Sports Illustrated Podcast Labels Trump 'Criminally Negligent

Culture
April 14th, 2020 10:00 AM
Sports Illustrated writer and podcast host Jimmy Traina on Monday tried to goad retired ESPN SportsCenter host Bob Ley into a broadside attack on President Trump and met with mixed results. Traina said the president is doing "long-standing" damage to the nation, and before veering off the political angle of COVID-19, Ley directed the words "criminal negligence" in the president's direction.

Soccer Star Rapinoe Takes Sports Illustrated to Task in Speech

Culture
December 11th, 2019 12:03 AM
Sports Illustrated announced that United States women’s national soccer team star, Megan Rapinoe, was chosen as its 2019 "Sportsperson of the Year" on Monday. However, what has taken much of the media by storm is the way she accepted the award. In true Rapinoe fashion, she used the opportunity to push her activism, while throwing Sports Illustrated itself under the proverbial bus.

Sports Illustrated Praises TNT After Barkley's Oral Sex Jokes

Culture
November 8th, 2019 4:11 PM
When the media won't stick to sports, it doesn't necessarily mean they're focusing on politics and social justice. Sometimes they find all three too boring to bother with, and that's when you get Thursday night's disgusting, juvenile Inside the NBA on TNT. And Sports Illustrated's pathetic admiration for that cultural rot on Friday.

Kaepernick Symbolizes SI's PC List of NFL's Most Influential

Culture
August 29th, 2019 10:00 PM
Ready for a really bad joke? Read Sports Illustrated's "100 Figures Who Shaped the NFL's First Century." It's an exercise in political correctness, if not downright zaniness. Malcontent Colin Kaepernick not only made the list, but is the cover photo as well. Several people on the list never set foot on an NFL playing field, and it's apparent the SI staff had ulterior motives behind their bizarre…

Sports Illustrated's Traina Explains Away Le Batard's Attack On Trump

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July 24th, 2019 10:00 AM
On his Sports Illustrated podcast Tuesday, host Jimmy Traina attempted to excuse away outrageous remarks made by ESPN's Dan Le Batard last Thursday. Le Batard bashed President Trump over the "send them home" political rally and ripped his ESPN employer for its no-politics policy. Podcast guest Andrew Marchand, sports columnist for the New York Post, disagreed with Traina.

Sports Illustrated Questions Former Coach's Christian Beliefs

Culture
June 29th, 2019 10:00 AM
Earlier this week, the co-hosts of the Sports Illustrated Now program championed the NBA as a progressive league and red flagged former player and coach Mark Jackson's aspirations to coach again because he's a Christian. Jackson compiled a winning record in three seasons as coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2011-2014, and this week a current member of the team suggested Jackson is being…

Pregnant Model Scorned By Baby-Hating Followers

Culture
June 27th, 2019 4:26 PM
Many people celebrate pregnancies for obvious reasons: pregnancy means the creation of new life. But for others, pregnancy is treated like a curse -- a disease that ruins women’s bodies. This prevalent disdain was made especially explicit when Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes announced her pregnancy. In a Fox News interview, Hoopes stated that she was surprised by her followers’…

Sports Illustrated Promotes Transgender Wrestler

Culture
June 23rd, 2019 10:00 PM
Move over, Sports Illustrated ― for "Transgender Illustrated." SI writer Dan Greene just joined the growing list of media promoting transgenders in sports with his feature on Nyla Rose, the first transgender person to join a major American professional wrestling organization.

Diversity & Hedonism: Woke SI Models Bare All

Culture
May 11th, 2019 10:00 AM
The idea of actually covering sports has become so passé for two iconic sports media organizations that they've devolved into a lusty competition to determine which can one-down the other in so-called artistic nudity. ESPN presents full buff arrays of athletes "performing" their respective sport, and Sports Illustrated is pulling out every PC trick in the book -- hijabs and burkinis, painted…

SI, ESPN Fight 'Inhumane' Proposal To Cut S.O. Funding

Culture
March 27th, 2019 10:00 PM
Special Olympics (SO) not only does a great job of providing programs for the mentally and physically impaired, but also excels at fundraising from non-government sources. SO raises 90 percent of its funding, but when U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed ending federal funding, ESPN and Sports Illustrated pushed back hard against the Trump Administration.

Sports Illustrated Takes Lefty Swipes at Trump Administration, Judge

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December 12th, 2018 10:00 AM
"The information universe is in a state of constant evolution, but the sports background of any controversial figure is almost always irrelevant." This statement appears at the end of Tim Layden's hypocritical Sports Illustrated criticism of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker (appearing in photograph) and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The ironic thing is that Layden specifically…

Kavanaugh Accuser Ford Introduces SI’s Inspiration of the Year

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December 12th, 2018 9:49 AM
Kudos to Sports Illustrated.for coming up with a creative new awards ceremony format in which a real-life heroine is introduced by the actress who played her on TV. That’s the only possible rationale for having Christine Blasey Ford involved in a ceremony honoring Rachel Denhollander.

Oh-So-Woke Warriors Win SI Sportsperson of Year Award

Culture
December 10th, 2018 8:40 PM
For a few years now, social justice activism has been used to determine Sports Illustrated's "Sportsperson of the Year" award. The Golden State Warriors' entire team is this year's winner, and though they've won three NBA championships in the last four years, that simple fact didn't seem to weigh heavily into SI's decision. "Matters beyond basketball" did, according to Alaa Abdeldaiem, a breaking…

Sports Illustrated, L.A. Kings Advocating for Gun Control

Culture
November 19th, 2018 10:00 AM
In the aftermath of recent mass shootings, professional teams and athletes are pondering how they can mobilize for gun control. Sports Illustrated writer Alex Prewitt is cheering them on from the press box and offering advice on how they can take the guns out of Americans' hands.