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  1. The American Band Championship Belt

    Steven Hyden

    When you decide that spending about 27 work hours determining the holders of the American Band Championship Belt going back to 1964 is a good, even noble idea, you quickly come up against two inconvenient facts. One, many of the best bands ever aren&...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. The Diamondbacks’ Disgrace, or: A List of Things Kirk Gibso...

    Michael Baumann

    I feel bad for Diamondbacks fans. There are bad teams, and hopeless teams, and teams that do morally reprehensible things, and for each, there are fans who think that flying the flag means unquestioning loyalty. They back up whatever logically or mor...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  3. Great Moments in Summer League History


    Take heralded rookies trying to plant their flags, the unheralded fringe players trying to grind out roster spots, second-year dudes who are too good for this, and random old-ass vets trying to squeeze one more contract out of their bodies before sur...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ Trailer: Turn Down for Waltz

    Zach Dionne

    Let's get the critiques out of the way: The trailer for the Horrible Bosses sequel uses "Turn Down for What" only a couple of weeks after the 21 Jump Street sequel planted its flag in the song. And while it's great to see Horrible...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  5. The Ultimate Crapshoot

    Bill Simmons

    First things first - I love the 2014 NBA draft. Any time you can bake me a draft souffle that's crammed with multiple tremendous-upside-potential guys, multiple red-flag guys, multiple panic-stricken teams, multipl...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Everybody Suffers: A Pair of Painful Triumphs at the French Open

    Louisa Thomas

    The rivalry between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic is the best in tennis right now, but sometimes a little part of me wants to wave the white flag and cry, "STOP!" The best of their matches have produced the most exquisite pleasure and pain:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  7. Small(er) Movie Review Roundup: Because the Word 'Amazing�...

    Wesley Morris

    This exquisitely drawn, economically told tale, set in 1960s Poland, is a study of two faces, one soft, the other hard. The first belongs to a demure country orphan named Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), who's studying her vows to become a nun....

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  8. Mayweather-Maidana: Wanna Tussle?

    Rafe Bartholomew

    A really good boxing crowd can feel like a gathering of all the crazy people in the world. There's no place you're more likely to spot panoramic scalp tattoos, except for maybe a nearby Six Flags park. There's nowhere el...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  9. How the Texans Fell From Grace

    Bill Barnwell

    The writing has been on the wall for the 2-7 Houston Texans for a while now. On Tuesday, the organization waved the white flag. The Texans placed star running back Arian Foster on injured reserve with an undisclosed back injury that will require surg...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. Introducing the NBA Regular-Season Championship Belt

    Chris Ryan

    You see that flag, billowing in the darkness up there? That's the flag of champions. This isn't some crazy, premature, homerific Philly sports rant, people. We don't engage in that kind of propaganda. This is science. The Philadelphia 76ers are the c...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  11. We Went There: Wales-Belgium World Cup Qualifier

    Noah Davis

    In retrospect, I should have seen the warning signs. The mission didn't seem difficult: Watch Belgium play among a mass of cheering, flag-waving, jersey-clad Belgians. I was going to be in Belgium, after all, which is in Europe, which means — r...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  12. Michael Dyer, Aaron Hernandez, and red flags in sports

    Bryan Curtis

    The redemption, and rebranding, of Michael Dyer.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  13. The Enduring Foolishness of 'Flags Fly Forever'

    Michael Baumann

    Argument by axiom — by which I mean the disturbingly common practice of rebutting facts with sayings from antiquity — is stupid. In baseball, the axiom of the moment is "Flags fly forever." It's a powerful sentiment, one deeply imbued not...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  14. We Went There: Grand Central Station's Rumble on the Rails

    Noah Davis

    "Are you ready to RUMBLE?!?" a man wearing sunglasses, a black suit, impressively shiny black shoes, and an American-flag bow tie asks as he stands on a raised wrestling mat. The Iranian supporters standing in the temporary bleachers on the other ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  15. Examining the effort to establish football in China

    Hua Hsu

    Can the NFL plant its flag in China?

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  16. Want to Rebuild Your Dormant College Football Program? You Need a...

    Ian Cohen

    It goes without saying that the most difficult endeavor anyone takes up at the collegiate level is forming an intramural flag football team. The mere logistics are frightening: finding at least 10 people who can agree to not be drunk for the same two...

    Blog | April 08, 2013