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  1. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. Shia LaBeouf's Defense of His Blatant Plagiarism and Disingenuous...

    Emily Yoshida

    Two Shia LaBeouf posts in one day? 2014 is off to some kind of start! Following yesterday's facepalm-inducing skywriting antics, a fantastically insincere "apology" by LaBeouf for shamelessly ripping off comics author Dan Clowes's story Justin M. Dam...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  3. Wolf of Wall Street Not Actually Pro-Financial Fraud/Quaaludes, L...

    Amos Barshad

    That The Wolf of Wall Street would find itself in a bit of a post-release Glorification vs. Condemnation rigmarole was inevitable. Over three hours, as Jordan Belfort rises to his shady financial fortunes, we get a wondrously unceasing, impressively ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  4. NFL Playoffs Stock Watch: Which Units Are Trending Upward/Downwar...

    Robert Mays

    Since moving to Baltimore, the Ravens' identity has been mostly tied up in one thing: defense. It was how they won their first Super Bowl, it's the side of the ball where their stars played, and when we look back on the first two decades of Ravens fo...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: The Lucky Chargers, the Scary Pac...

    Robert Mays

    Winners Packers: Aaron Rodgers wasn't particularly Aaron Rodgers–like, Eddie Lacy looked hobbled, the Packers' defense continued its horrendous stretch, and Green Bay still went into Chicago and won. After the game, Rodgers said it was great...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. The Facts and Fiction of the Bobcats' Rising Defense

    Zach Lowe

    The disparity between the Eastern and Western conferences is so embarrassingly large that you must take it into account when evaluating a team's ranking in any leaguewide stat. Eastern Conference teams will end having played 52 of their 82 games agai...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. Should We Blow It Up? Two Knicks Fans Contemplate the Past, Prese...

    netw3rk and Jared Dubin

    The Knicks have lost nine games in a row. In the last couple of days, Iman Shumpert lit up Carmelo Anthony in a huddle, reportedly for playing poor defense during New York's loss to New Orleans. Shumpert spent the rest of the game on the bench. Since...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  8. Death, Taxes, and Seattle at Home: The Seahawks Have Paved Their ...

    Robert Mays

    The Seahawks don't seem to get how this works. Becoming one of the best teams in football is a clearly defined process, and while they followed some of the early steps — find a franchise quarterback, build a great defense (although that one is ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Week 12 NFL Viewing Guide: Let's Talk About the Cardinals Defense...

    Robert Mays

    Sneaky Good Game of the Week Colts at Cardinals, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday If I'd asked you in August who would lead the league in defensive DVOA through 11 weeks, how many guesses would it have taken before you landed on the Arizona Cardinals? I'm comfo...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. The Portland Trail Blazers Are Scorching, But Can It Last?

    Zach Lowe

    Here's the irony: The 2011-12 Blazers serve as my personal reminder against overreacting to any team trend over the first 10 or so games of the season. Those Blazers started 7-2, and the wins included an icy coldcocking of Oklahoma City on the road. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  11. Bad Quarterback League, Week 11: Matt Ryan Hits Rock Bottom

    Andrew Sharp

    Matt Ryan has had a horrible year. Everyone associated with the Falcons has had a horrible year. Tony Gonzalez never should have come back, Julio Jones is out for the season, the defense is a mess, and we can't even make fun of Mike Smith screwing up...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  12. The Rockets' approach isn't NBA Finals-worthy

    Zach Lowe

    The case against Houston is simple: The Rockets don't seem to want to guard anyone and Dwight Howard's fading skills aren't helping. Plus, a few things to like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  13. The Revenge of the Ryan Brothers

    Andrew Sharp

    About a year ago, the Jets and Cowboys were playing on Thanksgiving, and that meant a day full of Ryan brothers on national TV. Ordinarily this would be a good thing, but not last Thanksgiving. That day, Rob's Cowboys defense got torched by RG3 and t...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. The Growing Legend of Lance Stephenson

    Zach Lowe

    The Pacers are destroying the league behind a terrifying defense and two max-salary franchise cornerstones, proving, rather emphatically, that the crucial improvements they flashed in last year's playoffs were real — and indicative of more to c...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  15. The Year in Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The scene at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin's title defense against Curtis Stevens was a far cry from the atmosphere at Golovkin's first fight on U.S. soil, just 14 months ago at the Turning Sto...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  16. The Dominant (and Anonymous) Bengals Defense

    Bill Barnwell

    Let me introduce the Cincinnati Bengals defense to you this way: If you go back and calculate what each NFL team has allowed in points per game over their last 16 regular-season games, the best defense in the league has been that of the Seattle Seaha...

    Blog | October 31, 2013