FOR SEPT. 30, 2013
This is an article from the Sept. 30, 2013 issue
SAMUEL L. JACKSON (@SamuelLJackson)
Just saw the score! Go Dawgz! Don't wanna say Chomp that Gamecock but ... U Know!!!
BRANDON MCCARTHY (@BMcCarthy32)
[Floyd] Mayweather's missing a great trolling opportunity by not having a tattoo on his left shoulder that says "your punches go here"
MCKAYLA MARONEY (@McKaylaMaroney)
Sooo I was told yesterday my hair is too long for gymnastics & I'll be deducted if I leave it ... Hmmmm nope ... You can't pay me to cut it
KOBE BRYANT (@kobebryant)
I wish d12 [Dwight Howard] the best honestly. I just find it hard to follow players that wanna kick my teams ass #thatsjustme
Which Twitter feeds are essential for the everyday sports fan? For our third annual Twitter 100, SI.com polled SPORTS ILLUSTRATED staffers—all of whom are hard-core Twitter users—and asked which feeds exemplify the best wit and wisdom in sports. Go to SI.com/twitter100 to see which of your favorites made the list ... and don't forget to follow SI's main feed, @SInow, at twitter.com/SInow
Richard Deitsch on ...
When sideline reporters perform with prescience and smarts, they provide an essential resource for sports viewers. The opposite paradigm is asking vapid questions and delivering "sis-boom-bah" platitudes for coaches and players. Still, while the quality of sideline reporting talent is wildly uneven, I support the idea that the more reporters on the field the better.
SI.com looks at some of the most difficult replay review calls from Week 3 of the NFL season, including this acrobatic dive by Bengals wideout Giovani Bernard, which was confirmed as a touchdown in Cincy's 34--30 upset of Green Bay.
Pro Football NOW
Who's the better Ryan? On Sunday it was Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, who led Miami to a 27--23 victory over Matt Ryan and the Falcons. The Dolphins are 3--0 for the first time since 2002, and it's been even longer since their last playoff win (2000). Is this the year they make some postseason noise? That and more will be discussed on SI.com's weekly live NFL talk show, Pro Football Now, presented by John Hancock and hosted by Maggie Gray and former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer. Watch Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. EST @ SI.com/profootballnow
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All in the Family
From the SI Vault Oct. 10, 1988
A quarter century ago, Florence Griffith Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and the rest of the Griffith-Joyner-Kersee clan took Seoul by storm, winning a total of five Olympic gold medals.
By Kenny Moore