ESPN The Magazine is a bi-weekly sports magazine of ESPN sports network in United States published since 11th March, 1998. This magazine includes everything which a sports fan is looking for like basketball, baseball, football, hockey and even other extreme sports. The magazine takes a humorous and light-hearted approach to sport news compared to its competitors.
The regular sections in the magazine are Two Way, The Biz, The Post, Zoom, The Jump, Outtakes, The Life of Relly and Next Athlete. Two Way includes reader’s questions answered by Stuart Scott with his opinions. Information on business side of sports and its effects on the sporting world, written by Peter Keating, are included in ‘The Biz’. The Post includes various comments and updates of readers on past stories.Zoom section contains a single large image occupying two pages.
A mixture of regular features in humorous manner is included in ‘The Jump’ category. Outtakes consist of transcription of memorable interviews taken by Kenny Mayne with a popular sports star basically on his/her non sport issues. Opinions of Rick Reilly on various special interest sports stories, sports world and reports are focused in ‘The Life of Reilly’ section. Next Athlete includes yearly awards given to young and rising star athletes.
ESPN The Magazine also focuses on other games like golf, racing, soccer, tennis, boxing, poker and horse racing. It also publishes issues related to Olympics. Sports business section in this magazine informs about contracts, sales, funds etc related to sports. Adventure sports lovers will find news on action sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and free skiing. ESPN The Magazine can be accessed through internet also where all detailed information and news of sporting world can be learned. One can even watch videos of various sports matches held recently.
The Magazine has won the National Magazine Award for general excellence.
The Magazine was caught up in a controversy including four different covers featuring nude photograph of Olympic Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, soccer star Hope Solo, New York Met Jose Reyes and NBA rookie-of-the-year Blake Griffin.
The Magazine is the best sport news and information guide for all the sports lovers.