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  • I Suck at Football 2.9: Snow Falling on Quad Box

    This year Halloween fell on a Thursday. That morning brings the first real roster controversy of the Ryan Kuhlman era. I bench Denarius Moore from the Raiders to start Marvin Jones from the Bengals. When I tell Ryan I’ve done this over email, he advises me against “chasing Marvin’s points from last week.” Which stings, […]

  • A Night With Future, Z-Bo, Tony Allen, and the Memphis Grizzlies

    The trip to Memphis initially had nothing to do with basketball. This past weekend was the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and through a series of chance encounters this summer, I was somehow slated to talk in front of a small crowd about a 22-minute film in which Michael Jordan played basketball against Martin and Charlie […]

  • Cosmic Slop: Death by Ender’s Game

    There are so many reasons to go to the movies — too many to list, really. But no matter how long the list, one item would never be “watching stars recite exposition.” Enough people attended Ender’s Game last weekend to place it at the top of the box office. But could any of them have […]

  • #HotSportsTakes: Football Isn’t Perfect, But the Patriots Are

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let’s talk about the New England Patriots and the coach who won’t let them fail. FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — You’ve seen the headlines splashed across the front page over the past few days. A player from the Miami Dolphins is […]

  • Negotiations for The Wolverine Sequel Under Way; Hugh Jackman Looks Into Getting Claws Installed Permanently

    There can never be enough filmed adventures about bearded mutants with retractable adamantium claws, and James Mangold might be game to keep helping the cause. 20th Century Fox is looking to strike a deal with the director following this summer’s The Wolverine, Mangold’s first comic book movie, which grossed an impressive $413 million worldwide, $132 million of that […]

  • Dr. J: The Autobiography

    An exclusive excerpt from his new book.

  • Wait for It: Norway’s Slow TV Revolution

    Last Friday in Norway, 1.3 million people watched strangers knit on television. For four hours they tuned in as people talked about knitting, and then they stuck around for eight and a half extra hours of actual knitting. I’m serious. National Knitting Evening is not the first program belonging to a genre called “Slow TV”: […]

  • Five Huge NHL Moves You’ve Probably Forgotten

    NHL history is filled with transactions of all shapes and sizes, and in the grand scheme of things most of them end up being fairly meaningless. But several times a season, whether or not we realize it at the time, a team will make a move that reverberates for years or even decades. Most of […]

  • Freak Show & Tell: In Rick and Karissa’s Cheapskate Competition, There Are No Winners

    Every week, television documentaries present us with so many unusual people, so many strange and/or disturbing problems, you might find it hard to keep up with all of them. That’s where I come in! Here’s an unflinching look back at TV’s Week in Freak Shows. Doomsday Preppers (NatGeo) Who Is This Now? Rodney. Why Are […]

  • Headlines From the Future: Anticipating the Probably Inevitable Red Sox–Cardinals Rematch

    One of the constants in baseball in the 2000s has been the Cardinals’ and Red Sox’s status as contenders. Not every year, sure, but most years. So while only a fool would attempt to predict the 2016 World Series matchup with certainty on October 1 of that year, let alone today, it’s a safe bet […]

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