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Not a Crapshoot? Or, We’re Disagreeing with Joe Posnanski Again?!?!?

Joe Posnanski doesn’t like the Division Series—in fact, he ranks Division Series games as the seventh most exciting games in a baseball season, behind “Cool mid-season matchups between great starting pitchers” AND “Important pennant race games in August.” He makes a pretty compelling argument, but he falls back on one piece of conventional wisdom that […]

The Case for Tiger Woods; Or, We’re Disagreeing with Joe Posnanski?!?!

“The greatest struggle an athlete undergoes is the battle for our memories. It’s gradual. It begins before you’re aware that it’s begun, and it ends with a terrible fall from grace. It really is a battle to the death.” –William Goldman It hasn’t been a very good year for Tiger Woods. Perhaps you’ve heard, but […]

Monday Medley

What we read while using as much of our brains as we felt like… The violence in Gaza continued to rage, claiming over 1,000 lives, mostly civilians. The effects of the violence ripple outward, and some Israelis are refusing to serve. How is the conflict being covered in the media? The Intercept disclosed the nebulous […]

Monday Medley

What we read while not getting on Adam Silver’s bad side… Adam Silver (Duke alum!) brought the hammer down on Donald Sterling in a press conference last week, banning him from the NBA for life, to the approval of many. The NBA will now likely try to force a sale of the team. Michael Hayden, […]

Monday Medley

What we read while finding all these free eggs… The story of the West Virginia chemical spill. Chuck Klosterman on KISS. A positive step for the NYPD, as it disbands the unit that spied on Muslims. But the ongoing trial of Cecily McMilan is still a travesty. Matt Taibbi on the two-tiered criminal justice system. Hank […]

Monday Medley

What we read while sharing the roads with Justin Bieber… It’s been 50 years since Dr. Strangelove, and apparently everything in that satire was true. What to call sports teams from northern New Jersey. Plus, an argument against moving to New York City. An in-depth profile of President Obama, by David Remnick. Joe Posnanski on Derek […]

Monday Medley

What we read while voting for Richie Incognito… An in-depth look at the Alex Rodriguez saga. So there was drama on the Miami Dolphins this week. Joe Posnanski tries to place it in proper context. Can Mary Jo White fix the SEC? The making of an SNL sketch, plus the story of one of the […]

Monday Medley

What we read in our government-less dystopia… Was Walter White dreaming? An offbeat interpretation of the Breaking Bad finale made its way around the Internet last week, despite the creator’s dismissal. The story of the Elvis impersonator who tried to kill President Obama, or something like that… On female beauty in literature. Miley Cyrus in Rolling Stone. Joe […]

Monday Medley

What we read while the Supreme Court forced us to get gay married… It was a big week at the Supreme Court, first as the Court knocked down significant parts of the Voting Rights Act. Then the Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (while also the lower court’s dismissal of Prop 8 in California […]

Monday Medley

What we read while not being Mirandized… So, uh, not such a great week. The carnage at last Monday’s Boston Marathon, which is such a cherished event in that city, shocked the country and brought back memories of 9/11. Luckily there were countless examples of heroism in the aftermath of the tragedy, including an impressive response […]