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Adam Apsan

Q&A with Skateboarding Legend Matt Rodriguez

I had a chance to sit down with skateboarding legend Matt Rodriguez at the Journeys Backyard BBQ in Woodbridge, NJ.
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Download the New SI Kids 3D App Now!

Hold on to your seats! The SI Kids IN YOUR FACE 3D App is throwing you right into the action. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the exciting 3D photographs that jump out from your iPad. Based on the popular book, these 3D photos will truly make you feel like you’re part of the game. Get ready to catch a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, block a shot with NBA star Carlos Boozer, and cruise down a mountain with Olympic snowboarders.


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Duane Munn

Sneak Peek: Skate It (iPhone)

Courtesy of EA Sports

The Skate It franchise goes portable once again this May, courtesy of Skate It for the iPhone.

Now... anyone familiar with the franchise might have doubts about such a port. And with good reason! Skate It's (the console version) dual-analog control scheme would appear to be a poor fit for the iPhone's touchscreen set-up.

Luckily for us, EA Sports appears to have developed an effecient workaround...

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Scott Jones

Tony Hawk Set to Revolutionize Skating Games

Let's be honest: No matter how much of a fan you are, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series has been running on fumes the past few years. The last few Hawk games have been decent enough, but still couldn't hold a candle to EA's more innovative skate franchise. (If you haven't played skate 2, you're missing out on one of the great sports games of last year. Go play it. Like, now!)

The Sports Gamer recently heard rumors that there would be a "new, revolutionary Tony Hawk game" before the end of the year. I thought, I've heard that before.

Enter Tony Hawk Ride, the 10th in the Hawkman's series of games. And--surprise, surprise--it looks like it might finally deliver on this whole "revolutionary" thing.

Watch the trailer above and keep reading for a pic of the game’s unique new control system.

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Duane Munn

The Sports Rack

  • GearHead
  • Duane Munn
  • May 13, 2009, 3:53 PM

Courtesy of Perfect Curve

If your room looks like mine’s did back when I had to turn in homework, this GearHead feature’s for you. See that? It’s called the Sports Rack, and it’s sure to make your room at least a little bit neater...

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Justin Tejada

Incase Skate Messenger Bag

  • GearHead
  • Justin Tejada
  • May 1, 2009, 1:46 PM

Here's my problem: I ride my bike to the Sports Illustrated Kids headquarters (sadly, the company doesn't send a limo to pick me up). On my ride home each day I pedal past a skatepark. But the park is only open until 7, and I don't leave the office until around 6. That leaves me just enough time to bike home, lock it up, grab my skateboard, and skate back up to the park...right as the park is closing for the day. Now if I had the new Incase Skate Messenger Bag, my problems would be solved. The new pack has special straps that hold your board while you are riding your bike, so no more trips home to swap out the bicycle for the skateboard. The straps are super secure and there are also rubber bumpers on the bag that help keep the board in place so it doesn't move around while you pedal. The Skate Messenger Bag also has various ways to stow your lock and pump and comes with a removable hip pack. Costing around $220, the bag is definitely not cheap. But it is made from strong nylon so it will last a very long time. For more info, check out

More pictures and video after the jump.

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Duane Munn

Sports Quotes of the Week

  • The Arena
  • Duane Munn
  • April 8, 2009, 4:58 PM

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Here are the best sports quotes of the week; check 'em out! Oh, and don't forget to send me quotes for next week's post!

"Things have changed since I won a race ... That's the first time I've ever carried a checkered flag in NASCAR. I used to do that in quarter-midgets when I was 8."
-Jeff Gordon after his win at the Samsung 500 on Sunday snapped a 47-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

"Growing up I never thought about the Hall of Fame. All I wanted was a chance to go to college."
-Michael Jordan, in response to being elected into the basketball Hall of Fame

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