Category: Sports Illustrated

John Amaechi on Jason Collins: “He Knew all the Implications from the Very Beginning. He Deserves Great Credit”

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

NBA veteran Jason Collins revealed to the world on Monday that he is a gay professional athlete. The big announcement came on Sports Illustrated's website. Collins is a free agent and made the daring move to come out while still being an active player. The 12-year veteran was tired of living ...

Kate Upton Does Her Best to Get Through in an Incredibly Awkward Interview

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

A simple transcript of the following interview with Kate Upton can't possibly portray the awkwardness of it, so you'll have to give it a listen. Some of the questions didn't help her cause, but the fact that she's probably had to go through plenty of these since becoming a two-time ...

Katherine Webb Thanks Brent Musberger for Helping Her Career

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

It's been quite a start to 2013 for Katherine Webb. The girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron became instantly famous with Brent Musberger's compliments during the BCS title game and she's gone on to work the Super Bowl and is now in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. Rather than take offense ...

UCLA Coach Ben Howland: “There’s always going to be tough times that you have to fight your way through”

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Suspensions, injuries, departures, losses and an article in Sports Illustrated that delved into it all. That's pretty much what UCLA coach Ben Howland had to deal with this past season.  By season's end, Howland's team went 19-14 and didn't make the postseason. Despite it all, Howland says in the following interview ...

Reeves Nelson Fires Back, Disputing Incidents Portrayed in Sports Illustrated’s UCLA Article

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Last week, Sports Illustrated's George Dohrmann released a story in the magazine titled, "Not The UCLA Way." In it, it discusses the downward spiral of the highly touted Bruins basketball team and the reported role that former standout-turned-dismissed-player Reeves Nelson had in it. Nelson has fired back, hoping to restore his ...

Eric LeGrand Sees Childhood Dream Come True on the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Growing up as a kid, Eric LeGrand dreamed of seeing himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He could have never imagined it coming like this, however. LeGrand, the former Rutgers defensive tackle, collided with an Army player in October of 2010, suffering a spinal cord injury, two fractured vertebrae ...

Aaron Rodgers Doesn’t Buy Into the Sports Illustrated Jinx

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Aaron Rodgers has heard it all by this point. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been asked about whether the team would suffer from a Super Bowl hangover, if too much talk of repeating keeps teams from doing that, and now he's being asked if there's any sort of jinx ...

Former Youngstown State Quarterback Ray Isaac on Sports Illustrated’s Jim Tressel Article: “The Article is a Big Lie.”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

It didn't take long for Ray Isaac to come to Jim Tressel's defense. And he's done so as passionately as anyone else. The former Youngstown State quarterback who got caught up in accepting cars and money from a prominent booster while playing under Tressel two decades ago came out Tuesday ...

Irina Shayk Goes From Unknown Russian Village to Sports Illustrated Cover

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is almost always fascinating. This time, there's a story to go with it. Sports Illustrated chose Irina Shayk as its cover girl this time around. Shayk, a Russian model who dates soccer superstar Christiano Ronaldo but would rather not discuss that right now, ...

Drew Brees Enjoys Yet Another Day In Paradise

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year on Tuesday, and rightfully so. Obviously, he led the Saints to their first Super Bowl title last season and his work to help revive the city of New Orleans has been well-documented. Yes, it certainly has been ...