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  1. Some Things Last a Long Time

    Alex Pappademas

    The very first episode of Saturday Night Live featured a short film called "The Impossible Truth." It was a Ripley's Believe It or Not!-style faux-newsreel, written and directed by Albert Brooks, depicting such wonders as New Yor...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. The Weakest Link: A Look at the Worst Position Groups in the NFL

    Robert Mays

    Plenty of veteran players would rather not show up for preseason games, but last week, Dimitri Patterson took it one step further. He just didn't. Patterson, a starter, never arrived for the Jets' game, part of a 48-hour stretch w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. ‘SNL’ and the State of Live TV

    Andy Greenwald

    Forty years ago, in the beginning, the first two words in Saturday Night Live mattered far more than the third. In 1975, only certain types of people watched television late on a Saturday night: loners and stoners, outcasts, shut-ins, the very young,...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. It's Not Quite a Miracle, But the Angels Have Achieved AL We...

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball is unlike real life in that it features levels of stupidity that cannot be overcome by sheer force of economic might. Last year, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim paid $61.1 million total to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Jered Weaver, and C....

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. The 30: Running for Their Lives

    Jonah Keri

    As part of my weekly effort to explain the difference between a true power rankings column and a page that simply ranks teams by record, I've noted the importance of multiple factors beyond wins and losses. One of the biggest is roster q...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. NHL Grab Bag: AL-BERT! AL-BERT! AL-BERT!

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league this week (and last week) who produced the most come...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  8. Jonah Keri Podcast: Derrick Goold, Jason Beck, Tim Britton, and J...

    Jonah Keri

    With four teams left in the MLB playoffs, we wanted to cover all the bases on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold discusses the Cardinals' wildly productive farm system, the Albert Pujols decision, and the s...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  9. Small(er) Movie Review Roundup: The Sex Edition! Starring Enough ...

    Wesley Morris

    Enough Said, directed by Nicole Holofcener In Enough Said, Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a long-divorced Los Angeles masseuse who starts dating a dour television archivist named Albert (James Gandolfini). She's not enthusiastic not because he's fat...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Fernandez Mania in Miami

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out becoming more mosquito bite than man, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez shut down fellow NL Rookie of the Year candidate Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 victory...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. About Last Weekend: Aye, Aye, Captain

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing that your future isn't so bright, and you should probably take off your shades inside because you look foolish, here's what you missed in sports this weekend: Derek Jeter came back with a bang, returning from inju...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  12. 41-Day NFL Warning: The 20 Contract-Year Players With the Most at...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next month and a half providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  13. 58-Day NFL Warning: Are the Chiefs Playoff-Bound? (With Jamaal Ch...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next two months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. Today,...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  14. Beware the $100 Million MLB Man

    Jonah Keri

    In his glory years with the Cardinals, Albert Pujols had few leaguemates he could truly call peers. In his first few seasons, there was Barry Bonds, then there was Pujols, followed by the rest of the league. When Bonds left the game, Pujols vied for ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  15. The NFL's Craziest Draft-Trade What-Ifs of the Past 15 Years

    Robert Mays

    Every now and then, our boss, Bill Simmons, will forward some of his reader mail to me and fellow Triangle editor Chris Ryan. Most of the time, it's to troll us about our favorite teams (Brian Urlacher's pre-draft ascension was entirely legitimate, a...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  16. NHL Grab Bag: OK, Fine. We'll Revisit the Albert Commercial

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly blog post of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the three moments or personalities from around the league that produced the most comedic fodder fo...

    Blog | April 26, 2013