The Saturday Evening Post published some of the best magazine covers ever, like this one, illustrated by Earl Mayan in 1957. It features New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra waiting on a pop fly, while the crowd looks on anxiously. And to think you could once pay just 15 cents for this calibre of product.
World Cup soccer is closing in fast – 42 days until kick-off to be exact. While diehards practice their face painting and team songs, gamers are limbering up for the new football release from EA Sports. FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 on PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 includes a special “Story of the Finals” feature that allows gamers to relive big moments from the actual tournament, hours after games are played. The free service (sponsored by Coke) connects players in virtual matches which tackle the very same challenges their heroes actually faced in the tournament. Sounds eerily real.
Tony Romo’s No.9 was the best-selling sports jersey for the past year, according to SportsScanData. The top 5 sellers were listed on Yahoo today, with half a million Romo units said to have moved from shelves in the last 12 months. Second place? Favre, Jets, #4.
Seattle Sounders FC revealed their new third kit last week and it’s very, ah…well, bright. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. People’s color preferences are their own personal choice. But seriously. This one could guide ships into Puget Sound on a dark, foggy night. Thankfully the new strip will be used sparingly says Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer, and we’re onboard with that decision. How can you go past the team’s lime green anyway? You can’t.
Here’s Sports Illustrated on the Apple iPad. In a word, it’s awesome. The ability to flick through rows of beautiful SI photos, arrange content in whatever order you like, as well as customize your own “team” pages, make tablet mags the most exciting thing to happen in sports media in some time. And the addition of video to your weekly SI – including the always engrossing Swimsuit Issue – surely is whetting the appetite of even the biggest skeptics. Bring it on!
“Canucks Day” has been announced in the city of Vancouver, following the team’s dramatic first round series win against the LA Kings. While some fans are not thrilled by the idea, we think it’s great to see the mayor and the city embrace the club. They’re even sending Fin the Canucks mascot downtown to hand out white towels. He’s working on an off day – give it up folks.