Greg Bishop is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated whose feature subjects have ranged from Ricky Williams to Adrian Peterson to Aaron Rodgers. He spent time as the Jets beat writer for the New York Times and the Seahawks beat writer for the Seattle Times.
Even when he was growing up, it was clear that David Johnson possessed a combination of talent and ability that have been described as "mutantlike." That was confirmed when his life took a series of unexpected turns during two weeks at the beginning of 2017.
When Blair Walsh was fighting off the haters after his missed field goal ended the Vikings’ 2015 season, he knew that fans were watching. But he didn't expect that his positive attitude and efforts to move forward would inspire a young fan on the verge of suicide—and that she would help him in return.
Mayweather-McGregor will be the event of the year—even if it's likely to be more circus than slugfest. For boxing purists, the real show comes next month, when Alvarez and Golovkin square off. Don't know those names? Well, you should.
Oscar De La Hoya believes the future of boxing lies not in the hype over his old rival Floyd Mayweather taking on UFC star Conor McGregor, but rather in Canelo Alvarez and his bout with Gennady Golovkin three weeks later.
Can Conor McGregor actually beat Floyd Mayweather? His longtime trainer, John Kavanagh, is not only convinced McGregor will win, he says the UFC star will do so by out-boxing the man who's 49–0 in the ring.
On the cusp of greatness his entire career, Matt Ryan finally made the leap in 2016 with an MVP season, and he nearly achieved legendary status—until the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl 51. How will the Falcons overcome that psychological hurdle? For starters, Ryan isn’t changing a thing