This new sports publication comes from the folks at Rogers Media. A Canadian Sports Illustrated if you will, Sportsnet Magazine features more of the sports that Canadian fans care about in Canada’s first and only biweekly sports news magazine.
Sportsnet contains plenty of hockey, CIS, international events, coverage of Canadian sports figures and much more in the form of columns, photos and advertisements. And don’t worry- there is plenty of coverage within the pages for all the major sports including UFC, NFL, NBA, major league baseball, golf, tennis, autosports and all the rest.
The glossy magazine is spiced up by fancy graphics including charts, graphs, timelines, and illustrations. The charts and graphs are particularly handy for stats hounds and other readers who want to be entertained by reading the box scores and not simply informed. Content is provided by a select team of Canada’s finest writers, editors and photojournalists.
Some of the regular pieces in rotation in the magazine include The Gallery, Road Trip, and Final Say.
The Gallery features awe inspiring photography from the past two weeks in sport from photographers working for a bevy of news agencies such as Getty Images,
Reuters, Zuma Press and others.
Road Trip is a regular column that features a different city each issue. Look for places to eat, play and stay in this informative column focusing on the host city of up
and coming sporting events. The January 30 issue focuses on the home of the upcoming NHL All-Star Game, Ottawa. Get tips, insight, history and even ticket prices to upcoming events in the featured capital city in this latest issue of the magazine.
Final Say, written by Stephen Brunt, is an opinion column tackling many subjects others may not choose to write about, but everyone wants to read about.
These topics have included, among others, how racial prejudice in the once intolerant NFL used to be an edge for teams in the CFL. Anyone remember Warren Moon?(January 30, 2012), the demise of the Toronto Argonauts during the 2011 CFL season(November 14, 2011) and Muhammad Ali’s health issues as he reaches his 70th birthday(December 26, 2011).
Other interesting features found in each issue of Sportsnet include Science of Sport, delving into the world of physics and biomechanics, Game Changer, about the world of sports’ greatest innovators, and The Life, for a glimpse of the action away from the field, arena, and ice in the lives of today’s athletes.
Sportsnet Magazine is available at the local newsstand for $4.95 a copy in Canada, or 35 dollars a year for a Canadian subscription which includes an issue every other week.
Special edition issues are to include seasonal previews for NHL, CFL, MLB, NFL, and the NBA, as well as a year-end issue.
Digital copies are available for the ipad at the iTunes app store. Sportsnet magazine is part of Rogers Media’s five-tiered information system which includes television, radio, digital, mobile, and now, print.