How Wrestling Explains …. Nature Documentaries
The more fabulist side of nature documentaries has largely faded, but there’s still a lot more pathos — and professional wrestling parallels — to them then you may have realized.
Classical Bracket Buddies Year 7: Rise From Your Grave
What is not dead can never die. In this case “not dead” refers both to the broader Classical enterprise and being wrong as hell about college basketball in a gently competitive setting.
Out of the Blue(line): Dispatches on an NHL Season—The Atlantic Division
The NHL’s regular season is over and some team is only fifteen wins away from Lord Stanley’s Cup. Where does the Atlantic Division go from here?
Out of the Blue(line): Dispatches on an NHL Season—The Central Division
Here on the brink of the playoffs for some teams and on the slide to the offseason for others, who are the unsung heroes of the Central?
Classical Bracket Buddies Year Six: Deeper Into Error
If you never give up, you’ll still never figure it out. But consider the alternative, right?
Out of the Blue(line): Dispatches on an NHL Season—The Pacific Division
As the NHL approaches the trade deadline, who are the difference-makers in the Pacific Division?
Rudy, A Sports Story And A Christmas Legend
Do you recall the famous reindeer of all? Probably, but the whole story—from his prep years through his recruitment and pro career—is most likely not what you remember.
Ball Don’t Lie: Ben Simmons And The Three-From-The-Deep-Swamp Curse
The chilling annual tradition continues, with an encounter down under that might well change the course of the NBA.
Ball Don’t Lie: Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Teen Wolves
Illustration by Griffen Eckstein. The full moon is high over the Greek island of Mykonos, gorged white light spilling down across the calm Aegean Sea.
Shortly into his title fight against the most dominant champion in the history of the UFC, Henry Cejudo rolled his ankle. This was not any
One vs. All of It
Summertime, and managers turn their televisions from CNN to Fox Sports 1 while interns crowd around a few monitors, cursing five-second delays. A supervisor keeps