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The Great Defender

How ingenious defensive tactics, unrivaled precision, and a father’s example made New England’s Bill Belichick the NFL’s best coach

Beware the Visor

No one hits harder — or leaves a bigger impression — than the Seahawks’ thunderous strong safety, Kam Chancellor. Just ask a few of the men left in his wake.

How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared

On historical drama and its malcontents

David Simon Does Not Care What You Think Is Cool About His TV Shows

On the set of ‘Show Me a Hero,’ Simon’s new Oscar Isaac–starring HBO miniseries, the creator of ‘The Wire’ is as impassioned, cantankerous, and uncompromising as ever

January 19 - January 25, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

In a league deeper than it has been in decades, Bill Simmons dives in to rank the NBA’s top 60 most valuable assets

A ‘Scumbag’ Story

Kyle Kinane is the cult hero of stand-up comedy

30 for 30 Shorts: The Sweat Solution

Our latest film, from David Beilinson and Neil Amdur, tells the origin story of Gatorade, a magical elixir developed to rehydrate University of Florida athletes struggling in the school’s swampy environs.

Stop Calling Mike Conley Jr. Underrated

The Memphis Grizzlies point guard is ready to shake off the label he’s carried for much of his NBA career

January 12 - January 18, 2015


The Tennis Legacy of Vic Braden

An appreciation of the coach who taught low volleys and forehand backswings to everyone from weekend hackers to former U.S. Open champion Tracy Austin

Glover’s Lane

A conversation with Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, about the Grammys, rap, race, and the two sides of fame

The Broad Strokes

Hanging with the highly amusing, deeply stoned, not-so-secretly smart, and super-powerful women of ‘Broad City’

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