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  1. Marcus Mariota Is Going to Win the Heisman, But Should He? (Spoil...

    Matt Hinton

    Don't worry: I'm not going to insult your intelligence by indulging in any pretense of mystery over who's going to win college sports' most hallowed hunk of bronze on Saturday night. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. The Marlins Maneuver, the Tigers Retool, the Phillies Accept Fate...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, but not without another torrent of transactions. We've analyzed the Dodgers' day of trade/signing insanity and the Red Sox's new, unsexy starter...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. The Artful Dodgers: Processing Kemp, Kendrick, and the Rest of Lo...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the craziest binges by any team at any winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off five major moves Wednesday and early Thursday, sending a former MVP-caliber star packing, overhauling their infield, resha...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  4. 2014 College Football Awards: Toasting the Best Coaches, Players,...

    Matt Hinton

    The 2014 college football season spanned 820 games over 15 weeks, and we covered them all exhaustively. Today we pause before barreling ahead into the bowl schedule to toast the best of the best regular season in sports. Last year, Ray was the ano...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  5. Heisman Watch: And Then There Were Three (OK, One If We’re ...

    Matt Borcas

    The Heisman field has officially been whittled down to three: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper are the 2014 finalists, and will head to New York for Saturday's c...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  6. Nicolas Cage’s ‘Dying of the Light’ Is the Crac...

    Kevin Lincoln

    Dying of the Light is a movie made from jokes. First, you have its star, Nicolas Cage, our greatest actor to be reduced by the Internet into an Upworthy headline. Cage actually gave a top-notch performance this year, in David Gordon Green&rsqu...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  7. On Wisconsin: Melvin Gordon and His Madison Proving Ground

    Holly Anderson

    Wisconsin's marching band is a highly ritualized outfit, famed for its postgame celebrations that keep thousands of fans in Camp Randall Stadium for close to an hour after home games. There's also a lesser-known tradition, one you...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  8. Championship Weekend Preview: TCU vs. Baylor, FSU vs. America, an...

    Matt Hinton

    Less than 72 hours remain in college football's regular season, which means we know most of what we're going to know before the playoff selection committee reveals its final hand on Sunday. But if the past 15 years have t...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  9. Heisman Watch: Jesus, Girls, and Marcus Mariota

    Matt Borcas

    A good Heisman Trophy campaign includes all the trappings of a heated election: retrospectively hilarious bumper stickers, ridiculous taglines, and highly regional voting patterns. As such, it's time to treat the race for the stiff-arm trop...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  10. NBA Rookie Watch: Christmas Sweaters, Angry Moms, and Stress Frac...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    It's been a month, and the most promising rookie class in years is struggling. There's no instant superstar, no dominant scorer. There have been frustrating injuries and lots of losses. On the other hand, we've seen the youngsters...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  11. UCLA Comes Full Circle: Your Weekly College Football Wrap

    Matt Hinton

    As usual, the college football season has delivered an exhilarating sequence of chaos and surprises, but as we hit the final stretch this year, perhaps the most surprising twist of all is just how many of the pieces have wound up landing almost exact...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  12. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 13 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet. Just go...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  13. ‘Bad Turn Worse’ and a Great Year for the Indie Thril...

    Kevin Lincoln

    In Bad Turn Worse, the debut film of directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins and the amazingly named writer Dutch Southern, one of the first lines spoken out loud is a paraphrase of the great American noir-novelist Jim Thompson: There are 32 ways to tell a...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  14. All-Pro Infusion: Can Aldon Smith and Josh Gordon Change the Post...

    Jason Bailey

    It's not every year that a Pro Bowler suddenly returns to his team in the midst of a playoff race, but that's about to happen for the second time in as many weeks. Josh Gordon will suit up for the Browns...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  15. Heisman Watch: Melvin’s Moment

    Matt Borcas

    A good Heisman Trophy campaign includes all the trappings of a heated election: retrospectively hilarious bumper stickers, ridiculous taglines, and highly regional voting patterns. As such, it's time to treat the race for the stiff-arm trop...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  16. Pain Demands to Be Felt

    Rany Jazayerli

    Sports are pain. That's the dirty little secret you don't learn until after they've sucked you into their addictive grasp. Sports are about losing the final game of the season, then having to acknowledge how blessed you were to ev...

    Blog | October 31, 2014