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Ted Walker

 et al.

A conversation in which Ted and Eric discuss Carl Crawford's knee ligaments, offseason coping mechanisms, and how to reconcile the Hall of Fame with the modern era. 

John Calipari is, for all his success, not one of college basketball's best-loved personalities. That's college basketball's problem, not his.

Vince Carter has outlasted a great many of his peers, if also outlasted himself in some ways. His greatest moment, the career-defining dunk over Frederic Weis in the 2000 Olympics, will outlive him.

Much of America knows it as Thanksgiving. Football-watchers know it as the one day of the NFL season on which Thursday football seems to make some sort of sense. Also there are some other games on Sunday, all of which will count against teams' records this season. Also an inquiry into the possibility of football on the moon.

When Metta World Peace (then known as Ron Artest) thanked his therapist after the greatest moment of his basketball career, he connected with many basketball fans who had gone through related issues in the past. One Lakers fan, however, helped learn how to become more comfortable with the Asperger's syndrome he had discovered only a year earlier.

In a follow up on the televised poker conversation, Argun Ulgen speaks with one of the leading innovators in the field of poker theory,  OneBillionHands.com's David Thorton on their methodology, the website and the changing face of "luck" and "skill".

It's Week 12 in the National Football League, where people write and think doofy things about quarterbacks, and Bill Belichick hates delightful disco fight songs, and the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans play each other in football for real. Also some predictions about games and such.

Skateboarding videos showcase dizzying acts of grace, and increasingly also portray the work (and multiple failed attempts) required to get it right. They are, fundamentally, celebrations of possibility. The ghoulish, violent slam videos that still haunt the sport are... not.

Jabari Parker is not just one of the most exciting college hoops prospects in a long time, although there's that, too. But while it's a lot to ask anyone his age to carry the burden of dreams and expectations and perceptions that Parker is bearing, perhaps the most exciting thing about him is how ready he seems to carry that weight.

"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.