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With the new Reality Era of meta, multiplatform storytelling, professional wrestling has experienced a revolution. Not surprisingly, it involves a guy in a beard, a sea of t-shirts and the power of the people.

Nick Bond

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A look at the logic behind the booking for WrestleMania XXX with Kayfabermetrics' Matthew Timmons. We'll try to answer all the questions you may have about the WWE's Showcase of the Immortals. Maybe even why is the Shield perpetually wet.

The middle of the NBA, and the bottom of the playoff pack, is supposed to be the worst place to be. The Mavericks and Bulls seem not to care much, and have made doomed middle-class striving look downright dignified in the process.

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is dramatic enough without anything more than sentiment riding the games. It's a purer madness with money on everything, and watching from Las Vegas.

David Roth

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In which our heroes escape from the Fan Cave and into the freedom of actual meaningful professional baseball. Scott Spiezio's band is there, for some reason, but on this one day it doesn't matter so much.

Mike Trout has been baseball's most valuable player over the last two years, and has been paid just a fraction of what he's worth. He could change that, and a lot of other things about how baseball works, if he wanted to.

David Roth

 et al.

In which a lawyer and a... non-lawyer figure out what an NLRB ruling means for the future of the NCAA, and the whole weird feudal endeavor that is college sports.

One of the world's great Scuba experiences happens to exist on Mickey Mouse's turf, which means that diving with the rays and sharks and Guitarfish at Epcot's 5.7 million gallon tank means being a Part Of [Their] World, minus an actual Little Mermaid.

The NCAA Tournament's appeal overlaps with the sentimental appeal of the underdog. Wichita State may well be about to make that old, sweet dream a lot less quaint, and a lot more real. How ready are we for this?

For all the recent nostalgia over the dearly departed Reagan-era Big East, all it takes is a trip to Madison Square Garden to confirm that the conference is still here, and still more or less itself.