posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on December 6, 2013 4:24 PM
Although ESPN The Magazine’s third annual Interview issue – highlighting newsmakers of the year including Lance Armstrong, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Ware among others – won’t start arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes until next week, The Mag couldn’t wait to share a preview of the cover story, featuring Broncos star quarterback Peyton Manning and Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy.
ESPN The Magazines’s third annual interview issue.
Editor in Chief Chad Millman provides fans an inside look as to how this special interview came to be:
How did the concept of the Ron Burgundy/Peyton Manning interview come about? continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on November 27, 2013 12:00 PM
The cover of the new “One Day, One Game” issue of ESPN The Magazine
ESPN The Magazine’s “One Day, One Game” Issue, which hits newsstands Friday, provides 360-degree coverage of the Nov. 17 showdown between AFC West rivals, the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. The host Broncos handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season, 27-17.
Included in the issue – and on-line – is a powerful package on Thunder, a white Arabian gelding, known for punctuating Denver touchdowns with jaunts around Sports Authority Field at Mile High. After a Broncos’ 52-20 home rout of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 29, quarterback Peyton Manning said, “Might have to give ol’ Thunder an IV after this one.”
Front Row spoke with ESPN The Magazine’s Rebecca Nordquist, general editor, who coordinated the piece on Thunder.
How did the concept to include Thunder come about? continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on October 1, 2013 3:00 PM
ESPN’s newsmagazine E:60, which has received more Sports Emmy Award nominations in the past four years than any show, airs its 100th episode tonight (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).
In its seventh season, E:60 continues to innovate long-form storytelling, enterprise reporting and production technique. Highlights from E:60’s first six years and current season can be found here. The program debuted on Oct. 16, 2007. continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on September 24, 2013 4:30 PM
ESPN’s award-winning newsmagazine program E:60 features the unique story of a batboy for the Cincinnati Reds on tonight’s episode (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET), highlighted here in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Reds have qualified for the National League playoffs and are eyeing a sixth World Series title. Regardless of how the 2013 season ends, the Reds already have an unforgettable story in Teddy Kremer, a 30-year-old man with Down Syndrome who has an adventurous spirit, a willingness to try new things and a love of sports.
When Kremer got the chance to be a batboy with the Reds for a day, it inspired a team and a town. E:60 associate producer and Cincinnati native Megan Anderson — daughter of former Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson — provides a glimpse of the impact her first full-length produced piece had on her.:
What did you find most challenging about producing a full-length feature? continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on September 20, 2013 8:00 AM
QB Cam Newton is No. 1 in your programs, but his Carolina Panthers rank No. 72 in The Mag’s Ultimate Standings.
ESPN The Magazine’s 11th annual Ultimate Standings survey, the results of which are featured in The Mag’s “Franchise Issue,” hits newsstands today, and the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies have been crowned the “Best Sports Franchise” in North America.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, the NBA’s Sacramento Kings (122nd) and the NFL’s New York Jets (121st) were the two lowest-ranked teams in the Ultimate Standings. continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on August 8, 2013 8:00 AM
The 2013 College Football Confidential Poll in the new ESPN The Magazine. (ESPN)
Note: To see the image above as a PDF, click here.
ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 College Football Preview issue hits newsstands Friday. The issue boasts profiles — also published on ESPN.com — of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and possible Heisman successor Jadeveon Clowney.
It also features The Mag’s annual player poll, “College Football Confidential”. Staff members Morty Ain, Ben Arledge, Carl Carchia, Hallie Grossman and Anna Katherine Clemmons interviewed 92 college football players about a broad array of subjects: playing with gay teammates, coping with concussions — even dating the coach’s daughter. Senior Editor Ryan Hockensmith takes Front Row inside the process.
Johnny Manziel adorns the cover of The CFB Preview Issue
Who is involved in developing the questions? continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on July 19, 2013 2:10 PM
Timed to the 54th anniversary of winning his first major tournament at Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, legendary golfer Gary Player shares his thoughts with Front Row about The Open Championship, posing for ESPN The Magazine’s recent “Body Issue,” and how he remains committed to a rigorous fitness routine at the age of 77 years old:
How have people reacted to seeing you in the “Body Issue” and the ESPN video feature [see above]? continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on July 15, 2013 1:37 PM
With the recent publication of ESPN The Magazine‘s Fifth Annual “Body Issue,” Front Row caught up with Nancy Weisman, deputy photo editor with The Mag for the last 13 years.
“Fortunately in Year 1, we built a level of trust and in the second year we made the transition to have athletes completely nude,” said Weisman, who has worked on all five editions of the issue. “Now, five years later we see the evolution. Athletes are excited to be part of the “Body Issue.” It’s impressive, sexy and fun.” continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on July 9, 2013 10:00 AM
ESPN The Magazine launches its fifth “Body Issue” — an annual celebration of the athletic form — featuring 21 talents from across the world of sports and eight special covers showcasing: Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, golf legend Gary Player, NBA forward Kenneth Faried, NBA guard John Wall, NHRA driver Courtney Force, MLB slugger Giancarlo Stanton, Team USA soccer forward Sydney Leroux and Moto X gold medalist Tarah Gieger.
The Mag provides Front Row a sneak peek of the Body Issue arriving for subscribers this week and on newsstands Friday. The Mag’s Senior Deputy Editor Neely Lohmann discusses what makes this fifth edition so special:
Now that you have your second Body Issue as top editor under your belt, how does this experience differ from your first? continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on May 7, 2013 4:30 PM
In 2004, Randy Johnson celebrated his perfect game. (Credit: Getty Images)
The perfect game in baseball is one of the rarest achievements in all of sports: 27 up, 27 down. Since 1876, there have been more than 200,000 major league baseball games, yet only 23 have ended in a perfect game.
In tonight’s edition of E:60 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN), many of the pitchers in this exclusive group — from Don Larsen to David Cone to Randy Johnson — reflect on their historic feats. Feature Producer Martin Khodabakhshian walks us through how the “Perfect Game” feature came together: continue reading…