We all know Sports Illustrated
, for decades the leading athletic magazine around. Even in its heyday, though, editors felt the need to be hip and edgy.
Or maybe they just did a lot of drugs in the Time-Life offices, and occasionally the boss who was supposed to stop terrible cover ideas was on vacation. That's the only explanation we can think of for these 10 SI
covers from the 1960s.1. Turn Me On, Dead Man
Duuude. There's like this team, like the Knicks? And they've got Jazzie and Cazzie and....ummm...like.....you ever look at a dollar bill, man? There's some spooky shit going on there, man.
2. An Early Version of Tron
Maybe if you're high and the players all look like this to you, the case for the 12-foot basket makes sense.3. On the other hand....
Maybe players did look like that back then.4. The Sad Clown
For someone the cover is touting as "irrepressible," this guy looks pretty damn pressible, as in de
pressible. Maybe it's because he's stuck down in a deep well of loneliness and self-hatred, looking in vain for help from those above who insist only on taunting him.