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  1. 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
  2. The Rap Genius Olympics

    Rembert Browne

    A website exists on the Internet called Rap Genius, and its primary function is to explain the lyrics to hip-hop songs. While the scope of the site has grown in recent months, from blogging, to giving artists verified accounts, to irresponsibly corru...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  3. The United States of Carmelo Anthony

    Rembert Browne

    It's no secret that the Olympics brings out a great deal of temporary American patriotism in even the most staunch opponent of this great country's sometimes-iffy practices. I am one of those opponents. I love America when the Olympics aren't t...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  4. Rembert Explains the '80s: Mary Lou Retton's Perfect Vaults

    Rembert Browne

    Welcome back to our series Rembert Explains the '80s. Every so often, we'll e-mail 25-year-old Rembert Browne a video from the 1980s that he hasn't seen. Rembert will write down his thoughts as he's watching it, then we'll post those thoughts here. T...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  5. The Official, Comprehensive, Kobe-Filled Olympic Glossary

    Rembert Browne

    Knowledge is power. Educate yourself. Use this Olympics glossary and impress your friends with your new-found understanding of everything. GLOSSARY OF TERMS A Adams, Guy: Los Angeles bureau chief of Great Britain's The Independent; harsh cri...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. The Team USA Dinner Photograph and the Anthony Davis Problem

    Rembert Browne

    This is a picture of the USA men's basketball team at dinner. It's from Deron Williams's Instagram feed. The photographer may or may not be Tyson Chandler. While there are many questions that can be raised from this photo (why is Tyson the photogr...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  7. Kobe Bryant Does the Most Kobe Bryant Thing He's Done in a Week

    Rembert Browne

    The order of events: 1891: James Naismith invents basketball. 1936: Basketball becomes an Olympic sport. 1978: Kobe Bean Bryant is born in Philadelphia. 1989: Barack Obama meets Michelle Robinson. 1992: NBA players represent USA in the Olympic...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  8. What Can Team USA Basketball Learn From Gordon Bombay's Mighty Du...

    Rembert Browne

    The Olympics are coming, and here to get us all giddy is the USA Men's Basketball Team. While it's been enjoyable to see the 12 men spending time together with "USA" written across their chests, one conversation has dominated much of the dialogue sur...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  9. Things We Found on eBay: An Autographed Big Country Jersey and a ...

    Rembert Browne

    I never want my eBay searches made public for all to see. I'm not ashamed of my queries, but it would just take a significant amount of time to explain some of my searches. My weekly "96 Olympics" search shouldn't raise too many red flags, but "No Li...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  10. International Sporting Events > International Diplomacy

    Rembert Browne

    Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza is very good at his job, and has been for a very long time. Whether it was covering President Ronald Reagan's second term in office, Obama's road to the White House, the iconic Situation Room shot, o...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  11. JaVale McGee's Crusade for Investigative Journalism and Non-Specu...

    Rembert Browne

    On the JaVale McGee front, news broke today that a bill has been filed in the Philippine House of Representatives to naturalize McGee as a citizen. Among other things, this would make him eligible to play for that country's team in the 2012 Olympic G...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  12. The British Olympic Association Is Grossed Out by Your Germs

    Rembert Browne

    I'm not a tough guy. To be quite blunt, I scare extremely easily and might be the last person picked in a bench press contest. But what I've always lacked in brawn, in physical intimidation, and in overall courage, I have made up for in not being a g...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  13. Roger Federer Strikes Back

    Rembert Browne

    This is hard to say, but: Congrats on a great season, Novak. 69-4 in 2011, that's quite a feat. Ten tournament victories, three of which were Grand Slams, a combined 10 wins over Nadal and Federer, and the end-of-season World no. 1 ranking. Wow, I...

    Blog | November 15, 2011