Alex Prewitt, Sports Illustrated

Alex Prewitt

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Past articles by Alex:

Life and Times of Ryan Griffin, Brady’s Backups’ Backup

He’s fourth on the depth chart, he’s taken 10 snaps in 10 seasons and he’s most famous for holding up a drunk Brady. But there’s much more to Griffin’s run in Tampa Bay. → Read More

‘Old Men’ of the 2022 NFL Draft: The Seventh-Year Seniors

Their college careers spanned three presidential administrations. They arrived on campus before TikTok did. They are the old men of the NFL draft. → Read More

Overshadowed by Controversy and Corruption, the Troubled Beijing Olympics Come to an End

The most contentious and dispirited Games in years concluded with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday evening in China. After 17 days of competition, Sports Illustrated’s team of writers give their final takeaways from Beijing, where the Olympic spirit was undoubtedly overshadowed by doping accusations, ongoing disputes and rising geopolitical tensions. → Read More

Team USA Women’s Hockey Won’t Stop Fighting for the Sport's Future

Canada prevailed over the Americans to capture the gold medal in the latest edition of the border rivalry, but despite the result, the women vowed to continue pushing for more in their sport. → Read More

Kaillie Humphries, Elana Meyers Taylor Steer the Way for Women in Bobsled

The two U.S. stars own many medals between them, but they’ll be remembered most for their fight for equality and representation in their sport, including the addition of the women-only monobob event to the Games in Beijing. → Read More

The IOC’s Quota Decision for Beijing Sends a Message to Black Winter Olympics Athletes

Despite calls to reinstate spots in bobsleigh and skeleton, there will be no sliding sport athletes from African delegations at the 2022 Games in Beijing. → Read More

Myles Garrett is a Half-Vampire Named Alucard

Browns fullback Johnny Stanton has been an advocate of tabletop RPGs for years, but only recently have his NFL teammates agreed to come along for the ride. → Read More

Justin Tucker Will Rock You (Or Sing You a Sweet Aria)

How the Ravens’ opera-singing, record-setting kicker calls on both his standout talents. → Read More

'This Should Be the Biggest Scandal in Sports'

The inside story of how rampant pitch-doctoring in MLB is pumping pitchers up and deflating offenses. → Read More

Life on the NFL’s Chain Gangs

They’ve been around for more than a century, and it doesn’t appear new technology—or the occasional tackle spilling over the sideline—will wipe them out anytime soon. The who, how and why of the NFL’s chain crews. → Read More

A Black Lineman From Colorado State Went Knocking on Doors in a White Neighborhood ...

When a Black lineman from Colorado State went knocking on doors in a white neighborhood, he found himself at the dangerous intersection of a national racial reckoning and a world of internet-conspiracy fanaticism. → Read More

What Life Is Like for a Ref Inside the NHL Bubble

From getting back to the ice, to spending much of their time alone in their hotel rooms, NHL referees are adjusting to life in a bubble. → Read More

John Tavares: NHL's 'Priority' Is to Finish Regular Season, Play the Playoffs

Maple Leafs captain John Tavares is part of the NHL's Return to Play Committee dedicated to coming up with a plan to get back on the ice amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

The NHL's Big Test: Inside the League's Pandemic Response

The NBA is usually portrayed as forward-thinking and the NHL as its bumbling little brother. But in recent weeks, those roles have reversed. → Read More

NHL Season Suspension Echoes of 1919 Stanley Cup Cancellation

The National Hockey League didn't crown a champion in 1919 because of the Spanish flu pandemic. Could we be headed that way again? → Read More

Andrei Svechnikov Coming Into His Own in Sophomore Season

Thanks in large part to a lacrosse-style shot, the Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov is gaining a huge following in Carolina and across the NHL. → Read More

Two Years From Seattle's Inaugural Season, GM Ron Francis Has So Much to Do

Seattle GM Ron Francis may have more time than Vegas did to put together an NHL expansion franchise, but there is plenty on his plate before the inaugural 2021-22 season. → Read More

CBA chairman Yao Ming wants to make Chinese relevant around the world

As his nation's first NBA player, Yao Ming made basketball relevant in China. Now, as chairman of the CBA, he wants to make Chinese basketball relevant across the world and ensure that he's not the country's last export. → Read More

At 42 and Still Recovering From a Broken Jaw, Zdeno Chara Remains the Heart of Boston's Stanley Cup Pursuit

Zdeno Chara will set an NHL record by appearing in his 14th Game 7, the backbone and baritone behind the Bruins’ pursuit of their second Stanley Cup since 2011. → Read More

Bruins’ Core Steps Up to Counterpunch Blues, Take Stanley Cup Final the Distance

Thanks to a motivational speech from Patrice Bergeron and a solid showing from the same crew that engineered the Bruins' 2011 run, the Stanley Cup was packed up and is heading to Boston for a Game 7. → Read More