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  • December 12, 2014
    Quitting Football

    After a mostly failed year-long quest to quit the game, it seems worth trying to figure out how and why football's hold is so powerful.

  • September 8, 2014
    Gael Monfils Is Gael Monfils

    Gael Monfils was a point away from beating Roger Federer and making it to the US Open semifinals. That match didn't work out the way he -- and his cult following among fans of beautiful and extremely weird tennis -- might have wanted. But as with everything else Monfils related, it worked out in the most Monfils-ian way possible.

  • April 15, 2014
    Consider The Blue Devil

    Because they're so oversold, and so often so successful, everyone feels a little too much love or a little too much hate for Duke basketball. This makes it difficult to remember what suddenly appears clearer after March Madness subsides: that the Blue Devils, before they're a brand or a metaphor or anything else, are just a college basketball team.

  • Roger Federer's best tennis may indeed be behind him. But people have been saying that about him for years, and he has just continued to be Roger Federer. Whatever's ahead for him still demands watching.

  • January 2, 2014
    Black Monday Is Forever The Clog

    Every year, the first Monday after the last Sunday of the NFL regular season leads to a mass sacking of coaches. This year was no different, mostly because the NFL has a difficult time imagining how or why it should be.

  • When the Nationals signed him to a nine-figure contract in 2010, Jayson Werth was just a highly questionable free agent signing. In 2013, Werth and his deal seem to represent the weird, wholesale stalemate of what should by rights be one of baseball's better teams.

  • June 24, 2013
    Dynasty In Motion

    LeBron James and the Heat are great enough to win multiple NBA Championships. But greatness isn't the most important thing, and it will take more than that to continue dominating a rapidly changing game.