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  • Is Pope Francis Going to Meet Russell Crowe for the ‘Noah’ Fist-Bump or What?

    Also in the Afternoon Links: The NFL wants an absurd amount of money from M.I.A., ‘How I Met Your Dad’ adds two cast members, and a real-life team’s new mascot is Pikachu.

  • MLB 15-Day Warning: Finding the Soul of Sabermetrics … in a Van Morrison Song

    What do sabermetrics and “Brown Eyed Girl” have to do with each other? Possibly nothing. Possibly everything. Grantland intern Danny Chau merely wants you to consider the question.

  • Jason Fagone

    is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of Ingenious, a book about inventors and cars.

  • Fool’s Gold: Why You Have No Shot of Winning Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Bracket Challenge

    Warren Buffett will give you $1 billion if you can pick a perfect bracket. The problem? The odds of you doing so are worse than the odds that a basketball dropped at random on the United States will land in Butler’s half of the court at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

  • The Pride of the SWAC

    Texas Southern is the champion, clear as a bell, and as worthy of admiration as any other team in the field. “We know,” said guard Ray Penn, “that we represent our league, and all that it means to people.” On my ballot, however, the battle between the Marching Storm and the Ocean of Soul came out a draw.

  • Who’s That Guy? Villanova’s Josh Hart!

    In the Big East tourney, he poured in 18 in the eventual loss to Seton Hall. Hart, along with his former high school teammate Kris Jenkins, is another great example of Jay Wright scoring big on less heralded players on the recruiting trail.

  • ‘Girls’: A Space-time Odyssey

    I was woken up by a 10-second, 4.7-magnitude earthquake, and for three seconds in the middle of it, when it wasn’t clear if the world would ever stop shaking, physically or metaphorically, two things occurred to me: (1) I had better tweet my acknowledgment of this experience right away, and (2) I very nearly could die without ever knowing what Rembert actually thinks about ‘Girls.’

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Is ‘Happy,’ Thank Goodness

    How you feel about Gwyneth Paltrow singing a cover of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” for an upcoming episode of ‘Glee’ may help you understand how you feel about Gwyneth Paltrow overall.

  • Apples and Oranges, Bambinos and Billy Goats

    No, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer haven’t fixed the Cubs as quickly as they fixed the Red Sox. But the only bigger mistake than expecting that would be counting them out in the long run.

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