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  1. We Bought a Tank: Looking Back and Looking Forward with the Sixer...

    Chris Ryan

    Something weird happened at the Celtics-Sixers game on Monday night in Philadelphia. I'm not talking about the Sixers winning -- though that has become a rare enough occurrence during the 2013-14 season (some would say intentionally...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Justin Smoak and the Stupid Strong Pull of Post-Prospect Kool-Aid...

    Michael Baumann

    Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak is off to a pretty good start: He's hitting .300/.400/.600 through eight games, which is more or less the line Chris Davis posted in 2013, plus about 15 points of batting average. Smoak also has t...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. The Betting Season

    Bill Barnwell

    Those damn Detroit Lions. As I look back at my 2013 preseason bets, all I can think about is how the Lions snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Sure, the second-half collapse that resulted in the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz probably didn&#...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. The Spike and Luke Show: Redux

    Jordan Conn

    It was the best game of the worst season. That's one of the ways we'll remember the 2013 NCAA championship game. All year, we'd heard that college basketball was in crisis. "College basketball stinks,&rd...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  6. Is Pope Francis Going to Meet Russell Crowe for the ‘Noah&r...

    Zach Dionne

    You can't blame Darren Aronofsky and Russell Crowe for trying to get Pope Francis to bless Noah, but P-Franz has probably been kinda Hollywood-shy since losing his Final Four bout to Yeezus in Rem's Who Won 2013? bracket, you know? Acc...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. Q&A: Mike Conley on Being Tricky and the ‘Why Not Us?&r...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a disjointed season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite making the Western Conference finals in 2013, the team made the semi-surprising decision to let Lionel Hollins walk and replace him with Dave Joerger. The new coach has revamped the o...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Ranking the Most Awkward Moments From Toronto Mayor Rob Ford&rsqu...

    Zach Dionne

    Rob Ford is Toronto's troubled ruler, the one who found himself the target of allegations of crack cocaine usage in early 2013, which he denied for months before copping to in November. And Jimmy Kimmel, of course, is the v...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. The Year of Living Less Dangerously

    Ben Lindbergh

    Late in a lost 2013 season, hours before a meaningless game against the Mets, Phillies battery mates Erik Kratz and Cliff Lee compared the dangers they'd face when they took the field. Kratz, a veteran catcher, was concerned about the ri...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  10. Predicting the Best Actress Races: J-Law, Cate Blanchett, and a D...

    Mark Harris

    It's become commonplace to assert that 2013 was an especially rich year for American movies, partly because it's true. Yet you wouldn't know it from the categories I'm going to examine today. Here we are at Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, a...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  11. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The final four of football is set, so let's take a look at how we got there.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  12. Memories of the San Francisco 49ers and Candlestick Park

    Khaled Hosseini

    A personal history of Candlestick.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  13. MLB's five positive regression candidates for 2014

    Jonah Keri

    Five teams poised to bounce back after disappointing 2013 campaigns.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  14. Sasheer Zamata Is the New Black Female SNL Cast Member

    Emily Yoshida

    After a strikingly pallid crop of new cast members in 2013, followed by a loud public outcry, followed by a few self-deprecating jokes and a Kerry Washington hosting spot, ultimately leading to solid rumors of a midseason ethno-specific casting hunt,...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  15. Dispatches From Bowlvania - It's a Wonderful Life

    Holly Anderson

    A brief jaunt into infinity with Florida State and Auburn.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  16. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014