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  • No player more embodies both the truth and the inherent strangeness of the Three True Outcomes more than Baltimore's biggest-swinging galoot.

  • The Sooners won't figure in this year's College Football Championship fight. That doesn't mean they don't have a lot to offer.

  • In a postseason stacked with dazzling aces, Cleveland's Josh Tomlin doesn't stand out. He doesn't stand out anywhere, really. That's how he does what he does.

  • 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.

  • December 29, 2014
    Z-Bo, Still

    Zach Randolph isn't doing Z-Bo things for the Grizz nearly as often as he used to. It's working really well for all concerned.

  • December 1, 2014
    Jimmy Butler, In Between

    Jimmy Butler is playing like a star, and being used like a Disposable Basketball Unit. How long can this work?

  • October 30, 2014
    Short Season: F7 The Clog

    The last of Robert O'Connell's postseason sketches concerns one of the last and most inevitable outs of the baseball season.

  • In the latest of Robert O'Connell's sketches from baseball's last weeks, we find a weird and suddenly, tenuosly great team getting a great start from a strange place. It's October, you know.

  • The latest of Robert O'Connell's postseason sketches concerns a big swing that wasn't quite big enough, from a player who swings harder than just about any other.

  • The latest installment in Robert O'Connell's October sketchbook concerns John Lackey, October's favorite a-hole.