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Clutch, as a concept, is a slippery and subjective ideal under the best of circumstances. College football is not the best of circumstances. But there are still some answers to find, here, if we look hard enough.

The NBA preseason is mostly meaningless, and not even all that much like actual NBA basketball. But if you love the latter, there's still something there to find in the former.

 A compendium of takes inspired by Wallace Stevens’ poem

Alex Siquig

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The Minutemen wrote a great many short, pointed, perfect songs. Embedded deep within them is the story of each NBA team in this coming NBA season. 

There are still a great many things wrong with the New York Mets. Perhaps the greatest achievement of the Mets magical last few months was making that all go away.

There were a great many baseball movies made between Field Of Dreams and Moneyball. Most were not great. The Edward James Olmos vehicle Talent For The Game isn't, either, but it has its moments of both near-greatness and endearing weirdness.

Pirates fans saw a turning point for their rotation, and especially for their franchise, when Gerrit Cole beat Yu Darvish for a momentous eighty-second win in 2013. This past August, Gerrit Cole faced Clayton Kershaw, and that meeting of aces meant something, too.

Turns out that soliciting an autograph from every single major league team is a colossal waste of time after all!

Without a doubt, the 2014-15 season was a transitional year that will carry over into the new and bring about league-wide changes, no matter whether they’re fully understood.

Saturday's valedictory match-up between two Bay Area aces at the end of the road was contrived, and not a great game. But even in its diminishment and sloppiness, there was still greatness in it.