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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. 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
  7. Gay rights and the Sochi boycott movement

    Dave Zirin

    Russia's crackdown on gay rights and the increasingly loud calls to skip the Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  8. Ranking the Top Tournaments in Olympic Hockey History

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL players' association, the league, the International Ice Hockey Federation, and the International Olympic Committee met last week in an attempt to decide whether professional players will be competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. And ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013