August 22, 2014

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The Showstoppers

The current dominance of the Seahawks’ secondary made us wonder: Who are the best units in league history?

Mr. Mike’s ‘SNL’ Nightmare

Meet Michael O'Donoghue: The angriest, craziest man to ever hate — but never really leave — 'Saturday Night Live'

Unreality TV

‘Weekend Update’ and the landscape of fake news

I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

An excerpt from ‘Saturday Night’ — the landmark 1987 ‘SNL’ book — about the controversial rise of the show’s first breakout star

August 21, 2014

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The Top Prospect Progress Poll

Which MLB prospects have changed the most minds (for better or worse) since being promoted? With samples this small, we can’t always trust the stats. So we polled the industry to get the experts’ takes.

Who Is the Greatest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Member Ever?

A tournament to determine the most essential ‘SNL’ player in the show’s 40-year history

Lorne Again

Taking stock of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ paterfamilias, stronger than ever at 70

What Is the NFL’s ‘Corner 3’?

In search of an undervalued, easily exploitable path to football scoring efficiency

August 20, 2014

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Thank You, Lesnar. Thank You, Lesnar? Thank You, Lesnar!

Making sense of John Cena’s shocking loss at ‘SummerSlam’ and why Brock Lesnar’s win was unlike anything we’ve ever seen from WWE

Summer TV Winners and Losers

‘You’re the Worst,’ John Oliver is the best, and Halle Berry might need to get a new agent. Your total summer scorecard.

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 5

Here’s what happens when you send two sports and pop-culture junkies to their personal mecca

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 4

Here’s what happens when you send two sports and pop-culture junkies to their personal mecca

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 3

Here’s what happens when you send two sports and pop-culture junkies to their personal mecca

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 2

Here’s what happens when you send two sports and pop-culture junkies to their personal mecca

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

Here’s what happens when you send two sports and pop-culture junkies to their personal mecca

The Sound and Fury of the NFL Preseason

Attention, NFL fans: Don't get excited if your team rules the month of August. (And don't be sad if they stink.)

August 19, 2014

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2014 College Football Preview: The Big 12

Can the Baylor Bears emerge again as the kings of the cannibal heap?

How to Fight Loneliness

Why Jeff Tweedy set aside his Wilco responsibilities for his first solo project, which features his drumming son, Spencer

They Might Be Royals (Royals)

After 28 years of futility, the Kansas City Royals finally look playoff bound; it's been an amazing ride, but will it last?

August 18, 2014

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The Ballad of Reggie Bush

A star running back, the USC-Texas 2006 Rose Bowl, and college football’s inescapable pull

The 30: The Young and the Rising

An out-of-nowhere pitching performance has the Mariners surging; with two challengers soaring, can the A’s stay afloat in the AL West?

Love Letters

The story of an Oregon ghost town and the army of brides that keeps it alive

Need for Speed

Who is the fastest team in the NFL? Oh, and does that even matter?

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