I used to think that Sports Illustrated was the end-all and be-all of sporting news magazines. It certainly is the most famous of sports magazines. Although many people buy Sports Illustrated for the swimsuit edition, The sports coverage is also outstanding. Many fans, in fact, depend on that particular sports magazine for all of their sporting news. When I can't watch my favorite baseball games because I am on the road, I look to sports magazines to give me the lowdown. Rather than watch the inane commentary on the 10 o'clock news, I read the magazines sports for recaps and analysis. I even depend on them to help make sports gambling decisions. Lately, however, I have had to look at less mainstream sports magazines to really meet my interests. Sports Illustrated is fine if you like baseball, football, and the other big sports. If, however, you want to learn about sport fishing, Olympic sports, extreme sports, or other less mainstream forms of recreation and competition, you need to consult alternative sports magazines. If you look at your typical sports magazine rack, the offerings are pretty paltry. There might be a sport truck magazine, a sport fishing magazine, And a few men's bodybuilding mags. That and Sports Illustrated Magazine are all that you will find in your typical grocery or drug store. If you go to a good book store, however, you can probably find all the sports magazines that your little heart desires. Borders bookstore in particular is a great source of sports magazines. You can find magazines about almost any sport imaginable. I don't really understand how bookstores manage to support so many specialty magazines, but they do seem to do a good job of it. I suppose that people into niche magazines find out about Borders books and go there to do all of their magazine shopping. Whatever the reason, it is a great source of sports magazines. Of course, if you like adventure sports magazines as much as I do, there is an even better place to get them than borders. Many outdoor stores carry truly spectacular collections of adventure magazines sports. You can find everything from mountain climbing and hiking magazines to downhill biking rags. Some of them even give general overviews of outdoor sports. Not every outdoor store has a sport magazine section, but they should be able to point you in the direction of someone who does.