Magazine Issue
ESPN 10/02/17
ESPN The Magazine2 min read
The Road Team
What happens when three senior writers embed themselves with three teams heading for the playoffs? A record win streak, an epic slide and a little rock ’n’ roll.
ESPN The Magazine3 min read
Swing Away
Why do players born in Latin America tend to walk less often than their U.S.-born counterparts—and how do teams close that gap?
ESPN The Magazine11 min read
“You Just Can’t Shake It”
For the first time, Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy opens up about his agonizingly public struggle with weight.
ESPN The Magazine4 min read
Once They Were Kings
Here’s the bottom line for the sad state of football in the great state of Texas: They have no defense. (Literally.)
ESPN The Magazine5 min read
A Racer’s Racer
NASCAR is in the postseason, and Dale Jr. is near the pasture. So who will give old-school fans their fix? Might we (and Tony Stewart) suggest Kyle Larson? “There’s a million race car drivers,” Stewart says. “But there’s only a few true old-school racers. Kyle Larson is one.” Here’s a look at the playoffs’ No. 2 seed.
ESPN The Magazine4 min read
Marquee Match
In Battle of the Sexes, Emma Stone re-creates Billie Jean King’s epic 1973 showdown against Bobby Riggs. But first she had to get a few tennis lessons from the legend herself. No pressure.
ESPN The Magazine2 min read
International House of Pain
Every two years, the Presidents Cup pits the U.S. against the world. And every two years, history repeats itself.
ESPN The Magazine17 min read
Game, Interrupted
How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea’s feminist movement.
ESPN The Magazine10 min read
Wildest October Ever
What do you get when a bunch of elite teams collide in the postseason? A rough road for the underdogs—but a ton of fun for us.
ESPN The Magazine17 min read
You Win Some You Lose Some
Two dramatic streaks will define the Dodgers’ 2017 season—unless they can pull off something even more memorable in October.
ESPN The Magazine10 min read
Bringing It Home
The behind-the-scenes story of the Astros’ fight to bring hope—and a first World Series title—to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
ESPN The Magazine14 min read
When There Is No Tomorrow
In watching the Indians go on a historic streak, it became clear the most remarkable thing about the team wasn’t the wins.
ESPN The Magazine3 min read
Must-See TV
The crazy end to this MLB season—the Indians can’t lose! The Dodgers can’t win!—sets up perhaps the wildest postseason ever. (And yes, we watched last year’s World Series.) Here are David Schoenfield’s five favorite possible matchups for the 2017 Fall Classic.