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  1. The 10 Teams That Should Dominate Free Agency

    Bill Barnwell

    After patiently awaiting some semblance of NFL happenings for six weeks while having to sit through interminable distractions like "the Winter Olympics" and "interacting with other human beings in the outside world," professional ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. From Sochi to Lillehammer, and Back Again

    Louisa Thomas

    Back then, their names weren't Julia Lipnitskaia, Sidney Crosby, and Ireen Wust. Instead, they were Oksana Baiul, Peter Forsberg, and Johann Olav Koss. I suppose I was different back then, too. I was 12 years old. Still a child, though bare...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Come in From the Cold

    Katie Baker

    The finest book on Russia I've ever read is Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia, in which Frazier explains, and then indulges in, what he refers to several times as his "dread Russia-love." Frazier penned a profile of an artist who h...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. The Polaroid Prince

    Louisa Thomas

    The Olympics have been building toward one moment. If you watch CNN, or listen to NPR, or read the New York Daily News, GQ, Maxim, ESPN.com, USA Today, Bleacher Report, Yahoo, New York magazine, Deadspin, People, Business Insider, the Los Angeles Tim...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  5. Miracle Off Ice

    Ken Dryden

    "Do you believe in miracles?" Al Michaels shrieked, as the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in the 1980 Lake Placid Games. "Yes!" Sitting next to him in ABC's broadcasting booth, all I could come up with was, "Unbelievable.&qu...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. We Went There: The High Drama of the U.S. Figure Skating Champion...

    Katie Baker

    There was no line for the men's room, but the one for the ladies' snaked way around the TD Garden corridor. It looked more like intermission at a Broadway musical than a Bruins game. The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, though, contained eleme...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. NHL Grab Bag: Even When He's Not Playing, Ben Scrivens Wins

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. Th...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. Sochi Olympic team trades

    Sean McIndoe

    At the (completely fake) deadline, can we fix Team USA? (Without adding Bobby Ryan.) (Sorry, Bobby Ryan.)

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  9. NHL Grab Bag: The Bobby Ryan Truth War that Destroyed America and...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. Th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs: What to Watch for in the Winter Classi...

    Katie Baker

    Neither the Detroit Red Wings nor the Toronto Maple Leafs can be all too pleased with their long-awaited star turns as this year's Winter Classic participants. The weeks leading up to the NHL's annual showcase game, held this year at the University o...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal guess the Week 17 lines, take a look at their fantasy football leagues, and get their bets ready for the Winter Olympics. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts pa...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  12. Just in Time for Christmas! Five Surefire Gifts to Hockey Fans Th...

    Sean McIndoe

    We're just 13 days away from Christmas Eve, and by now you've probably made your requests, dropped all your hints, and written your letter to Santa. Now it's time to sit back and dream of all the cool stuff you're hoping to find under your tree on Ch...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. Katie Baker's November Bake Shop

    Katie Baker

    Would you rather see your favorite team hoist the Cup or your home country capture Olympic glory? Plus, questions on wedding etiquette, bullying in sports, and New York FANdom in this month's Bake Shop!

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  14. Is It Time for Canada to Freak Out About Its Olympic Hockey Team ...

    Sean McIndoe

    Canada is generally a fairly calm nation. As long as our beer is cold, our bacon is crisp, and somebody doesn't try to order a breakfast sandwich in the Tim Hortons drive-through and make the entire neighborhood 45 minutes late for work, we're a pret...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  15. Team USA Takes to the Ice (Sorta)

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane is only 24 years old, but he's basically approaching middle age. The puckish puckhandler for the Chicago Blackhawks already has two Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe to his name, giving him a level of experience that very few NHL players sh...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  16. Rembert Explains America: An Unlikely Lollapalooza With Shaun Whi...

    Rembert Browne

    Shaun White is very famous and his band is not. Not yet, anyway. The events leading up to watching the band Bad Things, one-fifth of which is two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White, reminded me that I have not fully gr...

    Blog | August 08, 2013