annual special issue is Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit Issue."
First published in 1964, it has evolved into its own business including TV shows, videos, and annual swimsuit calendars.
Sports fans looking for authoritative coverage of their favorite sports and the big games in all of them would enjoy a subscription to Sports Illustrated magazine!
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Gift that keeps giving!
I ordered Sports Illustrated for my 15-year-old son. He loves sports of any kind. This is a good way for him to enjoy sports and it impresses me because he reads it. He...Read complete review
I ordered Sports Illustrated for my 15-year-old son. He loves sports of any kind. This is a good way for him to enjoy sports and it impresses me because he reads it. He uses articles for class. Even my youngest who is 9 enjoys some of the articles. Of course, their father gets the swimsuit edition!
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Shame on you, Sports Illustrated!
Apparently they have a company sanctioned scheme: They offer a free 14 issue trial period. All you have to do is cancel it before issue 15 and there is no charge. Or that's what...Read complete review
Apparently they have a company sanctioned scheme: They offer a free 14 issue trial period. All you have to do is cancel it before issue 15 and there is no charge. Or that's what they said. They were, of course, flat out lying. After about 5 issues they charged me $40. I guess they were hoping that, like most people, I would be too busy, tired, or confused to want to wait on hold until someone could help me. I was tired. I had just come home from work, and had to deal with this scam. But I find it totally insulting when another company that I thought was honest tries one of these apparently legal scams. So I called. First, the woman kept on insisting that I'd had 10 issues, though I'd only had SI for 5 weeks. She said some issues are double issues. Some? That would be all! I didn't remember any 'double issues.' And - AND - in any case, even if it were 10 - which I kept repeating, it wasn't - even if it were, I was told I would get 14 free issues, at which point I would have to decide whether to continue. She made it seem as though nothing could be done, it was too late - I'd been scammed by the magazine of my youth! I thought it was amazing that she, a fellow human, would sit there lying to an honest person for a living. Some people have no principles. In any case, I got so upset, she finally decided to reverse the charge, which, obviously she was authorized to do in the first place. I guess the POLICY is to pretend that nothing can be done until the customer becomes irate. Great POLICY, SI! So, Sports Illustrated, that seemingly innocent magazine of yore, the magazine where one can disappear into the happy landscape of sporting drama, runs the same kinds of schemes that email spammers do. Their word is not worth a thing. If allowed they will purposely trick a person into a $40 subscription and then lie to you about it on the phone. This is the type of business chicanery that would have gotten someone tarred and feathered once upon a time. It saddens me to think of all the elderly folks who can't understand such schemes who must get suckered. Or kids. Shame on you, Sports Illustrated! Shame on you, for resorting to lies covered by lies in order to get a few more bucks. You are no different than the athletes who cheat. Shame on you for tricking honest people. Shame on you for making it your POLICY to deceive and for having your operators lie on the phone repeatedly. I will now place you with all of the other schemers and liars. Decent magazine...beware of slimy business tactics!
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I've been a subscriber for many years, it's great reading
Hi can't live without it, love, love it!
It is a very informative magazine with great sport write ups. I renew my subscription every year for my husband and I
I've subscribed for over 25 years and still enjoying.
We've been receiving Sports Illustrated for years. My husband wouldn't have it any other way. As long as I can get a good price for it, I keep the subscription going and he stays happy.
I have had this subscription for 30 years and cannot imagine ever giving it up.
THE Authority on sports coverage!
I always enjoy reading Sports Illustrated when I get it in the mail. The articles are interesting, easy to understand and move along quickly because they are well written. This magazine is nearly 100% neutral when they cover stories in the sports world - it is rare to find one that is not neutral. Out of all the magazines I subscribe to this is the one I read all the time and intend to keep it coming to my door. This magazine is well worth getting for your reading pleasure.
My dad will only read Sports Illustrated among US sports magazines, so I continue to renew it each year for him. It's hands down the best sports mag for in-depth, original feature stories, and retains the best veteran sports reporters in the business.
great sports magazine...timely and current...great articles..
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I’m Levi Weaver. I’m a Rangers & Mavericks fan and I still remember my first subscription to Sports Illustrated. I was seven or eight, and it came with a free VHS tape of the NFL films' best "Football Follies". At eight years old, that was like offering me a free car. But as the magazines continued to come in, I began to realize that the real treasure was not watching Terry Bradshaw try to tackle a defensive lineman, but the magazine itself.
What struck me first, even as a child, was the photography. From those mid-eighties shots of Dwight Gooden and Joe Montana to the more recent shots of my beloved Dallas Mavericks finally winning their first championship, I have never seen better sports photography than Sports Illustrated. Somehow, SI always seems to have a photographer in the right place at the right time to catch a running back mid-flight, or the face of a tennis player as they hit the winning shot.
Of course, photography alone is not enough to keep me entertained on a flight or a train ride, and that's why Sports Illustrated rises above the competitors: their writing is top-notch. Even as a child, (after checking out the photos) I would flip to the back page first for the special interest piece, then go back and read the Faces in the Crowd with hopes that someday I would accomplish some sporting triumph and see my face among those listed. After that, I would read magazine cover to cover. I haven't played sports in years, but I still do it this way.
As the Internet gave rise to sports blogs and sites, I wondered how Sports Illustrated would keep up. The answer is definitely the writing. You can get the facts from anywhere on the web, but the amount of research that goes into an SI story is second to none. They consistently force me to sit and spend way more time than I had intended, reading a magazine. Getting the facts right, getting the unexpected perspectives, telling the entire story; that's something you won't find in a box score and immediate recap, and it's what keeps me coming back to Sports Illustrated.
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