bill-swift - February 14, 2012
According to our muckraker sources at TMZ, a few copies of the magazine got dropped off prematurely at a Michigan gas station and the cover shot is already flying around the net this afternoon.
Now, whether or not that story is true, or is Sports Illustrated is just pulling a little Playboy stunt by acting all shocked about the premature ejection of their magazine to drum up media coverage, well, who cares. We know we're getting Kate Upton and we know the bikinis will be tiny.
(Of course, do remember the outtakes always end up being hotter than the photos published in the magazine.)