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  • December 19, 2014
    Power Football

    After lots of noisy debate, the college football playoff shook out exactly as the game's most powerful interests could've wanted. It was never going to be any other way.

  • On the economics of player development and the buried profit imperative that shapes it all. A selection from Jonathan Tjarks' new e-book The Pattern of Basketball and the 2014 NBA Draft.

  • April 23, 2013
    Another Hero's Journey

    It was subversive enough for LeBron James when LeBron James declined to become The Next Jordan. What he's doing both to the game and the idea of basketball narrativity right now is even more so.

  • It's not just that Dirk Nowitzki revolutionized the position he plays on the floor, although he did do that. But in becoming both a great player and a NBA champion, Nowitzki also exploded his own narrative, and won the right to write his own ending.