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INBOX

INBOX

EDITOR'S LETTER

One Infinite Loop

By Christian Stone

PRO BASKETBALL

KING OF ROAM

By Jack McCallum

60 ANNIVERSARY

There AND Back

The sports landscape, like society, has changed immensely in the six decades since SI first hit newsstands. But in many ways we're back where we began. Vin Scully is still baseball's poet laureate. When Jay Z sits courtside at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn again feels like the center of the universe. And we stare at smartphones the same way we once listened to transistor radios: immersed in our fandom. Sixty years on, the game remains the same

By Steve Rushin

Sports Illustrated Regrets...

OOPS, WE DID IT AGAIN

OVER-INFLATED

SI FORECAST

HALL OF SHAME

THE THRILL OF VICTORY, THE AGONY OF FROGS' FEET

RIPPING INTO A BIG RIFT

By Jack McCallum

WHAT WERE WE THINKING?

TITLE FIGHTS

HEY, YOU TRY TO GO 60 YEARS WITHOUT REPEATING YOURSELF

CHOICE CUTS

'STRONG-ARMED

How Lance pulled one over on us

By Austin Murphy

INFLATED BODIES, DEFLATED REPS

If only we knew then what we know now. Here, some prominent dopers whose feats we once celebrated

By Austin Murphy

BLOWN COVERAGE

By Austin Murphy

IT'S PERSONAL

SI staffers past and present share their most painful egg-on-the-face moments

By Jack McCallum

MISSING IN ACTION

Deserving stars who somehow have never made it onto an SI cover

ERRORS OF OMISSION

Belated apologies to the fans of six notably triumphant teams who were snubbed from our cover

WHOOPS, THERE IT IS

A quick roundup of regrettable moments

PHOTO OOPS

POINT AFTER

Keeping Score

By Michael Rosenberg

Departments

SI.COM

Leading Off

Masthead

Stacked Decks

A series of bold moves by the A's and the Tigers stoked rumors of a rivalry, but the (god)fathers of the deals swear it's not personal, just business

By Ben Reiter

Your Brain on Playbooks

The neuroscience of bringing X's and O's to life

By Dan Treadway

PLAY ON

By Phil Taylor

Big Ideas Gone Very Bad

Sometimes a game-day promotion doesn't quite pan out

HOT | NOT

Tall Order

Kevin Durant goes strong to the fridge

By Daniel Friedman

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Marathon, and On and On

By Elliot Chester

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Rickie Fowler

By Alan Shipnuck