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"I’m not really sure why I got the job. It seems they recruit often from SABR and are not really in the business of giving jobs to newspaper stringers that might later write about it. I was told they don’t even really like to hire writers, because they tend to stop paying attention after the seventh inning." On life as a baseball stat-stringer.

This week offers some interesting-seeming football games, some less-interesting football games, and the certainty that millions of people will watch all of those games regardless of how terrible they might be. So, like other weeks, but with Chiefs/Broncos.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new coach, who is also their old coach, and who is sort of a more complicated case than you might think.

In the wake of another season, Ted Walker comes to terms with the fact that he will never be the archetypical baseball fan who remembers the starting rotation of the 1987 Whoevers.

According to reports, the construction for World Cup 2022 in Qatar is averaging nearly one fatality per day. At that rate, 4,000 workers will die before the first game. But that's just one of many reasons the 2022 World Cup could be an epic mess.

A father, a son and the old ways of building a new stadium for a team that mostly doesn't need one.

Everyone with an opinion thought Anthony Davis would be good, and could become one of the NBA's great big men. He's better than that. Already.

A Reagan-era oom-pah Bengals fight song, an admission of defeat, a celebration of Andrew Luck's amazing memory and a bunch of NFL games with predictions of those games' outcomes.

The existentialist dilemma presented by October

There are still more questions than answers where the 2013-14 NBA season is concerned. Some of those questions are bigger than others.