Burt Reynolds was going through a hard time in his life when he made the 1993 un-classic The Man From Left Field, a singularly vain vanity project dedicated to sharing his personal turmoil, Dick Howser fetish, and a bunch of saddish Florida State in-jokes.

Patrick Redford

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Our national DeAndre Yedlin moment, MLS' status as the most undisputedly major league in world soccer, Andrew Farrell's tubby mastery, those times when DC United is Sunderland FC, and other important (domestic) soccer topics.

Joel Embiid may one day be a great basketball player. But the third overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft is already a great follow, and one of the weirdest and best sports-things on Twitter.

If every picture tells a story, then the shot chart from Evan Turner's horrible 2013-14 season tells a really seriously sad story. So sad, in fact, that it can apply to failures other than his own. Let's get very sad.

There was grumbling in the Houston Astros clubhouse over struggling bonus baby Mark Appel. There's plenty to complain about in Houston, but it's not necessarily Mark Appel's bullpen session.

It may well be that the Cleveland Indians were named after one of their first great stars. That's only sort of an explanation, and not nearly an excuse, for one of the most unfortunate mascots and team names in professional sports. Slowly but steadily, anything but change seems increasingly insufficient. 

The Oakland Athletics were baseball's best team through the first half of the season, and recently mortgaged their future to get better. If this seems strange, you've probably read Moneyball. It was a good book, but we'd all do well to forget about it in this case.

On July 24, 2004, the Boston Red Sox were still cursed and Barack Obama was an obscure State Senator. Things started changing on that day, and haven't stopped since.

Lang Whitaker

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Wrestling, like time is a flat circle. A flat, squared circle. It's weird. 

Ann Coulter infamously cast soccer as a tool of the invading hordes that seek to destroy the United States. Decades ago, however, Americans within the sport made many of the same xenophobic arguments to protect a particular style of play.