Derek Jeter First Yankee Named SI Sportsman of the Year

As if we didn’t already think so, Sports Illustrated today named our Captain, Derek Jeter their 2009 Sportsman of the Year. Jeter is the sportsman of EVERY year, if not the decade. Yet sometimes even us New Yorkers sometimes take him for granted.

Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” now goes on the pile […]

RIP Mark "The Bird" Fidrych: Now He Belongs to the Ages

Mark Fidrych at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Free Press)

When I heard that Harry Kalas, the longtime announcer of the Philadelphia Phillies and NFL Films had died shortly before the start of today’s Phillies-Nationals game, I knew that we were bound to hear of a third baseball-related death (in addition to Nick Adenhart of course). […]

A Double-Whammy from Sports Illustrated: Sex and Lies (but no videotape)

A Liar

I was already looking forward to reading my friend Selena Roberts article on Alex Rodriguez in this week’s SI, but was surprised that the completely separate publication “the swimsuit issue” arrived at the same time. You could say they are working both sides of the street.

For the past few years, as […]

Michael Phelps to Get Weedies Deal?

Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimming champion and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year 2008, has been photographed smoking marijuana (right).

Michael Phelps Taking an Expensive Hit

Apparently it occurred at the University of South Carolina, where he was visiting friends. You could say he was a “Game Cock” for a night (of smoking).

While […]

Wynton Marsalis, "Brand Ambassador" for Movado

Movado ran this stylish ad in Sports Illustrated a few weeks ago.

Curious to see if there was any music on the site, I stopped by Movado, where he was listed as a Brand Ambassador along with a few other celebrities. It included a photo and a short (but very impressive) bio for Wynton.

Wynton […]