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God Bless SI

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Walter_Sobchak, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    I didn't even notice it when it came in the mail today, but kudos to the fine folks at Sports Illustrated for their addition to the top left corner of the cover.

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  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Colin Cowherd had a good take on this early this week...he noted that it's a PR stunt that you would expect from, say, ESPN Mag, not from a journalistic enterprise like SI.

    I agree with him.
  3. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Freakin' awesome. I'm not sure his return even warrants a mention on the cover because of his old tired act, but if it does, that's probably the right amount of play.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    They actually have a story in the mag about the Vikings' No. 2 and 3 QB job and how either Sage or Tavaris is probably going to get cut since Booty is a cheap third string.

    It doesn't have a single mention of Brett Favre. Hilarious.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Favre coming back is great fun.

    Stop being such pansies.

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  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Agree with TigerVols. Unprofessional.

    Soon enough, Peter King will get another cover story with Favre. And if recent SI trends continue, it will probably include plenty of first-person references by the writer.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I thought it was really well played. Fun.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Everyone at SI knows Favre will be in every subsequent issue, so may as well have fun with the one he isn't in. It's not a stunt that's going to sell any copies.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    A funny idea that should have been kaboshed after everyone cracked up at the first cover meeting. Be a news magazine or be Mad magazine, spare us from wobbly attempts to be both.

    And btw: this issue is thinner than the local pizza delivery menu.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's true too.
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