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For over sixty years, Sports Illustrated has built a peerless archive of sports journalism, and now, host and SI editor Ted Keith cracks opens the vault, with the writers who wrote those classic stories as our guides. First, Ted interviews authors like Buzz Bissinger, Jack McCallum, and his own dad, SI alum Larry Keith, about their iconic work in the magazine, and then he delivers a reading for our audience to enjoy. On The SI Vault, Sports Illustrated's 60+ years of sports history comes alive.

For over sixty years, Sports Illustrated has built a peerless archive of sports journalism, and now, host and SI editor Ted Keith cracks opens the vault, with the writers who wrote those classic stories as our guides. First, Ted interviews authors like Buzz Bissinger, Jack McCallum, and his own dad, SI alum Larry Keith, about their iconic work in the magazine, and then he delivers a reading for our audience to enjoy. On The SI Vault, Sports Illustrated's 60+ years of sports history comes alive.
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For over sixty years, Sports Illustrated has built a peerless archive of sports journalism, and now, host and SI editor Ted Keith cracks opens the vault, with the writers who wrote those classic stories as our guides. First, Ted interviews authors like Buzz Bissinger, Jack McCallum, and his own dad, SI alum Larry Keith, about their iconic work in the magazine, and then he delivers a reading for our audience to enjoy. On The SI Vault, Sports Illustrated's 60+ years of sports history comes alive.

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Episodes

Jon Wertheim looks back on Kerry Wood & the best deal in sports history

5/20/2016
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On the new episode of the SI Vault Podcast, Ted Keith visits with Jon Wertheim to remember two stories given new relevance given recent events in the world of sports. First, Keith and Wertheim remember the recently-deceased Ozzie Silna, the onetime owner of the ABA's Spirits of St. Louis, who made what is widely considered to be the most savvy deal in the history of sports. Next, given Max Scherzer's recent 20-strikeout game for the Nationals, the pair reminisce about Kerry Wood's dominant...

Duration:00:33:10

SI Vault Presents: Leagues Apart

4/22/2016
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Historically, sports have been a boys-only club. Even modern women sports superstars like Serena Williams and the USWNT continually have to battle for equal pay and respect. But women refuse to lose, even if a win gets them less than it should.

Duration:00:20:29

Alex Wolff on Final Four memories and the greatest upset ever

4/1/2016
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Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff and SI deputy managing editor Jon Wertheim join host Ted Keith to discuss Wolff’s memories of more than 25 years of covering the Final Four, from the hidden moments to the forgotten heroes to the most memorable plays. Wolff also chooses this week’s story from the SI Vault, read by Keith, which is “Shooting the Lights Out,” Curry Kirkpatrick’s cover story from the April 8, 1985 issue, about Villanova’s stunning upset of defending national...

Duration:00:45:21

SI Vault Presents: The Long Road To Glory

3/11/2016
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50 years ago, the independent, border-school Texas Western upset basketball royalty, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and winning the NCAA tournament. What's more, they did it while being the first team to start five black players.

Duration:00:16:18

Evander Holyfield on fighting Mike Tyson, life after boxing; "Feeding Frenzy" by Richard Hoffer

1/22/2016
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield about his long, storied career as part of Showtime's 30th anniversary of championship boxing. Among the topics Keith and Holyfield discuss are his first big fight in the Olympics, his legendary bouts with Mike Tyson and how their relationship is to this day and much more. Keith ends the show by reading Richard Hoffer's July 7, 1997 cover story in Sports Illustrated titled, "Feeding Frenzy,"...

Duration:00:44:53

Vince Young, Texas upsets USC at the 2006 Rose Bowl, "The Night is Young's"

1/8/2016
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Austin Murphy about his January 9, 2006 cover story, "The Night is Young's," chronicling the 2006 Rose Bowl between the Texas Longhorns and USC Trojans, which famously ended with a spectacular performance by Longhorns quarterback Vince Young, who single handedly won the game with a touchdown run in the final minutes. Following the interview, Keith ends the podcast with a reading of Murphy's historical...

Duration:00:50:47

Rick Reilly's 'When Your Dream Dies,' the tale of referee Kenny Wilcoxen

12/23/2015
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith starts off the show by reading Rick Reilly's story, "When Your Dream Dies," from the December 26, 1994 issue of Sports Illustrated, chronicling the tale of high school referee Kenny Wilcoxen. Through Wilcoxen's heart-warming story, that brings about memories of the movie It's a Wonderful Life, Reilly shares the what it's like for the ghosts on the field—the referees. Keith then interviews Reilly and talks about how he went about finding and reporting...

Duration:00:59:51

The Vault Presents: The Super Fight

12/18/2015
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Before video games allowed for impossible matchups between sports legends, a computer attempted to answer the question: Who is the greatest of all: Rocky Marciano vs. Muhammad Ali? Harry Swartout looks back on the Super Fight simulation.

Duration:00:16:45

Historical comparisons of the Warriors and '96 Bulls, Jordan stories, more

12/11/2015
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with SI senior writer Phil Taylor about his feature “Toy Story,” from the January 29, 1996 issue of Sports Illustrated chronicling the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan as they embarked on one of the greatest seasons in team sports history. Then, after talking Jordan stories, the comparisons to the Golden State Warriors and the team's current undefeated season and much more, Keith will bring the listeners back in time by reading Taylor's story in...

