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Paul Ulane

Sneak Peek: September Issue 24

  • From the Mag
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • August 30, 2011, 6:07 PM

The September issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, why wait to see the new cover?! We're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on SIKIDS.com!

Scroll to the bottom of this article (or click the "More" tab if you're on the News & Blogs page) for a close-up of this month's cover athlete. After you've checked it out, be sure to hit up the comments section and let us know what you think!

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Alan Chen

Can the Pack go Back-to-Back? 24

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Alan Chen
  • August 30, 2011, 11:59 AM

No matter who you’re a fan of, there’s no doubting that last year the Green Bay Packers had a superior season, topped of with the Lombardi trophy. They had a rough start, but a late-season surge brought them into the playoffs. Then they won six straight games to win the title. But can they come out on top again? Here are some reasons why the Packers could be back-to-back Super Bowl Champions.

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Julia Maddock

Fun at the County Fair: The Combine Demolition Derby 13

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Julia Maddock
  • August 29, 2011, 9:12 AM

As summer comes to an end, county fairs across the country are happening. Most people know the county fair has cows, pigs, horses, chickens and turkeys. But how many people know the county fair offer sporting events that may be a little… well, unusual, but a lot of fun?

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Eric Levenson

Legends Flock to New York City for Madden NFL 12 3

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Eric Levenson
  • August 24, 2011, 11:06 AM


If you’re like most kids in the summer, you can’t wait to get your hands on the newest copy of Madden. Well wait no more.
 
We here at SIKids.com got a sneak preview at the Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am, a two-day event centered on the Madden NFL 12’s upcoming release. A mix of Hall of Famers – such as Jerry Rice, Dan Marino, and Deion Sanders – battled on the gridiron with celebrities and actors in a competitive game of flag football. They also gave us some tips on the upcoming season and their favorite players right now.
 
Smack dab in the middle of New York City, we got to test out the new Madden game AND watch these former stars play. Press play and check it all out!

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Sonia Kinkhabwala

Bringing Home "The Greatest Athlete In The World" 12

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Sonia Kinkhabwala
  • August 19, 2011, 1:21 PM

“Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world.” For Jim Thorpe, this amazing remark was a common compliment. Thorpe was a track and field star, a baseball hero, and a football champion. To me, he defines what it means to be an all-around athlete. Thorpe died when he was 64 years old. Now, more than 50 years after the pro was laid to rest, his living children and his tribe are fighting to bring him home.

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Olivia Hops

Athletes Who Give Back 10

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Olivia Hops
  • August 16, 2011, 12:12 PM

Athletes Give Back In today’s society, when you turn on the news, more often than not you hear about yet another star or athlete getting in trouble with the law. Whether its drunk driving or stealing, many people in the limelight today choose to make the wrong choices. Just when we think all hope to find a star capable of being a role model is gone, a select few choose to do the right thing. More »

Harrison Clark

Who's Tougher to Hit: Sidearmer Smith or Knuckleballer Wakefield? 27

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Harrison Clark
  • August 11, 2011, 9:54 AM

Hitting a baseball is already really hard. With the hand eye coordination required to actually hit a baseball, it has been proven to be one the hardest thing to do in sports.

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