And it was good

And it was good: WaPo magazine reader Peter Carlson reviews SI’s 50th anniversary issue and likes it, especially the cover, a reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco:

500 years is a long time for any paint job, so it’s probably a good thing that Sports Illustrated has decorated the cover of its superb 50th anniversary issue with a lovely four-page fold-out of a new, re-imagined, sports-themed Sistine Chapel ceiling, featuring God, Babe Ruth, Howard Cosell and other religious figures.

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