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  1. ‘Togetherness,’ ‘Transparent,’ and TV&rsq...

    Andy Greenwald

    The funniest thing to happen during the Golden Globes had nothing to do with Tina and Amy. It was the moment when Showtime's The Affair, a somnolent buzzkill of a series, was somehow handed the trophy for Best Drama Series. As the jubilant cast ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  2. Chicago’s First Scapegoat: Jay Cutler

    Bill Barnwell

    If I told you that the Bears would be the NFL's biggest newsmakers this week, you would assume they had fired somebody. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Head coach Marc Trestman. General manager Phil Emery. M...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Why Are You So Bad, Tottenham?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Tottenham just seem like they should be a better team. The club has a ton of players who were very good before they came to North London, in addition to a manager who's a proven commodity in England. Spurs aren't Liverpoo...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  4. Joe Maddon’s Future and the End of an Era in Tampa Bay

    Jonah Keri

    Joe Maddon has opted out of the final year of his contract as Tampa Bay Rays manager, capping a disastrous season that started with the Rays as World Series contenders and ended with a sub-.500 record, their best pitcher traded, their general manager...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  5. World Series Preview: Five Keys to Victory for the Royals and Gia...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday night, the Giants and Royals will face off in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series. (That's the matchup we all predicted this preseason, right?) As the even-year streakers in San Francisco prepare to battle the seemingly unbeatable breakou...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  6. Is Bruce Bochy One of the Best Managers in Baseball History? (Yes...

    Jonah Keri

    The Giants' success starts with the players, of course - the mainstays like Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, and Madison Bumgarner who've come up big in the last three postseason runs. Superstitious types w...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  7. Explaining the Jets: Yes, They Definitely Have a Plan

    Bill Barnwell

    Over the past week, Jets general manager John Idzik has come under fire for perceived slights with his work building the 2014 team. A New York Daily News article by Jets beat writer Manish Mehta on Saturday was followed by an embarrassing 31-0 loss i...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  8. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  9. NBA Windows: The Rockets’ Missing Third Superstar and the N...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA has always been about opportunity: When one team's window opens, another's often closes. This year, more than any in recent memory, is all about these windows: superstars in new cities, icons nearing retirement, general manager...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. The Good, the Bad, and the Denzel: Washington Does Cool Justice i...

    Wesley Morris

    In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington looks thick and jowly. His head is bald, and his face, while round, is hard and tense. By day, his character, Robert McCall, works as a manager at a big hardware store in East Boston. By night, he steps out of shad...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  11. Q&A: Cardinals GM Steve Keim on First-Round Quarterbacks, Sco...

    Robert Mays

    Steve Keim knows the Cardinals. This is his second year as Arizona's general manager, but his 16th with the organization. He started as an area scout in 1999, working the entire East Coast, from Maine to Miami. Since then, he&r...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  12. Birds of Prey

    Robert Mays

    Attrition wears on every football team, but the stakes of battle came early for Steve Keim's team this year. Last season, his first as the Cardinals' general manager, Arizona won 10 games behind one of football's scaries...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  13. Decoding the Astros' Bo Porter Firing, and Figuring Out the ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In an alternate timeline in which the stories we told about sports teams were shaped solely by how they fared on the field, the Astros' 2014 season might be considered a modest success. Coming off three consecutive years as the worst team i...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  14. The Mariners' Suddenly Secure Black Sheep

    Michael Baumann

    I don't have a specific dream job. Whenever someone asks what my dream job is, I say, "A sinecure." I want a job for which I'm paid handsomely and from which I won't be fired for either of the related workplace sins of d...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  15. The Best Five Halves Played in Week 2 of the Premier League

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's Week 2. If you squint a little bit, it's possible to see what teams are striving to become. With managers still settling on lineups, and players still getting up to speed, strong 90-minute performances have been rare...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  16. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014