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–Fox Analysts Jay Glazer and Dean Blandino, Handicapper Danny Sheridan, NFL Legends Jason Taylor and Dick Butkus, and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Give Their Take–


New York, NY (August 9, 2017)—No sport looms larger in America than professional football. With the country inching closer to the first game of the new season on September 7, Cigar Aficionado presents its largest-ever football package for readers’ enjoyment. The October issue—packed with bold predictions, betting tips and controversial topics—hits newsstands August 29, and is set to be a hit with fans, both hardcore and casual alike.


“There’s nothing like sitting down for the big game, firing up a fat cigar and watching your favorite team take on its archrival,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Cigar Aficionado. “We’re excited for our readers to enjoy—and gain insight from—this special, carefully prepared issue.”

Sections from the football issue include:


NFL Preview 2017 (page 58): Danny Sheridan predicts the winners—all the way to the Super Bowl. Last year he boldly chose the Patriots, despite knowing that Tom Brady would be absent early in the season. This year, Sheridan not only calls the winner of the big game, but he predicts the way each team will finish in their respective divisions.


The Insiders (page 88): Jay Glazer and Dean Blandino of Fox give their expert take. In a wide-ranging—and provocative—interview, the duo tackles topics including concussions, Deflategate, collective bargaining, the impact of NFL games being held in London, the Raiders’ upcoming move to Vegas and the future role of virtual reality for fans.

America’s Game (page 78): This story on the history of the NFL features interviews with three men with great perspective: the formidable Dolphins’ defensive end Jason Taylor, who nearly lost a leg to injury on the football field; owner Robert Kraft of the Patriots; and linebacker Dick Butkus, one of the toughest men ever to don cleats.


Secrets for Betting the NFL (page 106): What’s a great football game without a little money riding on the outcome? This bettors’ guide to the NFL will enlighten you—and maybe even lead you to a profit.

Super Stadiums (page 98): Welcome to a new age in NFL stadiums. The latest venues provide previously unimaginable access to the game as spectators bask in the seats of luxury.

The October issue of Cigar Aficionado, which offers the above and much more, hits newsstands August 29.

About Cigar Aficionado

Launched in 1992, Cigar Aficionado is the definitive lifestyle magazine for men. Dubbed “The Good Life Magazine for Men,” the print publication and its accompanying website ( focus on luxury lifestyle topics such as golf, travel, spirits and accessories. Cigar Aficionado also sponsors events such as The Big Smoke, the country’s premier event for cigar smokers. Parent company M. Shanken Communications also publishes Wine Spectator, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact newsletter. Follow Cigar Aficionado on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017