Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dead Thread 2021 -- If you're reading this, it isn't you.

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Sports Illustrated 1954-2024.

    It wad a good run.
    Wait, what? How?
    Cornell University
    National Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Comment


    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

      Wait, what? How?
      It’s been in hospice for a while now. Some equity firm bought it and skimmed it down and then licensed the brand. So there was the normal SI, then there was a fan blog SI masquerading as SI under the same branding, and then they were doing branding deals for SI trying to make it some kind of lifestyle brand. I’ve seen a couple stores at airports with the SI logo plastered on water bottles and drawstrings and shirts.

      Today they announced they’re firing all the writers from normal SI. I believe they’re keeping all the terrible fan blogs and the brand licensing.
      Go Green! Go White! Go State!

      1966, 1986, 2007

      Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

      Comment


      • There were several years where waiting for the weekly delivery was commonplace for myself and so many my age. I don't think I've picked up one for at least 20 years outside of maybe sitting in a waiting room.

        My dad kept every one for probably 25 years which are now long gone. I still have 7 saved in plastic - 1980 Miracle and 3 each from the 87 and 91 World Series.

        End of an era.

        Comment


        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
          It’s been in hospice for a while now. Some equity firm bought it and skimmed it down and then licensed the brand.
          Kill everyone in Finance and their families so we can be sure of ending the bloodline.
          Cornell University
          National Champion 1967, 1970
          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

          Comment


          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            Wait, what? How?
            The same as everything else. Private equity, investors, cost cutting for moar profit

            Comment


            • On one hand, it does suck to see an institution of American sports culture go away. And people losing jobs is never good.

              On the other hand, SI was the bastion of old white guys and what they thought sports were, football, baseball, basketball and occasionally golf and tennis. Hockey was routinely shunned and any soccer coverage was only what Grant Wahl could jam through. Never forget they also shilled for the NFL in the early days by printing NFL photos in color while the AFL got black and white.
              U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
              Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
              I spell Failure with UAF

              Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
              But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
              Originally posted by Doyle Woody
              Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

              Comment


              • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                On one hand, it does suck to see an institution of American sports culture go away. And people losing jobs is never good.

                On the other hand, SI was the bastion of old white guys and what they thought sports were, football, baseball, basketball and occasionally golf and tennis. Hockey was routinely shunned and any soccer coverage was only what Grant Wahl could jam through. Never forget they also shilled for the NFL in the early days by printing NFL photos in color while the AFL got black and white.
                Hey, they put Greg Lemond on the cover and named him sportsman of the year.
                What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

                Comment


                • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                  On one hand, it does suck to see an institution of American sports culture go away. And people losing jobs is never good.

                  On the other hand, SI was the bastion of old white guys and what they thought sports were, football, baseball, basketball and occasionally golf and tennis. Hockey was routinely shunned and any soccer coverage was only what Grant Wahl could jam through. Never forget they also shilled for the NFL in the early days by printing NFL photos in color while the AFL got black and white.
                  And don’t forget the swimsuit issue!

                  Comment


                  • Peter Schickele died on the 16th. You may also know him as P.D.Q. Bach.
                    CCT '77 & '78
                    4 kids
                    5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                    1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                    ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                    - Benjamin Franklin

                    Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                    I want to live forever. So far, so good.

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      Peter Schickele died on the 16th. You may also know him as P.D.Q. Bach.
                      I'd have been off on his birth year by more than 20 years. I had no idea he survived last century.

                      Such a fun guy. I learned a lot about classical music while laughing my posterior off.



                      Last edited by Kepler; 01-19-2024, 11:19 PM.
                      Cornell University
                      National Champion 1967, 1970
                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                        Here's a list of all the other brands ABG could theoretically kill off if they don't like management, financial results, or the terms of whatever licensing deal they have with whomever.

                        Just a bunch of tailored-suit lawyers, buying brand IP and manipulating the law to make millions. 'Murica.
                        Jesus. They own Reebok?
                        Code:
                        As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                        Originally posted by SanTropez
                        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                        Originally posted by Kepler
                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                          Here's a list of all the other brands ABG could theoretically kill off if they don't like management, financial results, or the terms of whatever licensing deal they have with whomever.

                          Just a bunch of tailored-suit lawyers, buying brand IP and manipulating the law to make millions. 'Murica.
                          TBH they could wipe out them all and nothing of value would be lost. Celebs and brand trash. Burn it.

                          We still push all the finance bros into the abattoir, though; that doesn't change.


                          Last edited by Kepler; 01-19-2024, 11:51 PM.
                          Cornell University
                          National Champion 1967, 1970
                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                            Jesus. They own Reebok?
                            TIL Frederick’s of Hollywood still exists

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                              TIL Frederick’s of Hollywood still exists
                              It used to be staple in sh-tty malls in midsize suburbs, where brood sows think butterflies are decadent. They went t-ts up in 2015 though, so I dunno if they are mail order now or what.
                              Cornell University
                              National Champion 1967, 1970
                              ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                              Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                                On one hand, it does suck to see an institution of American sports culture go away. And people losing jobs is never good.

                                On the other hand, SI was the bastion of old white guys and what they thought sports were, football, baseball, basketball and occasionally golf and tennis. Hockey was routinely shunned and any soccer coverage was only what Grant Wahl could jam through. Never forget they also shilled for the NFL in the early days by printing NFL photos in color while the AFL got black and white.
                                Much of this is true, but tou're overstating the limits of their coverage (although obviously a mass media publication is always going to focus on the Big 4 as well as NCAA bb and FB) and there were many years when they had a handful of more than competent writers including Dan Jenkins, Plimpton, DeFord, Verducci, William Nack, Steve Rushin, Rick Reilly...

                                One of my favorite articles was about the MN HS hockey tournament.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X