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    Could O.J. Really Be This…Boring?His Twitter is a mind-numbing, delusional void.
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    All 21 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom Toy Story to Cars 3.
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    The NBA Finals Moment That Is Modern Pro Sports in MicrocosmWhy arenas and stadiums just aren’t designed for the average fan anymore.
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    The Women’s World Cup and the Future of American SportsThe last American triumph in the Women’s World Cup felt like the birth of a new era in women’s sports. Another win could lead to the era’s maturation.
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    All 12 X-Men Movies, RankedFeaturing Deadpool, Wolverine, Dark Phoenix, and so many blue people.
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    Why You Should Cheer for the Warriors in the NBA FinalsAnd why, even if you don’t, you’ll end up lying and saying you did.
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    Abolish the DraftSports drafts aren’t fair to players, and they don’t even work on their own terms. We should just get rid of them.
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    Every Will Smith Movie, RankedSorting out the movie star’s highs, lows, and Aladdins.
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    Every Keanu Reeves Movie Performance, RankedFrom Ted to Neo, and everything in between.
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    Stephen A. Smith and the Lure of LosingThe Knicks’ strategy worked better than statistics predicted. So why does it feel like it failed?
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    There Is No Sports Without PoliticsSinclair, a conservative local news broadcaster, will not have to change much about itself when it expands into sports.
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    Every Charlize Theron Performance, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom Aeon Flux to Atomic Blonde and beyond.
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    The Quest for Perfection Is Ruining SportsIn the fiercely contested Warriors-Rockets series, both teams think they’re getting screwed by the refs. They’re missing the point.
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    The Confederate Monuments Culture War Comes to New YorkThe Yankees are having an easy reckoning over Kate Smith. But what happens when they have to confront the legacy of a real icon?
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    Tiger Woods Just Gave Us the Feel-Good Sports Story of the CenturyBut why do we care so much?
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    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to Zack Snyder’s reign, which films stand above the rest?
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    A Championship Game Only College-Basketball Fans Could LoveBut, for us, what a game.
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    Every Stephen King Movie, Ranked From Worst to BestAs Pet Sematary hits theaters, we rank all of the horror master’s film adaptations.
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    The Era of the Old Athlete Is OverWhen did every sport become obsessed with youth?
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    Why the MLB Off-season Explains Our Response to the Mueller InvestigationWe see the trees, but not the forest; we see so many atoms that we barely react when the bomb hits.
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    Every Tim Burton Movie, RankedTaking stock of the director’s career, from eccentric hits to big-budget misfires.
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    Hardly Anyone Knows Mike Trout, the Greatest Baseball Player of All TimeOur generation’s Mickey Mantle is going to play his whole career in total obscurity.
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    The Varsity Blues Scam Shows Paying Athletes Is Cheaper Than Bribing CoachesWhat’s surprising about the college admissions scandal is the going price for college admissions.
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    Baseball’s New Rock N’ Jock EraHow much should a sport try to change?
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    Losing Ain’t What It Used to BeIn sports, losing is as natural and inevitable as time or death. Everyone loses, eventually. But the way our culture treats our losers has changed.
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    Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked91 years into the Academy Awards, which movies stand above the rest?
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    The Bucks Are the NBA’s Most Compelling (On-Court) DramaThe NBA is a soap opera off the court. But if you want some on-court fireworks, look to Milwaukee.
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    Every Steven Soderbergh Movie, Ranked From Worst to BestStudying Soderbergh, from Solaris to Schizopolis.
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    Lessons From a Very, Very Bad Super BowlIt was the first time I’d ever experienced FOMO while being at the Super Bowl.
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    Good-bye, Kristaps Porzingis, I’ll Miss YouThe Knick I unconditionally loved the most, and for the longest.
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    The 50 Best Sports Movies of All TimeBoxing epics, baseball weepies, golf comedies, and beyond.
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    Was the NFL’s Success This Season Just a ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?After years of trouble, football got popular again in 2018. Why?
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    The Most Radical Sports Film I’ve Ever SeenSteven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird takes aim at the whole system.
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    The Most Radical Sports Film I’ve Ever SeenSteven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird takes aim at the whole system.
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    Every M. Night Shyamalan Movie, RankedMaking sense of the director’s tricky career.
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    If You Could Play Any Sport, Which One Should You Choose?(I don’t think it’s football or baseball.)
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    College Football Players Are Going to Start Quitting Bowl GamesMaybe even on college football altogether. The only question is how soon.
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    Every Will Ferrell Movie, Ranked From Worst to BestWhich movie best captures the Will Ferrell Experience?
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    Every Robert Zemeckis Movie, RankedFrom uncanny valleys to hoverboards.
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    Why Tom Brady’s Decline Sucks Even for Tom Brady HatersAll of a sudden, we can’t even hate the guy guiltlessly.
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    It’s Good That MLS Has Finally Accepted That It’s a Second-Tier Soccer LeagueWhy did it take so long?
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    The NFL’s Real Problem Isn’t Kareem Hunt. It’s Roger Goodell.The NFL’s incompetence and apathy in responding to domestic violence makes it seem like the league is awash in abusers. It isn’t.
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    The Weird Dwight Howard Saga Shows the NBA Still Has a Problem With the ClosetLike other major men’s sports, the NBA still has no openly gay players.
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    How Did Everything Go So Wrong for Carmelo Anthony?The short answer: The NBA he was made for doesn’t exist anymore.
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    The 20 Best Movies About American PresidentsWatch them after you vote.
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    There Is a Professional Wrestling Angle to the Murder of Jamal KhashoggiThe WWE is forging ahead with its plan for a major event in Saudi Arabia this Friday.
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    College Basketball Is on Trial, But Its Victims Are the Ones Being ProsecutedEven federal prosecutors have a hard time explaining why they’re doing the NCAA’s dirty work.
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    The NBA Now Feels Like the Future, and the NFL the PastBut it was not, at all, destined to work out that way. How one decision by then-newbie commissioner Adam Silver changed the course of sports history.
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    What Happens When the World’s Most Famous Athlete Is Accused of Rape?Five divergent scenarios are possible for Cristiano Ronaldo — and each means something very different for the future of sports in the age of #MeToo.
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    Along With Everything Else, Brett Kavanaugh Is an Obnoxious JockWatching the hearings felt like listening to a post-game press conference.
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