Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sid's ESPN Magazine Cover Hits Newstands

Waaaaaay back in November, I told you about a photo shoot that Sid participated in for ESPN Magazine's 10th Anniversary edition. Here's a refresher:
On Monday morning, Sid took part in a photo shoot for ESPN Magazine's 10th Anniversary issue (which doesn't hit newsstands until March 2008!). Let's just say the wardrobe was a little out of character for Sir Sidney...
The stylists, Rachel Thomas and Khalilah Williams, showed Crosby two black jackets, one leather.

"I'll wear whatever you want, but I wouldn't usually wear this stuff," said Crosby, who arrived in jeans, a T-shirt, a gray hoodie and a Reebok ballcap.
If his RbK clothing line is any indication of his personal style, he's Mr. Casual with a preference for T-shirts, sweatshirts, and sneakers over button downs, neckties, and loafers.

That wasn't the only "wardrobe malfunction" (← what a stupid term, eh?) of the day: Evidently, the theme for the photo shoot required Sid to be dressed in black from head to toe. He was given a pair of black slacks and a pair of black jeans, neither of which accommodated his tree trunk legs. He ended up wearing the jeans he came to the arena wearing, which will likely be darkened later using photo editing software for the magazine.
Well, it's finally March 2008 and the issue hits stands tomorrow! :) Good Friend of The Show Michelle B. hooked me up with this preview of the cover:

Okay. It might just be me, but does anyone else think it looks like they photoshopped the Saint so much that he looks like a mannequin or maybe even a comic book character? I don't know; I can't quite put my finger on it, but he definitely doesn't look like his usual self... Tell us what you think of the cover in the comments section.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this to say about it:
The magazine staff selected 10 athletes who represent some aspect of the magazine's past 10 years or the next 10 years. While they didn't tell us directly, we're guessing Crosby represents the future.
Many thanks go out to Michelle for the picture, and I found the last Post-Gazette link on Empty Netters so I owe Seth a big thank you, as well!

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