Cover(s) of the Week: 10.07.11

Any time a magazine produces multiple covers for a single issue, it’s likely to catch my eye. The four new ESPN The Magazine covers are certainly attention grabbers. The magazine’s annual Body Issue hits newsstands today with four nude athletes on the cover: Clippers forward Blake Griffin, soccer player Hope Solo, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, and Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler. “After a while I didn’t really care,” Griffin told USA Today. “They were bringing the robe over after every take and after a while, I was like, ‘Whatever, it’s OK.’ I guess I’m more comfortable now with less clothes.” Chicago Sky Center Sylvia Fowles, Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone, and track and field star Natasha Hastingsare are among the other 22 athletes featured in the issue.

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