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Postby nova » 08 Sep 2005, 16:21

I hate that fuck-stick who does the back of SI...
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Postby JohnnyDamon » 08 Sep 2005, 16:23

I hate Rick Reilly, too, but for pure writing, give me SI over ESPN any day of the week.
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Postby Beer Goggles » 08 Sep 2005, 16:25

si over the mag. I've also homepaged cnnsi.com over espn.com recently b/c i'm fed up with espn altogether.
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Postby ron caron » 08 Sep 2005, 16:42

This is like asking, Coke or the Wal-Mart knock-off? I briefly had a Mag subscription when they offered it to me nearly free, but I decided that the extra weight in my mail and paper recycling wasn't worth it. I found myself choosing airline magazines over it.
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Postby Briandong79 » 08 Sep 2005, 16:45

I don't mind the Mag, actually, I have subscriptions to both, as well as a few other magazines (books make me think and make my head hurt).

I'd still take SI, just because the quality of writing definitely is stronger. I think I went on record before that ESPN Mag is kind of a "forced corporate cool" vibe to it. I do like that they tend to take a bit more of a preview stance rather than talking about things that already passed. I don't intend on giving up either subscription anytime soon.
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Postby Frank the Tank » 08 Sep 2005, 17:18

SI's not great, but the Mag sucks donkey vas deferens dry. Save the donkeys and fuck ESPN the Magazine.
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Postby Bleacher Creature » 08 Sep 2005, 19:11

I have both but I prefer SI because SI comes out more often and the writing is better. One thing that pissed me off recently was that ESPN had a small article about Abbas Suan, an Israeli Muslim soccer player that plays for the Israeli national team. The following week's SI featured a huge article about Suan and another Israeli Muslim player. It might've been a coincidence but I'm a little skeptical.
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Postby Freddy Fernandez » 08 Sep 2005, 20:24

I just hate the size of ESPN the Mag. Why couldn't they just make a normal sized magazine? I feel like I need to bring my damn coffee table into the shitter with me if I try to read that thing.
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Postby Magnum » 08 Sep 2005, 21:31

Bleacher Creature wrote:I have both but I prefer SI because SI comes out more often and the writing is better. One thing that pissed me off recently was that ESPN had a small article about Abbas Suan, an Israeli Muslim soccer player that plays for the Israeli national team. The following week's SI featured a huge article about Suan and another Israeli Muslim player. It might've been a coincidence but I'm a little skeptical.

speaking of Muslims playing sports in Israel, what ever happened to Khalid El-Amin? I read an article on him a couple years ago in one of those magazines about how he is playing bball in Israel.
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Postby Frank the Tank » 09 Sep 2005, 07:40

Magnum wrote:speaking of Muslims playing sports in Israel, what ever happened to Khalid El-Amin? I read an article on him a couple years ago in one of those magazines about how he is playing bball in Israel.

El Amin was MVP of the Turkish Basketball League last year. (For a login to read the article click here.) Maybe Farva can write up a scouting report for us? Looks like El Amin is obsessed with getting back to the NBA, and seems to be doing well enough that he should at least get some tryouts back in the states.
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Postby SouthernYokel » 09 Sep 2005, 07:57

Reading The Mag is like reading TV. It's so ADD, I can't stand it. I think the max words for an article is 25. SI all the way.
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Postby NFL Outsider » 09 Sep 2005, 16:12

Bring back CNNSI TV!
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Postby Dr Jeckyll » 11 Oct 2005, 17:13

Sports Illustrated and it's not close. ESPN is written for the average 17 year old.
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Postby kaskomm09 » 11 Oct 2005, 17:40

Stu Scott has a regular feature in ESPN the Mag.

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Postby Rodney Farva » 13 Oct 2005, 10:35

Interesting cover story in the current Business Week about the ever-expanding ESPN empire. Coming next: ESPN the Mobile Phone Service. Don't know if it will include Krazee Eyez Stu Scott screen savers and downloadable "BOO-YAH!" and Steven A. Smith ringtones.
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