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Bud Selig's goofy miniature playoffs, Ned Yost's refusal to take the very important medicine prescribed to him, and the search for fun in the last days of 2014. Also Adam Dunn experiments with edibles.

A fan-fiction journey in which Carlos Boozer, Tyrus Thomas, a probably-insane Gilbert Arenas, and other Chosen Players attempt to escape Amnesty Island and save the NBA from ... uh, other players that have not been amnestied under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

Jameis Winston, football quarterback, looks like a very rare talent. Naturally, the rest of who he is has proved to be a more complicated question -- and one that the NFL's reliably anonymous scouting corps doesn't seem nearly ready to answer.

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For most fans and most teams, the 2014 season is over. This is a drag, but this is also how baseball works, and also baseball never quite ends.

Why do we keep coming back to baseball teams that don't deserve us? The short answer is love, and the longer answer is different for everyone.

The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians finished a game that had been delayed for three weeks, in a different city. It was baseball, and it was good.

In which Andy Dick says awful things to everyone nearby, but does so on purpose, while movie cameras are running, in the service of what's probably the single most offensive movie ever covered in Sportsflicks.

Georgia's Todd Gurley is a Heisman contender. Toledo's Kareem Hunt is a star on a low-wattage team. The races they're running are less different than you might think.

On going someplace strange to watch a baseball game that doesn't really matter.

The Last Boy Scout is pretty easily the nuttiest film ever made about professional football, and one of the crazier films of its era in general. Naturally, it looks more and more realistic by the day.