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  1. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Hitters

    Jonah Keri

    After writing about pitchers yesterday, a refresher on the rules: * "Best" remains the most important criterion here. We'll lean on objective metrics as we always do. But there'll be some subjectivity too. I'm not above giving bonus points fo...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Ivy Leaguers Finally Make Something of Themselv...

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were the one guy in the office who was actually working yesterday, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Break up the Crimson! Harvard mounted the biggest upset of the first day of the NCAA tournament, beating New Mexico, 68-...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  3. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  4. Alabama's looming letdown, Georgia at Auburn, and the Fighting Sn...

    John Brandon

    The week in college football.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  5. College Football Misery Index 3: Auburn, Cal, and the Office Spac...

    Ian Cohen

    It's best to start out by reiterating a point made in our first installment of the College Football Misery Index: it's the national pastime because no other sport has an economic and cultural stratification that more accurately reflects the American ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  6. Matt Barkley and USC's "Sluggo Seam" Play

    Chris Brown

    The Heisman Trophy is won on the field, but that hasn't stopped Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley from going about his campaign a bit differently. Instead of just sending out awkwardly filmed DVDs to Heisman voters, Barkley has gone the high-tech...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  7. The Celtics are dominating in year five of the three-year plan

    Bill Simmons

    Here's bad news for the rest of the NBA: Everything is clicking in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  8. Rooting for Coach Cal

    Chris Ryan

    I was a teenage John Calipari recruit. You have not read about me on Rivals.com. There are no YouTube compilations of me going off against Oak Hill Academy. I never even played for the man. But, in a fashion, the commitment I made to him lasted longe...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  9. Cats Down Bulldogs: Are Kentucky's Road Woes Over?

    Shane Ryan

    Two quick facts going into Tuesday night's Kentucky-Georgia game: 1. Kentucky is second-best in the country at defending shots from inside the arc, holding opponents to a 38.5 percent shooting rate. 2. Georgia can't shoot 3s; the Dawgs hoist th...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  10. The Frozen Diamond's Hidden Gem

    Katie Baker

    Their helmets are simple: silver, and bisected front-to-back by a black-and-white-framed scarlet stripe. It's a scheme that has become eminently recognizable ever since it was debuted in 1968 for the football team at, as the cadence goes, THE Ohio St...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  11. Katie Baker's Bake Shop: On holiday sports books, Cal Clutterbuck...

    Katie Baker

    Plus the Minnesota Wild, the best ski locations in America and all your other questions answered in this week's edition of the Bake Shop.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  12. College Football: The Rivalry Week Spectacular

    Shane Ryan

    Rivalry Week is here, and there's a lot more at stake than just pride. Which is great because, really, who cares about pride? Most of us threw that out the window when we went on welfare just so we could afford HBO. It's the American story, folks. Do...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  13. 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
  14. About Last Night: Forever Young

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Delmon Young hit two home runs and Justin Verlander lasted into the eighth as the Tigers avoided elimination with a 7-5 win over the Rangers in the ALCS....

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  15. About Last Night: The City That Never Scores

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The New York Yankees stranded 11 baserunners, gave up first inning home runs to Don Kelly and Delmon Young, and watched Jose Valverde dance on the mound ...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  16. The College Football Spectacular: Week 6 Preview

    Shane Ryan

    Have you followed the Jordan Jefferson saga? If you haven't, it's not measurably different from any of the other black marks on college football's name. The gist is that the LSU quarterback and some teammates were at a Baton Rouge bar in August when ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011