SI Comes Out With Weirdest Cover Ever

Thursday, May 22, 2008

When I went to the mailbox today I certainly wasn't expecting to find this....


Not only is it a cartoon, but it's of the Tampa Bay Rays. SI just blew my mind. I also think Carl Crawford is punching through Derek Jeter. It's not everday that you see America's most popular and most respected Sports Magazine in comic book form.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:00 PM

15 Comments:

I like the cover: A little weird, yes, but I like it that SI mixed it up and it is a cool design (the top with the three other stories blends in nicely). However, we all know about the SI jinx, and the Rays will now fall to last place while the Yankees will rise again and take the Wild Card or Division.

bigern said...
May 22, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

Also, they have Crawford wearing a home Rays jersey in Yankee Stadium, while Jeter is wearing a road-gray Yankees jersey -- with his name on the back. What a travesty.

Though the Batman logo in the outfield is a nice touch.

Jay said...
May 22, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

I honestly thought I'd gotten Sports Illustrated for Kids by mistake. Seriously, I had to flip around inside to make sure they weren't any trading cards inside.

Junker23 said...
May 22, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

I takes something special to shock Superman. Well done, Carl.

GMoney said...
May 22, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

Also, they have Crawford wearing a home Rays jersey in Yankee Stadium, while Jeter is wearing a road-gray Yankees jersey -- with his name on the back. What a travesty.

A wizard did it.

Kevin said...
May 22, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

Also, they have Crawford wearing a home Rays jersey in Yankee Stadium, while Jeter is wearing a road-gray Yankees jersey -- with his name on the back. What a travesty.

...because it's a Bizarro cover.

Anonymous said...
May 22, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

Also, they have Crawford wearing a home Rays jersey in Yankee Stadium, while Jeter is wearing a road-gray Yankees jersey -- with his name on the back. What a travesty.

It's Bizarro Baseball. Why wouldn't they have the home and road uniforms swapped?

SpartanDan said...
May 22, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

I guess in Bizarro Baseball Carl Crawford isn't subjected to random drug testing.

Anonymous said...
May 22, 2008, 5:51:00 PM  

Bizzaro Baseball: Where the '08 AL MVP is Brrrrrandon Iiiiinnnnngeee!

Brandon Inge Sucks said...
May 22, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

In Bizarro AA, LeBron hits clutch shots, Pam Ward wins a Sports Emmy, and SS would slang Joe's D.

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
May 22, 2008, 7:20:00 PM  

I dig the cover. Very Pulp Art. Didn't have to beef up Crawford though. Now if they can ditch some of the ads, change a couple writers and dump some of the headline sports stories that everyone sort of learns through Sports Center right after it happens then we'd have something.

Ed from AZ said...
May 22, 2008, 7:45:00 PM  

When I saw this I wondered if this sets a new precedent for SI. I don't recall any other SI cover that wasn't a photo of an athlete/model/stadium/etc.

T. Ruby said...
May 22, 2008, 7:50:00 PM  

GMoney said...

I takes something special to shock Superman. Well done, Carl.


It's Bizzaro Superman...

Anonymous said...
May 22, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

I like it. Reminds me of some of the game day giveaways when I was a kid. Seems like it should come with a pack of Mother's glossy baseball cards. And of course frosted animal crackers.

May 23, 2008, 12:15:00 AM  

I'd like to thank this post for ruining the experience of finding the cover on my own and being just as amazed. Thanks.

David said...
May 23, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

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