It seems that while we weren't looking, SI.com went and hired another "journalist."
Apparently all you need to get a writing job over at SI is to be in your 20's, female, and possess a nice rack (see Sterger, Jenn).
Let's see what this latest "find" has to say about the world of sports.
Imagine the scene: 14 models living in beach houses on Texas' South Padre Island for four weeks, working one of the biggest and longest spring break parties of the year. Imagine no more -- me, and 13 of my closest friends are actually getting paid to party every day (and do promotions from 10-4 on the beach) to help lure spring breakers to San Padre Island. Since most of you cannot go on spring break anymore, I will try to bring at least a piece of it to you.Uh. O.K. Where's the "sports" part?
Yeah, those didn't work for me either. Still waiting for the "sports" part of the article though.
Have you ever rolled with an entourage of girls whose favorite quote of the trip so far is, "Hey, we're not paid to be smart"?!? It's crazy! The perks are that we never have to wait in lines or buy our own drinks. The downfalls include constantly being asked to pose for pictures and hearing every pick-up line in the book. Examples include:
"Do you clean your pants with Windex? Because I can see myself in them."
"Is your dad a thief? Well then who stole the stars and put them in your eyes?"
"Do you have a quarter? Because my mom told me to call her when I found the one."
I've given at least a dozen names from Brittany to Shaniqua, and have been everything from a med student to a professional air-guitarist. I think I've met people from almost every state, too. It's crazy down here because when you go out to the beach all you see are masses of people underneath their respective school and fraternity flags with the most extreme drinking stations I've ever seen. We're talking eight-person beer bongs and keg sandcastles.
Well, just check out some of the pics and see for yourself. And check back next week for more!
That's it? Yep. This is SI.com's idea of sports now. Soft-corn porn, here we come!!
Sports Illustrated used to be known for it's great sports writing and photography. Now it just wants to be known for T&A and pandering to the stupid.
Don't believe me? Read for yourself:
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