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December 22, 2007

Sports Illustrated 2007 Year in Pictures:

posted by justgary to general at 05:02 PM - 11 comments

In those photographs that show the faces of the athletes close up, I am struck by the intensity, joy, anguish, or concentration depicted, depending on the situation. SI's writers may not always be the best, but there's no denying the excellence of their photographers' work. (Remind me never to be anywhere near Serena Williams when she is angry. Photo #2 in the series is flat scary.)

posted by Howard_T at 06:59 PM on December 22

Photo #2 in the series is flat scary. Yes it is, very much so. I personally like the one of Randy Johnson pitching. It appears as his whole arm is just gone. The one of the kid Bull Racing is pretty crazy too. Thanks for the pics gary!

posted by jojomfd1 at 03:14 AM on December 23

Perhaps Serena and this guy can make crazy-eyed babies

posted by kokaku at 07:48 AM on December 23

The final picture of the NAIA football championship is the best.

posted by dyams at 07:54 AM on December 23

What is even more scary is I think she was really happy when that picture was taken! Something really good just happened. Now imagine when something bad happens, then that would be truely frightening.

posted by gfinsf at 08:00 AM on December 23

Hey Kok, or imagine mixing her's with this guy's too! On the other hand, now that I look at it again perhaps its the earrings that made ol' Serena do the things she do! That will probably remain a mystery for ages to come.

posted by jojomfd1 at 08:33 AM on December 23

It's very interesting that so many people think that the picture of Serena Williams is "scary", yet no one commented on the photo of Federer. Why is that, do you think? (on the photos: pratfalls aren't interesting sports photography IMO; a few tried to be too arty; otherwise a pretty good collection)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:59 AM on December 24

It's very interesting that so many people think that the picture of Serena Williams is "scary", yet no one commented on the photo of Federer. Why is that, do you think? Because Serena looks like she could take on a wild animal and win, while Federer looks like he's trying to crap a bowling ball. The emotions on Serena's face are furious, intimidating, victorious; the emotion on Federer's face appears to be pain, perhaps from explosive gas.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:14 AM on December 24

I just went and looked again, and you're right, TBH. Serena's is a fierce kind of "yee ha win for me" look; Roger's is a "wow this hurts" look.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:35 AM on December 24

Has anyone come across the link that has a doctored photo of Lane Kiffin holding baby JaMarcus Russell in his arms?

posted by livedawhile at 12:00 PM on December 24

Although I think SI is biased and out dated the photographers that they use are pretty darn good. I think pic#9 is a pretty awesome pic.

posted by B10 at 03:16 PM on December 26

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