August 29, 2014


Predicting the NFL’s Unpredictable

Forecasting the NFL players whose surprise seasons you are least expecting, with their 2013 counterparts as a guide

August 28, 2014

Blatche (1)

Their Dinner With Andray

What in the world is Andray Blatche doing on the Philippine national team?

Some Things Last a Long Time

Tom Schiller and the secret history of ‘Saturday Night Live’ short films

Broken at Love

The 62 most astounding, inspiring, and alarming takeaways from Monica Seles’s new YA romance series

Pity the Pull Hitter

Why situational hitting is so hard, and why beating the shift isn’t merely a matter of putting one’s mind to it

August 27, 2014


The Last Temptation of the Ol’ Ball Coach

Entering Steve Spurrier’s 10th season at South Carolina, the Gamecocks look better than ever. But in this quick-fix era, will they finally be good enough to win it all?

The Glue

Remember that old ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch? You know, the one with Phil Hartman?

The It Factor

There’s a secret trait that seems to rule the NFL. What is it? Who has it? How do you get it? And what happens when you lose it?

August 26, 2014


Mind Games

Simona Halep, Genie Bouchard, and the future of women’s tennis

The Best Quarterback of the 2004 Draft Class …

… is not who you might think it is. Philip Rivers doesn’t have a ring like Eli Manning or Ben Roethlisberger — but that may be all he’s missing. Could that change this season?

August 25, 2014


Ernests Goes to the Open

We know Ernests Gulbis has one of the best first serves in tennis. We know he’s a bit of a smart-ass. What we don’t know is if he can live up to his top-15 ranking and be a real contender at the 2014 U.S. Open.

The 30: Reply Hazy; Try Again

Four teams, four glaring questions. Can the Dodgers, Tigers, Pirates, and Cubs find the answers in time?

Bill Hader’s Day Off

Cinephilia and ‘Saturday Night Live’ memories with one of the show’s greatest utility players ever

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