Duration:00:53:28

The Vault Presents: Inside the DFS debate

11/13/2015
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Less than 30 years ago, SI pondered a sordid future in which legalized sports gambling cast a cloud over sports. Have daily fantasy sports ushered in that era? Harry Swartout goes inside the debate over the legality of DFS and examines what the future could hold for the industry.

Duration:00:19:47

Ralph Sampson on Chaminade, life after; Alexander Wolff's, "The Greatest Upset Never Seen"

11/13/2015
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with SI senior writer Alexander Wolff and college basketball legend Ralph Sampson about Chaminade's upset of Virginia in 1982, memories of the game and much more. Then, Ted will read Wolff's SI feature, "The Greatest Upset Never Seen," from the Dec. 24, 2007, issue of Sports Illustrated. We love to hear our listener's thoughts. Please tweet our host at twitter.com/si_tedkeith. The SI Vault is sponsored by FanDuel.com For up to a $200 bonus,...

Duration:01:13:08

Larry Keith, Jeff Pearlman on the World Series, 1986 Mets, "Good to the Very Last Out"

10/31/2015
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with former SI editor Larry Keith and author Jeff Pearlman about their own World Series memories, Pearlman's book chronicling the 1986 New York Mets team and its upset of the Boston Red Sox in the Fall Classic. Then, Ted will read Ron Fimrite's SI cover story, "Good to the Very Last Out," from the Nov. 3, 1986, issue of Sports Illustrated. We love to hear our listener's thoughts. Please tweet our host at twitter.com/si_tedkeith. The SI Vault is...

Duration:01:14:03

Rick Telander on Roger Maris, "The Record Almost Broke Him"

10/1/2015
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In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with senior writer Rick Telander about his story, "The Record Almost Broke Him," from the June 20, 1977 issue of Sports Illustrated. Telander and Keith discuss how the run-up to breaking Babe Ruth's long-standing homerun record, and the media storm that followed, impacted Maris's life. It was well known that Maris shied away from the spotlight, even in the years after he walked away from baseball with one of the most important records in sports....

Duration:01:00:41

S.L. Price on Mike Coolbaugh, "A Death in the Baseball Family" & SI turns 61

8/19/2015
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SI Vault host Ted Keith talks with S.L. Price, who wrote "A Death in the Baseball Family" in the September 24, 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated. After a potentially serious injury to Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell on August 17, Keith recounts Price's feature chronicling the fatal injury to Mike Coolbaugh, after the coach was hit by a line drive. Keith also pays tribute to SI's 61st anniversary with memories from the magazine's first staffers, and ends with a reading of "A Death in the...

Duration:01:17:25

Sports Illustrated Joins Panoply Network

8/17/2015
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For more than 60 years, Sports Illustrated has championed its brand of quality sports journalism. Today, SI announces a new partnership … one that helps us tell the stories that matter to your life, through today’s mobile channels. Sports Illustrated is now a part of the Panoply Network. Visit http://panoply.fm to learn more about the excellent slate of podcasts, and subscribe to your favorite SI shows on iTunes or find them all at http://si.com/podcasts. Music by: Pierlo (http://upitup.com)

Duration:00:00:45

Richard Hoffer, "Mickey Mantle: The Legacy of the Last Great Player on the Last Great Team"

8/13/2015
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SI Vault Podcast host Ted Keith talks with Richard Hoffer, who wrote Mickey Mantle's obituary in the August 21, 1995, issue of Sports Illustrated. On the 20th anniversary of his death, the pair discuss why Mantle has continued to be a fascinating figure in the sports world. Keith also reads Mantle's obituary, "Mickey Mantle: The Legacy of the Last Great Player on the Last Great Team," by Hoffer.

Duration:00:39:08

Buzz Bissinger, "Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream"

7/29/2015
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SI Vault podcast host Ted Keith sits down with "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger to discuss the excerpt of his book "Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream" in the August 3, 2015, issue of Sports Illustrated. Bissinger discusses the impact the book had on him in relation to Odessa, Texas, and where the idea originally came from. Keith also reads an excerpt from the original book from 25 years ago.

Duration:02:27:26

Larry Keith on Pete Rose, "Doing Much"

7/15/2015
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SI Vault Podcast host Ted Keith talks with his father and former Sports Illustrated baseball editor and assistant managing editor Larry Keith about Pete Rose as he takes center stage at the MLB All-Star Game. The pair also discuss Rose's legacy as a player and banishment from baseball.

Duration:01:18:30

Mark Kram Jr., "Why Ain't I In The Hall? The Cooperstown case for Hack Wilson"

6/18/2015
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SI Vault Podcast host Ted Keith talks with Mark Kram Jr., son of the late Sports Illustrated writer Mark Kram, to discuss his father's legacy. KramJr. is the editor of the new book "Great Men Die Twice: The Collected Works of Mark Kram" and Keith reads Kram's April 11, 1977, SI article, "Why Ain't I In The Hall? The Cooperstown case for Hack Wilson," in memoriam.

Duration:01:08:59

Lars Anderson & Kelsey Hendrix, "Terror, tragedy and hope in Tuscaloosa"

5/27/2015
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SI Vault Podcast host Ted Keith sits down with writer Lars Anderson and University of Alabama alum Kelsey Hendrix to discuss Anderson's May 23, 2011 story "Terror, tragedy and hope in Tuscaloosa," a look at the deadliest tornado in Alabama history through the eyes of Crimson tide athletes.

Duration:00:46:21