Figure of Speech
"IF I KNEW this was going to happen, I would've worn cuter underwear."
So says U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon as he shimmies out of his trousers and into a pair of off-the-rack pants in plain view of shoppers at a Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York City. And this is just the opening scene in the first edition of SI TV's series, The Big Interview. The rest is even more revealing.
Each episode in the program features a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED writer interviewing a prominent athlete about his or her sport and personal life, in candid detail. In the debut, SI's Rohan Nadkarni chats with Rippon about the skater's favorite shoes ("fun, easy Gucci sneakers"), his dating-app preference (Tinder is "sorta classy," "Grinder is like trash") and his feelings about what "makes America awesome." Visit SI TV on Amazon Channels to check out the Rippon episode, and make sure to come back for more chapters and more big names later this spring.
THE LIN CROWD
SI goes behind the scenes with Nets guard Jeremy Lin in The Life of Lin, an exclusive multipart series chronicling his road to recovery after a season-ending knee injury suffered on opening night. In Episode 2, Lin takes viewers along as he pursues his many passions outside of basketball, including his interest in sports analytics and his ownership of an eSports team.
HOW TO WATCH
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