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  • B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal guess the Week 17 lines, take a look at their fantasy football leagues, and get their bets ready for the Winter Olympics. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • Pass Atlas: Peyton Manning’s 51 Touchdowns

    Peyton Manning threw his 51st touchdown pass of the season to Julius Thomas yesterday in Houston. That’s a new record. Here’s what the target locations of those touchdown passes look like charted out:

  • The Weekend in Hockey: Penguins Win Everything, Even TV Show Featuring Two Other Teams

    Each Monday, we’ll wrap up three of the biggest stories from the weekend and how they’ll play into the coming week. Penguins Keep Streaking The Pittsburgh Penguins won their seventh straight, earning a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon, thanks to a goal and two assists from Sidney Crosby. That gave Crosby […]

  • Premier League Pass & Move: Ahead of the Holidays

    Looking back on the weekend’s Premier League action. Anything Could Happen Chris Ryan: The Premier League has the Christmas spirit. This time last year, the two Manchester teams had pulled away from the pack and Sir Alex Ferguson was perched on the top of the table like the Grinch who stole Champions League places. United […]

  • Fast & Furious 7: Now Coming to You in April 2015, Reports Vin Diesel

    A new release date has been booked.

  • Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers’ AL West Chances

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who’s a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially obscured it, Texas fielded a lousy offense in 2013. Down years for David Murphy and Elvis […]

  • Screwballs With Screwy Hair: American Hustle’s Wackadoo Historical Vibe

    Coiffure is the unbilled star of American Hustle. The baroque late-’70s hairstyles accentuate each characters’ personality and provide an exclamation point to every joke. Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) has a tightly coiled perm that makes his head look like it’s covered in tiny snails, Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) wears an updo that seems a few […]

  • Week 16 NFL Winners and Losers: The Victorious Panthers, the Hapless Lions, and Poor, Poor Ryan Tannehill

    Winners The Panthers: It’s impossible to pick a singular hero from Carolina’s best win in five years. At various points in this game, Greg Hardy, Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly, and Cam Newton was each the biggest winner in this one, which is how a franchise-altering game probably should be. Hardy added three more sacks (he […]

  • Why Daughtry’s ‘Long Live Rock and Roll’ Is the Worst Song of 2013

    For those who don’t know: I write a semi-regular column for Grantland called “Escape From Pop Purgatory” where I review albums by well-known (or at least once well-known) artists and bands. If you vaguely remember seeing stories about Hanson, Starship, and/or Stryper on the site this year, it was because of me. (You’re welcome.) I […]

  • SNL, Justin Timberlake, and Jimmy Fallon Wish You a Merry Christmas

    I’ll be honest: There’s no way I wasn’t going to love this Christmas episode of SNL. I’m about to go on vacation, the tree is up, I’m getting new T-shirts, and I already knew before I watched that there was going to be a “Barry Gibb Talk Show” sketch (not that it was predictable — […]

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