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  1. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. What Is Romance? The Lessons of a Cultural Exploration

    Rembert Browne

    It's been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally...; in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predictable mo...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. 5 Lessons From the 2014 World Cup

    Mike L. Goodman

    I haven't quite hit the acceptance point in my five stages of World Cup-ending grief. Maybe if I just keep writing about it, the World Cup will come back. (That makes this the bargaining stage, I guess.) As I refuse to let go, her...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Four Lessons From This Year’s Disastrous Fourth of July Box...

    John Lopez

    Maybe Americans have finally, truly, deeply embraced Futbol: The Beautiful Game. At least that's the excuse some pundits are pitching to explain this Fourth of July's massive box office boner: "because World Cup.&...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. Six Seasons, a Movie, and Another (Yet Another) Rebirth: Yahoo Sa...

    Andy Greenwald

    I've eulogized Community twice now and, like the recipient of one of Jeff Winger's long-winded monologues, I've finally learned my lesson. After yet another shock resurrection - news broke late yesterday that Yahoo had agreed to ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  6. Q&A: Phil Lord and Chris Miller on ‘22 Jump Street,&rsq...

    Amos Barshad

    Phil Lord and Chris Miller. So hot right now. The directing duo has been churning out good work for more than a decade -- the last time we spoke, it was to gush over their dearly departed cult cartoon Clone High -- but have broken into a new...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  7. The 30: Lucky or Good?

    Jonah Keri

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about using run differential as a tool for predicting a team's success. Today, let's advance to Sabermetrics 201 for a lesson on "cluster luck." Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, presented cluster luc...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  8. The 'Survivor: Cagayan' Finale: It's Not How You P...

    Tess Lynch

    Survivor: Cagayan - Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty was like a morality play that taught you all of the wrong lessons. When Jeff Probst, live in the studio, gathered a group of Survivor-fan children around him to encourage them to compete as so...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. The Week in Gossip: Big Sean Ruins ‘Glee,’ George Clo...

    Juliet Litman

    Does anyone other than me still watch Glee? Probably not, because it is an appalling television program. It used to be a fun show that integrated lively musical numbers, heartwarming lessons about acceptance, and self-aware humor to entertain a core...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  10. The Lessons of Barry Sanders

    Andrew Sharp

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. Divisional Deja Vu: Five Lessons From the First Installments of T...

    Robert Mays

    Three of this weekend's divisional-round playoff games are matchups we've already seen at least once this season. We went back and watched the first installment of all three to see what lessons might be learned before getting to Round 2. 1. The Pa...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    Before he makes his playoff picks, the Sports Guy lists 10 things that added to his ongoing NFL education.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  13. The Bachelor Season Premiere: Seven Lessons to Kick Off Juan-uary...

    Mark Lisanti

    It is, as you assuredly know by now if you've read even this far into a story with the words "The Bachelor" in the headline, a month that our corporate siblings (hi!) have cleverly dubbed "Juan-uary." The Month of the Juan. The month when Juan Pablo ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  14. The Designated Player: Lessons and Memories From the MLS Cup Fina...

    Graham Parker

    Saturday's MLS Cup final wasn't a game for the ages, though it ended up being a pretty engrossing one and did have its own mythical qualities for future generations. It was the coldest MLS Cup final ever, featured a penalty shootout that went to the ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Bargain Hunting: Baseball's Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offs...

    Jonah Keri

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo C...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  16. Cousin Sal's Week 10 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 9: -61,000 jermajesties( Season: +34,500 jermajesties My sincerest apologies for Week 9. Let this be a lesson to everyone to never, ever underestimate Tampa Bay Bucs sixth-string running back Mike James again. James outran Chris Johnson by ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013