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  • 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.

  • Why do we keep coming back to baseball teams that don't deserve us? The short answer is love, and the longer answer is different for everyone.

  • September 15, 2014
    What If It's Nick Foles?

    The Philadelphia Eagles have waited, loudly and not all that patiently, for the quarterback who could take the team where it has never been. That was not supposed to be Nick Foles.

  • In which a young writer talks to Troy Vincent about best business practices and exorcises a decade-old memory of Peter King attempting to bigfoot said young writer while wearing inappropriate footwear.

  • Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Sam Hinkie's Endless And Semi-Sadistic Rebuilding Of The 76ers And Love The Process.

  • March 19, 2014
    Big As Life

    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.

  • October 29, 2013
    I Was Kelly Leak

    Acting out, getting left behind and winding up too big for Little League is no way to go through life. A personal history from the rugged baseball diamonds of Billings, Montana, haunted by the baddest of the Bad News Bears.

  • David Wright is still young and still great, and has a lot of baseball left in his career. This is good news for Mets fans, but Wright's modest, half-goofy greatness already defines his team, in the best possible way.

  • June 14, 2013
    Fo' Fo' Fo' At Thirty

    The Philadelphia 76ers only won one title with Julius Erving and Moses Malone on the team. In retrospect, it was enough. An excerpt from The Classical Magazine Vol. 2: Get Buckets

  • How do teams wind up getting tarred with goofy, meme-ish Defining Things in the way the Mets have been with Bobby Bonilla's LOL Contract? Laziness helps a lot, but that's not quite the whole story.