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  • Baseball Scout School, Part 2: Rating Beers, Falling in Love With a Cub, and Imagining Another A-Rod

    Ben Lindbergh, editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, is learning how to be a baseball scout. He is enrolled in MLB’s Scout Development Program, where he is getting an education in how to trust his eyes as much as he trusts the numbers. You can read his first dispatch, here. One thing became clear after the first […]

  • The Quarterback-less NFL MVP Rankings

    For someone who loves both giving awards and pro football, I should love the NFL MVP race. And maybe I would, if it weren’t completely devoid of fun and/or intrigue. Bill Barnwell wrote about this in detail amid last year’s uncharacteristically murky race, but here’s the gist: The NFL MVP is the Best Quarterback Award, […]

  • Underselling the Overview: Gravity and Lowercase-’s’ Space

    The Futurist is a periodic dispatch from the front lines of tomorrow — a gleefully wigged-out examination of science, science fiction, technology, culture, and all their lunatic fringes. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, we will think the unthinkable, do the undoable, and eff the ineffable. In the mid-1970s, the U.S. State Department prohibited the internal use […]

  • Extra Points

    A new way to understand the NBA’s best scorers.

  • We Went There: Teenage Mutant Ninja Hertl’s Four-Goal Night

    Tomas Hertl’s first goal of the evening sent Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist packing. After his second, he stole a happy glance up at his mom and girlfriend. The Sharks were dismantling the Rangers and it was starting to get late when the young Czech rookie scored again. Still, no one at the SAP Center (née […]

  • A Fox in the Peacock House

    How Fox stole built the best night of comedy on TV.

  • Bill and Jalen’s NBA Preview: Toronto Raptors

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose speculate where new Raptors GM Masai Ujiri will send Rudy Gay, marvel at the NBA Summer League work of Jonas Valanciunas, and celebrate Toronto’s “champagne and campaign”–ability. Check out the video below.

  • What’s in the Sex Box? Not Much, It Turns Out

    What is Sex Box? A. A new program on British public television B. An R. Kelly song C. A dystopian game show D. The new Xbox E. A pornographic riff on Houdini’s water torture cell trick F. A natural brand extension of The Box G. A 1991 La Toya Jackson dance single H. A box you keep […]

  • Tigers Survive, Red Sox Advance on Another Wild October Night

    The Detroit Tigers forced a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday, while the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series, as both teams eked out tight victories Tuesday. Though Anibal Sanchez did struggle in Game 3, Detroit found itself facing elimination because its best hitters had done very little over the […]

  • About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here’s what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in their 3-1 loss. Rays manager Joe Maddon was […]

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