Semi-OT: Will you buy this issue of SI?

Submitted by BRCE on May 30th, 2011 at 5:33 PM

The community here, like in a lot of corners of the internet, seems to be very anti-print, anti-establishment media and like to rail on the system and point out its failings. No one is saying they can't wait until the article hits the newstands, but rather to read it online.

The question is, even if you have seen the article online or heard all the sordid detials by the time it's available at stores, will you BUY the magazine? My answer is easy: yes. I consider it fine work and, quite frankly, a service. It is more than worth my $5 and I also think it would be nice to have for years down the line, laying around the house as an iconic snapshot of the times.

 

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May 31st, 2011 at 7:23 AM ^

...are some of you boys wondering what it was that you shaved your legs for?  10-year old Youngstown State stories? 20 year-old football camp stories?  Smoking weed in the basement of the tattoo shop?  The Tat 5 becoming the Tat 9 (or not at all)?

I expect that you could have more fun with a copy of Maxim, or the maybe the AARP magazine, than Sports Illustrated.  Personally, I'd sort of like to have back the 15 minutes of my life that I wasted reading Dohrmann.

And, um, the people who had some doubts about Sports Illustrated actually doing an important and worthwhile story, the people who are "very anti-print, anti-establishment media and like to rail on the system and point out its failings..." seem to have been right.  Again. 

goblue7612

May 30th, 2011 at 5:41 PM ^

Absolutely. I actually subscribe to ESPN the magazine for some reason, so I have the vest issue from this month also. Having the two of these will be something to keep.

Lloyd's Boy

May 30th, 2011 at 5:42 PM ^

I will not only buy it. But I'll make 600,000 photocopies, laminate them, and then hire a helicopter to air drop them over every corner of Columbus.

go16blue

May 30th, 2011 at 5:47 PM ^

I don't think that this deserves its own thread, but this guy seems pretty confident that OSU will get Jon Gruden. I'm not quite sure how I would feel about that, but he's probably a bit of a step down from Meyer or Tressel.

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May 30th, 2011 at 6:18 PM ^

You mean that issue that included a picture of Rich Rodriguez,  and a mention of Michigan, in the Greatest Year of Cheating in the Whole History of Cheating?  I call bullshit.  Now, I've got to do some stretching for the next fifteen minutes.