‘Sports Illustrated’ Gets Mercilessly Mocked For Launching Line Of Nutritional Supplements

Sports Illustrated Mocked For New Line Of Nutritional Supplements

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The last time the legendary publication Sports Illustrated made a big news splash was in 2019 when the former Time, Inc. magazine and its associated properties were sold to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) for $110 million.

Since then, Sports Illustrated has been slashing its editorial staff and scaled back its weekly print publication schedule to just once a month plus four special editions and the swimsuit issue.

Authentic Brands Group, true to its name, is a company centered around brands and branding, managing more than 50 consumer brands like Aéropostale, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Tapout, Hart Schaffner Marx, Juicy Couture, Nine West, and Nautica and holding the licensing and trademark rights for celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Julius Erving, Greg Norman, and Shaquille O’Neal.

Which is why, one has to assume, ABG has decided to create Sports Illustrated labeled products which have little to nothing to do with the actual publication.

Like, say, a line of Sports Illustrated branded nutritional supplements like Whey Protein Isolate, MCT Oil Powder, and Intensi-T Vegan Capsules, currently available on Amazon.

Once the news of this new side venture for the 66-year-old publication started spreading on the internet, it was met by long-time fans of the magazine with a strong mix of sadness, resignation, and comedy.

Brutal.

[For The Win]

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