FOR NOV. 4, 2013
After launching three weeks ago with Thomas Lake's The Ghost of Speedy Cannon,
Sports Illustrated Longform continues with three more compelling stories, each enhanced through photos, video and interactive elements: Lost Soul, the mystery surrounding the life and death of Bison Dele; Shane Comes to the Metrodome, a look at the singular style and career of Bears quarterback Jim McMahon; and Out of the Darkness, the story of trainer Jeff Lukas's (page 56) uneven recovery after being charged by a horse 20 years ago. To see these remarkable pieces, go to SI.com/longform
Last April, the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, exploded, killing 15 people and injuring hundreds more, and causing over $100 million in damages in the small town of 2,800. In the first installment of the second season of the SI Video series Underdogs, SI.com visits West High and finds a football team that has become a symbol of hope for a community as it struggles to rebuild. Go to SI.com/underdogs for the story of West and other schools facing adversity.
Watch Peter King each Thursday, as he looks into the latest buzz and hot topics from around the NFL in his Window Into the Weekend. You can also get more picks, predictions and story lines to keep an eye on throughout the season, plus up-to-the-minute fantasy football advice, at TheMMQB.com
Road to Redemption
SI Video goes behind the scenes with former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson
(page 14) as he begins his journey to return to South Bend after being kicked out of school last May for academic misconduct. Go to SI.com/video