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  1. the replacements
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    How Desperate Are Sports Leagues Right Now? This Desperate.You know it’s bad when we’ve reached the “playing in a biodome” phase of discussion.
  3. the replacements
    Missing the Live-Action Mulan? Try These 5 MoviesTangled, Wonder Woman, and more.
  4. now streaming
    20 Disney+ Movies Worth RevisitingDeep cuts and vintage gems from the kid-friendly streaming service.
  5. games
    How Screwed Is Your Favorite Sport’s Season?A survey of the damage coronavirus has wrought among the NFL (fine so far), NBA (up in the air), and other major leagues.
  6. the replacements
    Missing A Quiet Place 2? Try These 5 MoviesPanic Room, Don’t Breathe, and more.
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    The One Sports League Reckless Enough to (Maybe) Keep GoingIn the midst of a complete athletic blackout, it makes sense that the UFC would be taking its cues from President Trump.
  8. vulture lists
    The 50 Greatest Sports Movies of All TimeBoxing epics, baseball weepies, golf comedies, and beyond.
  9. games
    Sports Are Usually a Great Escape. Not This Time.Their meaninglessness — the reason they’re so important in moments of crisis — is precisely why they have to be shut down.
  10. games
    The American Sports World Is Dragging Its Feet on CoronavirusAs the rest of society reckons with sweeping changes brought on by the disease, the NBA and other leagues are doing very little.
  11. vulture lists
    All 22 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom Toy Story to Cars 3, and everything in between.
  12. games
    The Mascot Wars Will Never EndFights over Chief Wahoo and his derogatory brethren are just another front on the cultural battlefield.
  13. games
    What the Story of the Vermont Reds Tells Us About Bernie SandersThe way the minor-league baseball team came to Burlington is the candidate’s career in miniature. So is the way they left.
  14. vulture lists
    Every Harrison Ford Movie, RankedWe evaluate everything from American Graffiti to Indiana Jones.
  15. games
    The Astros Cheating Scandal Has Only Gotten NuttierEverything we’ve learned about the story that is consuming — and revitalizing — Major League Baseball.
  16. vulture lists
    Every Jim Carrey Movie, RankedA closer look at the actor’s fascinatingly diverse body of work.
  17. vulture lists
    Every Will Ferrell Movie, RankedWhich film best captures the Will Ferrell Experience?
  18. games
    Pete Rose’s Plea to Be Unbanned From Baseball Is Right From the Trump PlaybookThe legendary hitter (and gambler) admits no fault while harkening back to the sport’s bygone golden age. It just might work.
  19. vulture lists
    Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked92 years into the Academy Awards, which movies stand above the rest?
  20. vulture lists
    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to the new Birds of Prey, which films stand above the rest?
  21. super bowl
    The Super Bowl Showed That the NFL Is Back on TopOn a night when everything went right for the league, its recent turbulent history seemed like a long time ago.
  22. vulture lists
    The 25 Best Movies About GamblingFrom Uncut Gems to California Split, many of our favorite films revolve around big bets.
  23. true crime
    Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez Doesn’t Have the AnswersBy floating reckless theories about the ex-NFL player and murderer, Netflix’s true-crime series veers toward the irresponsible.
  24. kobe bryant
    Kobe Bryant Was Just Getting StartedThe NBA legend, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, was a longtime fixture of American culture. But he had a whole life left to live.
  25. games
    A Baseball Expert’s Guide to the Nutty MLB Cheating ScandalThe story dominating the major leagues has now moved into the realm of conspiracy theory — and remains highly enjoyable.
  26. games
    The College Football Championship Was All About the Crowd — and TrumpIn 2020, everything eventually turns into a political rally.
  27. games
    The End of an Era in College BasketballNCAA basketball used to be a place where fans could see future NBA stars. No longer.
  28. vulture lists
    Every Meryl Streep Movie Performance, RankedFrom Sophie’s Choice to Little Women, we take a closer look at the acting legend’s career.
  29. vulture lists
    Every Charlize Theron Movie Performance, RankedWith Bombshell hitting theaters, we take a look back at Theron’s filmography.
  30. games
    10 Bold Sports Predictions for the 2020sGames played with no fans? Congressman Kaepernick? A fearless attempt to forecast the decade ahead.
  31. games
    The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of the DecadeFrom the rise of athlete autonomy to the end of a very long baseball curse.
  32. vulture lists
    Every Scarlett Johansson Movie Performance, RankedWith Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit gaining awards buzz, we look back at Johansson’s best (and worst) work.
  33. games
    The Sports Scolds Are WinningElijah Moore’s peeing-dog touchdown celebration was a fun, funny moment — not a threat to our children.
  34. vulture lists
    Every Martin Scorsese Movie, RankedAs The Irishman hits Netflix, we look back at the director’s highs and lows.
  35. vulture lists
    Every Tom Hanks Movie, RankedHe might only play a certain number of notes, but he always manages to make them sound unique.
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    Finally, a Fun Baseball ScandalThank God for the Houston Astros and their ridiculous trash-can scheme.
  37. vulture lists
    Every Matt Damon Movie, RankedFor nearly three decades, moviegoers have been rooting for Matt Damon. We take a closer look at the actor’s career.
  38. games
    The Ugly Efficiency of Modern SportsTeams are smarter than ever, but it hasn’t made sports more fun to watch. Is there a way out?
  39. the race to animate
    How Don Hertzfeldt Survives as an Indie AnimatorThe End of the World author talks watching his own back, turning down studio work, and whether or not we’re all doomed.
  40. vulture lists
    Every Woody Harrelson Movie Performance, RankedFrom Midway to White Men Can’t Jump.
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    Every Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Performance, RankedWith a new Terminator movie in theaters, it’s time to take stock of the movie star’s unexpected career.
  42. games
    What Will Become of Deadspin’s Corpse?The founder of the dearly departed website sees a few possibilities.
  43. vulture lists
    Every Edward Norton Movie Performance, RankedAssessing the actor’s broad résumé, from neo-Nazis to the Hulk.
  44. games
    The Wisdom of the CrowdBooing the president probably won’t help. But hey, it can’t hurt, either!
  45. games
    How the World Got Too Crowded for the World SeriesThe crowning event of America’s Pastime is now just another thing on TV. But there may be another way forward.
  46. games
    LeBron Turns Out to Be Just Another EmployeeThe NBA star’s response to the China controversy demonstrates his limits.
  47. vulture lists
    Every Will Smith Movie, RankedHow does Gemini Man stack up against against the rest?
  48. games
    The NBA’s China Posture Is Indefensible. It’s Also Inevitable.Because the league’s players are all in business there, a backlash to the backlash isn’t going to happen, either.
  49. games
    The Postseason Is Sleepless Season for Baseball DiehardsThere’s a simple logic driving the late start times and low TV ratings.
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    The Thrill of DefeatIt’s impossible to keep sports fans happy, but maybe that’s not the point.
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