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Veteran big man Jason Collins has come out as the NBA's first openly gay player, which is good for him and the game and those of us who care about it. He did it with all the invisible but palpable grace and modesty that has helped keep him in the league all these years.

The vastness of God Shammgod's legend always outpaced his on-court performance. But after a long career on the court, the streetball legend seems ready to make his next move.

On conference rivalries, huge amounts of money, made-for-TV spectacle, flag-motif sneakers, the gentleness of Florida State's Michael Ojo, and other jests of varying length.

Horse racing, as a sport, is written about mostly as a thing that's dying. Which is a shame, because that ignores how alive and strange it is, even now.

Worship at the Adam Vinatieri statue. Embrace some narratives. Consider the bigger picture and marvel at Greg Schiano possibly keeping his job. Pick some football games. You know how this works.

Last week, the dysfunction of the Seattle Mariners' front office was laid out before the public. The question for fans is: who, or what, are they rooting for?

At times, Jozy Altidore both looks like and is the most electrifying American soccer player in recent memory. At other times, during his peripatetic and mostly unhappy pro career in Europe, he really doesn't. The fun, and the emotion, comes from watching him figure it out.

This is the third of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. Today, we'll discuss the legacy of  the group, the roles each member plays, and what TBJ represents to an entire generation of journalists. 

The trials and tribulations of the girl who would be quarterback, and who is also Helen Hunt, in a well-meaning and very Reagan-era film that's actually better than it sounds. Somewhat.

This is the second of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. Today, we take a look at what they did to get to where they are, how they did what they did, and why they did it. Or something like that. More importantly: a game of HORSE involving bolo ties and a remake of the greatest television show theme in history.