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  • The Zen Master of Puppets: What Phil Jackson Can Do and the Knicks Must Do to Succeed

    The Knicks don’t necessarily need a starry name. They need normalcy. They need a top-down shift in priorities and temperament, which is not the same thing as saying they need massive turnover in their front office and scouting staff. The Knicks are a national punch line, a caricature — the bumbling fat cat blowing someone else’s fortune on irrationally exuberant purchases that never work. But here’s the dirty little secret about the Knicks: They’re not dumb.

  • NFL Free Agency, Day 3: Breakin’ Up

    Two franchise stalwarts made their way toward the exit doors on Thursday, as Panthers wideout Steve Smith was cut after 13 seasons with the team, while 10-year Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork publicly requested to be released after the team reportedly asked him to restructure his contract.

  • Pilot Wars: Lee Daniels’s ‘Empire’ vs. Martin Scorsese’s Untitled Rock Project

    Two new TV projects want to do for other genres what ‘Nashville’ has done for, well, Nashville.

  • B.S. Report: Steve Nash (With Video!)

    Steve Nash sits with Bill Simmons to talk about his difficult season with the Lakers, what went wrong last year with Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, and what is next for him.

  • Introducing Bracketiatry

    Herewith, a guide to filling out your NCAA tournament bracket based not on “advanced metrics” or “accurate analysis” or “knowing things about basketball” or whatever science-ism the poindexters are yelling at Mulder these days. Instead, this guide is based on what really matters: 5,000 cc’s of raw, unfiltered #emotion.

  • About Last Night: A Madness Preview

    In case you were out telling your clients not to use March Madness as a legal defense again this year, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports on Thursday.

  • Matthew Perry’s ‘Odd Couple’ Reboot Will Costar Thomas Lennon

    No, Perry’s latest stab at TV re-stardom hasn’t come and gone as quick as ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ ‘Studio 60,’ and ‘Go On.’ It still hasn’t even happened yet! And now ‘Reno 911!’ and ‘The State’ actor and writer Thomas Lennon is set to play Felix to Perry’s Oscar.

  • Seth Rogen Has Never Smoked Weed With James Franco Because James Franco Doesn’t DO That, Man

    Also in the Afternoon Links: Black Simon & Garfunkel take on Lorde, CBS renews basically everything it’s got, and a glorious supercut of 1,001 must-see films emerges.

  • From Jay and Ye to the Mohawk: When SXSW’s Fantasy Turned Tragic

    Austin’s South By Southwest Festival, more than any other, is all about hedging your bets. Having time conflicts that seem important in the moment, and then deciding which option will bring you the most fulfillment. More often than not, the winner is the rarer occasion of the two. It’s why so many of us are here, after all. To try and string together the best series of days possible, before going back to the real world. You’re here for the spectacle, because you live for those moments.

  • Margin Call: Analyzing College Basketball Teams Based on Their Win Projections

    Analyzing the regular-season performance of college basketball teams has always been difficult. The vexing problem is how to determine whether a team performed below or above its abilities. It’s a question that seems to exist in a vacuum, because really, what standard could we hold a team to besides our preconceived notions from October, which […]

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