Patriots quarterback Jim Plunkett looks for an open receiver during a 1974 game against the Rams at Foxboro Stadium. SI’s Don Banks has made his AFC East predictions and New England, who has finished first nine of the past 11 years, is in position to make another Super Bowl run. (Neil Leifer/SI)
During competition on Tuesday, Defending Olympic weightlifting champion Matthias Steiner of Germany lost his balance while trying to lift about 432 pounds and was hit in the neck by the barbell. He got up on his feet and waved to the crowd but later withdrew. SI photographer Simon Bruty captured the entire sequence while shooting the competition.
Nik Wallenda walks a 1,800-foot tightrope, suspended 173 feet in the air, from the U.S. side to the Canadian side directly over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The famous funambulist is the first to achieve this feat. He holds six world records for other tightrope walking stunts, including the longest and highest tightrope crossing by bicycle. (Max Blinch/Reuters)
GALLERY: Walkin’ a Tightrope
Rob Gronkowski takes Troy Polamalu for a ride during a Oct. 2011 Patriots-Steelers game.
Can’t effing wait.
Anatomy Project :D GREATEST MOVIE EVER.
ESPN analyst Chris Berman looks at the projected picks for the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft. Who will be drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft? Find out Thursday. (AP)