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  • Here Are the Bad Titles Zack Snyder Might Mistakenly Use Instead of Batman vs. Superman

    Comic-Con revealed many things, chief among them the announcement that Batman would appear in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel. The term Batman vs. Superman began floating around soon after, thanks largely to screenwriter David Goyer. But it wasn’t until Ben Affleck got cast that we really needed something to call this beast other than […]

  • Silly vs. Stabby: Where Do We Draw the Line With Internet Pranks?

    Most Internet pranks can be classified depending on what role you, the viewer, play: You’re either the victim, one of the pranksters, or just a member of the audience. As with offline pranks, there’s an extreme moral spectrum covered here: On one end is the 2001 shark-ladder photo composite, on the other is Tuesday’s stabbing […]

  • An Early Holiday Wish List for the Out-of-the-Running NFL Teams

    Every season, Thanksgiving is about when we start figuring things out, and this year is no exception. Several teams made their playoff case last week, with the Saints, Panthers, Colts, and Eagles all gaining ground in either a division or wild-card race. But it’s also the time of year when teams finally come to the […]

  • Welcome Back to Master-Rod Theatre

    Alex Rodriguez was the talk of the baseball world Wednesday, storming out of his own arbitration hearing, appearing on Mike Francesa’s show to proclaim his innocence against PED charges, and simultaneously pointing out real injustices in MLB’s attempt to suspend him while also coming off as incredibly disingenuous.

  • WWE Survivor Series Mailbag

    Answering the tough questions about the weak link in pro wrestling’s Big Four pay-per-views.

  • NBA Shootaround: Coffee Is for Closers

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. This Garden Belongs to Paul George Chris Ryan: Is Paul George the third-best player in the NBA […]

  • Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, and Television’s ‘Big Star’ Problem

    “The show makes the star, not the other way around.” It’s an old television-industry adage, one repeated nearly as often as it’s ignored. No matter the shininess or popularity of a given celebrity, audiences have proved happy to shun them if the TV show constructed around them is lacking. Unlike the movie industry, which ranks […]

  • Going Deep Inside the (Surprisingly Boring) Justin Bieber Meltdown

    “I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”

  • Why the Prince Fielder–Ian Kinsler Megadeal Is a Smart Trade for Both the Tigers and Rangers

    In the first blockbuster trade of this offseason, the Detroit Tigers sent Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler. This deal makes a ton of sense — for both teams. Still, a one-for-one trade has rarely been so complicated. Given all the repercussions likely to follow, let’s simplify this by […]

  • B.S. Report Special Investigation: The JFK Assassination

    In Part 1 of a two-part B.S. Report special investigation into the assassination of JFK, Bill is joined by Chris Connelly and Chuck Klosterman to review and evaluate the many theories being presented at the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Listen to Part 1 of the podcast here, and check back for Part 2 on […]

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