Friday, May 26, 2006

Road Trip

Sports Illustrated has been dumbing down its content for quite a while now, and The Pop Culture Grid is one of its latest forays into People the Magazine territory. I don't mind the PCG too much because it's quick and to the point, unlike the puff pieces they run about various athlete's workout programs and interviews with B-list celebrities who happen to enjoy sports. This week's grid asks four athletes where they'd like to go on road trip. Two of the four listed places that, as of SI's printing, are not accessible by car from the continental United States. Kara Lawson of the WNBA's Monarchs listed Capetown, South Africa as her ideal road trip destination. Perhaps she envisions flying to Johannesburg first, the grid doesn't really allow for any elaboration. I would advise anyone to avoid getting into a car with White Sox slugger Jim Thome, whose idea of a good road trip is packing up the car and driving to Hawai'i.

1 comment:

MDS said...

I noticed that, too. In fairness to the athletes, given the shoddy way that part of SI seems to be put together, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the person who asked the questions asked, "What would be your favorite place to go on vacation?" and then the person laying it out on the page decided it would sound more "hip" to refer to the vacation as a "road trip."