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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Club Trillion's Only Partially Biased Pac-12 College Basketball S...

    Mark Titus

    Best Team / Team You Wouldn't Realize Was Good If You Haven't Been Following College Basketball For the Past Few Years — Cal The luxury of writing my Pac-12 piece after a handful of games have already been played is that I can make my picks ...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. Club Trillion's Only Partially Biased SEC College Basketball Spec...

    Mark Titus

    Best Team — Kentucky When it's all said and done, the history books could show that this Kentucky team was coach John Calipari's best team ever. Well, the NCAA history books will probably show that Calipari coached for only five years and th...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  14. Club Trillion's Only Partially Biased Big Ten College Basketball ...

    Mark Titus

    Best Team — Ohio State I already jinxed my alma mater by explaining why I think they're the best team in the country this year, so if you want a detailed outline you can just read that. But now that I've given it some thought, I take back ev...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  15. Katie Baker on the Dallas Stars, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Eric ...

    Katie Baker

    It's just too bad the Dallas Stars play to empty houses — plus the rest of the week in hockey.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  16. Club Trillion's Only Partially Biased ACC College Basketball Spec...

    Mark Titus

    Best Team — North Carolina The Tar Heels are the near-unanimous preseason no. 1 team in all of college basketball, and Jay Caspian Kang already wrote about why they will win the national championship this year, so I don't exactly need to go ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011