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Mone Davis - SI cover

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ringer, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. ringer

    ringer Member

    Does the 13-year-old girl pitcher in the LLWS merit an SI cover?
    Her team hasn't even won the title yet.

    Just wondering what you guys think.
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    "She hasn't even won the title yet" is a pretty terrible rationale. By the time Sports Illustrated can print after the championship, her 15 minutes will be up.

    I can't stand the ESPN exploitation of youth tournament, but this story has more (particularly casual) reader interest than anything else right now, save Johnny Manziel. And the Browns-Redskins game happened as SI was heading to press.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member


    This was 2 and a half years before she even turned pro.
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I don't have a problem with it. There's a lot of interest there and gives them an excuse to do something other than a NFL or college football cover for the next several weeks.
  5. ringer

    ringer Member

    Believe me, I love it whenever SI does a cover that features an athlete other than an NFL, MLB, NBA, or college player.

    The criteria seem pretty random though.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    A lot of times, I agree. Here, I think there's enough interest to justify it. It's a big deal.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I think it's kind of mean to jinx a kid. Look what happened to Austin.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Their expanded use of regional covers bugs me more. Hell, they put Tony Mandarich on the cover.
  9. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I hate regional covers.
  10. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Her name is Mo'ne.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

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  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    SI did a great job in the 60th anniversary issue of poking fun at itself for Mandarich, Gary Nicklaus and a bunch of other cover-hype jobs that never panned out.

    Got no problem with Davis on the cover.
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