With the NFL being the hot topic of the day, week, month, and summer, it's no surprise that some of our favorite players are featured on the covers of sports magazines this month. I will definitely check out this issue of Sports Illustrated. How can you not like Larry Fitzgerald even if you're not a Cardinals fan?
Adrian Peterson is not only gracing the cover of ESPN the Magazine, but he also stepped in as guest editor for this edition. Here are a few of his play-by-plays as "chief editor" (click here for his full account of his day in Bristol):
10:45 | MEET with The Mag's style and photo editors, Samantha Rubin and Nancy Weisman, to choose a look for the day. I don't know if other chief editors (much better title) get styled to start their day. Anna Wintour probably does. And now me.
11:00 | COVER PHOTO SHOOT. With all due respect to my predecessor, Ron Artest, aka Metta World Peace, it's my turn. Loved ripping his cover.
12:15 p.m. | MINGLE with some of the folks who work for me. Promised big raises and bonuses to all. I'm also introducing shots on late nights to take the edge off.
12:55 | HOWARD BRYANT is working on a story about leadership in football and the role of the running back. I want to see the story, and I don't have it. His phone goes straight to voice mail. "How you doing, Howard? This is the boss man. Stop ignoring my phone calls, and let's get this wrapped up. Capisce?"
3:00 | PEP TALK with staff. I want them to know I appreciate their hard work. And that I'm exhausted. I'll be catching a plane to Miami for a little vacation. It's good to be chief.