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  1. Roma Holiday: How the Italian Club Became a Champions League Cont...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Roma are a really good soccer team. This shouldn't be surprising. They are, after all, the biggest team in the biggest city in Italy. It's easy to shrug and say, "Of course Roma are the second-best team in Serie A. They are Roma.&quo...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Week 5 Wrap-up: The Patriots’ Roller Coaster Continues

    Bill Barnwell

    With a comfortable 43-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday night, the New England Patriots strongly suggested that rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated. In beating what had looked like the best team in football by 26 points, Bill Belichick put...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. Week 4 Wrap-up: Building the Über-Team

    Bill Barnwell

    Through four weeks, the biggest on-field story in the NFL is parity. If there's a truly great team in the league this year, it has yet to reveal itself. The likes of Arizona, Cincinnati, and San Diego might rate among the league's best team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Red, White, Blue, and Boogie: Your Gold-Medal Game Recap

    Andrew Sharp

    Remember when Team USA was supposed to struggle? Remember the shooting we didn't have, and the motion offenses we couldn't handle? Remember Goran Dragic and everybody else saying Spain was the best team in the tournament? Kenneth Faried re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Does James Rodríguez Fit In at Real Madrid?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Normal rules do not apply to Real Madrid. President Florentino Perez laughs at your Moneyball. He mocks your concerns over things like value. Real Madrid are different. They are the best team. They have the most money. Whoever they want, they...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. The Historically Dominant Oakland A's

    Bill Barnwell

    At 48-30, the Oakland A's have the best record in baseball. Most power rankings I've found have them as the best team in baseball, but that's only recently become the case; ESPN moved them up this past week, while Jonah Keri bumped the...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. May the Best Team Win?

    Brian Phillips

    There's that story in the Bible, you know the one. The Israelites are fighting the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. The Philistines send forth an unconquerable champion, I mean just the most brutal killer you could imagine. This guy&r...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. Bill and Jalen's 33-Day Recap: The First Birdmester!

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Part 1 Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days - or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best ta...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  9. Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings - Is Arizona the best tea...

    Mark Titus

    Let's get way ahead of ourselves: Is this the best Arizona team ever?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  10. Bad Quarterback League, Week 5: The Matt Schaub Machine Cannot Be...

    Andrew Sharp

    We're keeping it quick with BQBL this week, and we begin in Houston. It's damn near impossible for a bad quarterback to top a game in which he was beating the best team in the league only to have the lead slowly slip away, putting an exclamation poin...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  11. CourtVision: So This Is What Carmelo Anthony's Prime Looks Like

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Despite their loss last night, the Knicks remain one of the hottest teams in the NBA. As we approach the conclusion of the regular season, New York has won 13 of 14 games, and has have established itself as the second-best team in the Eastern Confere...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  12. Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings - Are the Indiana Hoosier...

    Mark Titus

    Indiana may be the best team in college basketball, but no one has more fun than the Kansas Jayhawks.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  13. An oral history of "The Super Bowl Shuffle," the 1985 Chicago Bea...

    Jake Austen

    The making of the 1985 Chicago Bears' iconic music video.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  14. The case for Vinsanity as a Hall of Famer, the Lakers' defensive ...

    Zach Lowe

    The case for Vinsanity, Hall of Famer. Plus, the Lakers' defensive mess, the NBA's loudest arena, and what Jeremy Lin is doing right.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  15. Fourth-and-Short: Bears and Lions Play a Misdirection Game

    Bill Barnwell

    Having suggested that the Bears were the best team in football last Monday, I anxiously tuned in to Monday Night Football’s tilt between the Bears and Lions to see just how gruesome the effects of my (unintentional) reverse jinx would be upon C...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  16. The Tennessee Titans are a team on the way down

    Bill Barnwell

    Don't be fooled by Thursday night. The Titans' inability to maintain their guys in the trenches has them falling off a cliff.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012