Terry McDonell

Terry McDonell

All Terry McDonell Stories

May 29, 2006


Henry Aaron gracefully endured the pressure of the chase, and then stopped it with one lash of his bat. —Sports Illustrated, April 15, 1974 ...

Dec. 26, 2011


WE EXPECTED surprises, and still we were surprised. The decision of what to put on the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has been the top ...

July 23, 2012

Revolutionary Games

The best and worst of nationalism run through the Olympics. The worst is easy: Berlin 1936, Munich 1972. The best is harder to pin, but it is ...

Nov. 07, 2011


"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend." —HENRY DAVID THOREAU This fall Mike Wetterauer of Henderson, Nev., wrote to ...

April 23, 2012

The Sportswriter

Frank Deford missed his Princeton graduation in 1962 to start work as a researcher in the baseball department of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

Nov. 28, 2011


LAST WEEK SI announced the Sport in America: Our Defining Stories HBO documentary series that we are producing with Endgame ...

Nov. 28, 2011

In My Tribe

Our sports have become more and more about money and marketing. But to most of us they're still about the stories we tell one another, the transcendent moments that lift us—the very way we define ourselves

Dec. 12, 2005

Quality of Effort

The Laughing Wuarterback is the title of a novel that never quite made it to print but was passed around sportswriting circles a number of years ...

Feb. 13, 2006

A Special Mission

There are nopolitics in steroids. Performance enhancing drugs destroy the bodies ofathletes and undermine the integrity of the sports they ...

Aug. 07, 2006

Enough Is Enough

"I have never knowingly used any banned substance and blah, blah, blah...." It was a very sad week for sports

March 02, 2009

Spinning Alex Rodriguez

He cheated, he lied, he says that he loves you ... in a loosey-goosey kind of way

March 13, 2006

Uncovering the Truth

On the June 23,1969, cover of Sports Illustrated is the silhouette of an athlete surrounded byan assortment of pills--including anabolic ...

March 27, 2006

All Over It

What are we,crazy? Running a story sending readers to rival sports sites on the Web?(Writing Up a Storm, page 58). Call us confident. The truth ...

Dec. 04, 2006

The Next Sportsman

Who should it be? A debate rages at

March 05, 2007

Making an Entrance

There is an oldand inside joke about Time Inc. and its magazines, including SportsIllustrated. The joke starts with a question: How many people ...

May 07, 2007

In Our Tribe

How can enliven and enrich your every-day sports life

Dec. 10, 2007

The Point After

WHEN I knew him best, the only occasionally irascible George Plimpton, who had written for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED from its freewheeling ...

March 26, 2012

From Out Of Leftfield

BORN IN Boston, growing up in Northampton, Mass., nine-year-old Nate Gordon —tall for his age and not especially shy—surprised no one ...