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Most Covers by Sport For SI's purposes, they're all good sports--some are just more popular than others. And in case you're wondering, bridge made the cover three times (below)

Nov. 10, 2003
Nov. 10, 2003

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Nov. 10, 2003

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Most Covers by Sport For SI's purposes, they're all good sports--some are just more popular than others. And in case you're wondering, bridge made the cover three times (below)

#1 PRO FOOTBALL (511)
#2 BASEBALL (502)
#3 PRO BASKETBALL (295)
#4 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (155)
#5 GOLF (154)
#6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL (152)
#7 BOXING (134)
#8 TRACK AND FIELD (99)
#9 HOCKEY (83)
#10 TENNIS (77)

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wide world of ...

Here are all the other sports we've covered (on the cover) at least twice

Horse Racing 54
Skiing 44
Auto Racing 40
Swimming 22
Boating 21
Figure Skating 13
Fishing 13
Hunting 12
Soccer 12
Speed Skating 10
Cycling 8
Gymnastics 8
Diving (Ocean) 7
Dog Shows 7
Horse Shows 5
Surfing 5
Cards 4
Gambling 4
Skydiving 3
Sportscasting 3
Archery 2
Ballooning 2
Bowling 2
Chess 2
Diving (Pool) 2
Wrestling 2

sport or not sport?

It says SPORTS on the cover, but...

BIRD-WATCHING
May 16, 1955

FITNESS
Aug. 5, 1957

AUTUMN WALKS
Oct. 28, 1957

ISLAND HOPPING
Jan. 13, 1958

GAMBLING
May 11, 1959

NIGHT DRIVING
Jan. 30, 1961

CHESS
Aug. 7, 1961

GOLD DIVING
Nov. 5, 1962

VACATIONS
Jan. 21, 1963

CRUISING
May 13, 1963

BRIDGE
Feb. 17, 1964

TWENTY-ONE COLOR PHOTOS