Search

POP CULTURE GRID...

Aug. 05, 2013
Aug. 05, 2013

Table of Contents
Aug. 5, 2013

SI.com
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
JOHNNY MANZIEL
THEMMQB.COM
THE GRAHAM BROTHERS
BRONSON ARROYO
  • HE WAS ONCE THE UNLIKELIEST OF IDIOTS IN A BAND OF HEROES THAT MADE HISTORY. NEARLY A DECADE LATER, BRONSON ARROYO IS STILL STANDING, STILL CHILLING TO HIS OWN BEAT, STILL ONE OF THE GAME'S MOST DEPENDABLE INNINGS-EATERS

LAST DAYS OF A-ROD
  • As Alex Rodriguez prepares for yet another humiliation, this one a possible career-ender, it's worth remembering him as you may have forgotten him: the greatest prospect any scout had ever seen who met the promise of his gifts, a tireless worker and learner with as sublime a baseball IQ as there was. So, how could he be so ... dumb?

POP CULTURE GRID...

View this article in the original magazine

This is an article from the Aug. 5, 2013 issue

What athletes are thinkingMost ridiculous thing you've autographed?Reality show you should be on?Gift you'd bring to the royal baby shower?Favorite sports movieFavorite summer songA Sharknado is ...
Craig KimbrelBraves RHPCellphoneSurvivorTea and crumpetsFor Love of the GameAnything that feels good. I'm not picky.The most ridiculous thing I've ever heard
Andrew DriverDynamo MA babyThe BachelorA Dynamo jerseyCoach Carter"Levels" by AviciiThe world's greatest idea
Matt MooreRays LHPCellphone coverDuck DynastyA major league baseballThe Sandlot"America the Beautiful" (from The Sandlot)A Sharknado?

+ Several of his teammates suggested that Kimbrel, who is from Huntsville, Ala., should be on Redneck Island. As for his Survivor odds, Kimbrel says, "I can live on anything. I can make a fire, catch fish. Just give me a knife and I'll be all right."

+ Driver, a Brit, said he wished that Kate and William had named their son after him: "The name Andrew is Scottish. I was hoping it might bring England and Scotland a bit closer together."

PHOTOASYLUM/PHOTOFEST (SHARKNADO)PHOTOANWAR HUSSEIN/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES (ROYAL COUPLE)PHOTOGUSTAVO CABALLERO/GETTY IMAGES FOR SIRIUSXM (AVICII)PHOTODAVID TOASE/GETTY IMAGES (TEA AND CRUMPETS)PHOTOPAVEL LOSEVSKY/FOTOLIA.COM (BABY)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MOORE)PHOTOERIK WILLIAMS/CAL SPORT MEDIA (DRIVER)PHOTODAVID TULIS/AP (KIMBREL)PHOTO