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With our FOIA request finally processed, we can finally share these Oval Office transcripts, in which the leader of the free world and his cabinet sit around complaining about Pete Carroll's demeanor, black quarterbacks, and other matters of national security.

Video games, or at least good ones like NBA2K14, are converging on something that very much resembles reality. How much fun that will be is an open question. A selection from the previous issue of The Classical Magazine, Play.

Time is running out on Ichiro's amazing baseball career. But time has never really mattered much in his case. A consideration of his generation's coolest baseball player and his relationship to Zeno's Paradox.

And this is how the football season ends. With a really good football game surrounded by some really expensive noise. With a robot made of meat. It's complicated.

On becoming pure ego, which is even more thrilling and frightening than it sounds.

The other 1970's disaster flick in which awful things happen at the Super Bowl is not very good, but somehow is both worse and more fun to watch than Black Sunday. Having Jack Klugman and John Cassavettes in the same cast helps.

Roger Federer's best tennis may indeed be behind him. But people have been saying that about him for years, and he has just continued to be Roger Federer. Whatever's ahead for him still demands watching.

Talking about autobiographical ultra-violence -- and The Shield, and feuds, the Nope phenomenon, and other important topics -- with one of the WWE's premier practitioners of the form.

On what video games can teach us, about sports and ourselves, and when it's time to stop playing. In this case, what a maddeningly difficult soccer simulator Winning Eleven teaches about soccer and not-soccer. A bonus beat from The Classical Magazine's most recent issue.

A night at the Professional Bull Riders tour's New York City stop offers some culture clash, some non-culture, and some sense of what this strange sport is all about. It has something to do with Sports Entertainment, and something more to do with ferocious livestock.