The Last Page of SI Kids

One of the greatest memories of my childhood was when I received my first edition of Sports Illustrated for Kids. I was 10 years old at the time, and I was just starting to get into sports world. As I initially flipped through the pages of the magazine, I was fascinated by the superstar interviews, the baseball cards provided, the user-submitted drawings. But of course, there was little ol’ Buzz at the last page. Were some of his adventures corny? Yes, but it was pleasure to read (and see!) Buzz’s shenaningans. Whether he creates a new sport or sneaks into the locker room of the football team, Buzz always has a trick up his sleeves. Today, almost ten years removed since I received my first issue, I appreciate Buzz for another reason. As the years rolled on, everything changed in SI Kids  — from the layout of the magazine to the sports superstars that are featured. But one thing will always be definite — Buzz Beamer’s latest adventure on the last page.

© Bill Hinds, 2003