Cover Battle: Sports Illustrated or Politico New York

It's college football versus a Bob Dylan-like cover.


Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round has Sports Illustrated taking on Politico New York.

SI’s latest cover features Mississippi defensive back Trae Elston screaming about how college football is slightly less terrible now that there’s a playoff system. We agree Trae! Stop yelling at us!


Politico New York’s cover, meanwhile, is more subdued. It’s an illustrated version of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan cover art, featuring Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray. De Blasio looks just as comfortable as Dylan did.


So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both.