I typically try to avoid starting new threads from left field these days but I couldn't plug this in anywhere. I have posted about Sports Illustrated at times here and I have gotten the impression that most if not all the caste football brethren don't subscribe and or read it now. But as usual I will plow forward anyway. As a sports hound I have subscribed for many years with barely an interruption which happened decades ago. In the last issue I received they detailed plans about reducing the yearly amount of issues. Instead of weekly, which to be honest it hasn't been strictly weekly for quite some time now, they are publishing bi-weekly starting this year. Roughly twice a month but like banks and other modern institutions in the letter they act like they are doing the subscriber A FAVOR by offering LESS. Basically a bunch of mumbo jumbo. Give me a break. I am a long time subscriber and OF COURSE I would prefer a weekly magazine over a twice a month slightly bulgier edition. Who the hell is kidding who? And needless to say the price of the magazine remains the same. So less print for the same amount of money. Sounds like a sweet deal to me. At least according to the editor who is trying to sugarcoat the screw job. The only bone they are throwing to subscribers is the Swimsuit Issue is thrown in as a bonus edition which it has been in the past so not really a bone after all. My understanding is that some men opt out of the swimsuit edition ( they give subscribers a choice). Needless to say I can't figure out that line of thinking for the life of me. Ha. It begs the question on how they will cover events that ended two weeks prior to their publication. In recent times they have actually skipped events like Wimbledon which back in the day when people could breath freely and smile would have been unheard of. Are they going to skip coverage of say the four major tennis and golf tournaments and give you one of those look it up on their half ass website sort of thing? Their website sucks by the way. It is slow and gets hung up but I want to read the SI magazine not their damn website anyway. SI is really the last bastion of serious or semi serious commentary on sports in magazine print form and while it too has been infected by the caste virus, (what hasn't) for the most part they have some talented writers and once in a while they offer up illuminating stories you won't find in most newspapers. In general they are less caste oriented than ESPN. ESPN as many of you may know puts out a magazine as well and I find it to be bloody horrible. But overall SI is less caste than ESPN which isn't saying much I know but I do not want ESPN DEFINING sports anymore than they do these days so it is important that other sports media outlets like SI stay relevant and on top of things.