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Dodie Tries to Forget in “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You)”

Prior to the release of her debut album, Build a Problem (2021), Dodie shared one final snippet for fans to enjoy, “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You).” The artist had... Read more

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Billie Eilish returns to stardom with single “Your Power”

Following her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (2019), Billie Eilish became a household name, winning multiple Grammy Awards and dominating charts. This year, she... Read more

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What Teams Would Make My NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL No-Trade Clauses?

When the Spittin’ Chiclets guys had Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri on their podcast recently, they were joking about the teams Kadri probably had on his modified no-trade clause when... Read more

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“Deja Vu” Proves Olivia Rodrigo’s Songs are Really Just That Great

We’re barely halfway through 2021, but it’s hard to think of the breakout stars of the year without mentioning Olivia Rodrigo. In January, the High School Musical: The Musical: The... Read more

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Fun Hypothetical – What If the MLB and College Baseball Had the Same Agreement as the NFL and College Football?

The NFL’s structures are unparalleled. And the league has created an absolute mammoth spectacle in the NFL Draft. This is because the Draft, and the NFL in general, flows so... Read more

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DC United Falls 1-0 At Home To Orlando City SC

On May 16th DC United (2-0-4, 10th, Eastern Conference) fell 1-0 to Orlando City SC (2-3-0, 2nd, Eastern Conference). The game’s only goal came in the seventh minute, thanks to... Read more

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Beneath the American sports fray, tennis’ Big Three continue to defy logic

What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are still doing—jockeying with each other and only each other for position at the absolute pinnacle of men’s tennis—is unfathomable in 2021.... Read more

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Sam Darnold and a Mini-Rant on How We Value Quarterbacks

There is absolutely no way to overstate the importance of the quarterback to an NFL team’s potential success. This is an uncomfortable, novel reality. I suspect this is because, whatever... Read more

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The Weekly List: Feel free to sue me if every single one of these five The Wilds season two theories is wrong

Spoiler warning: nothing I have listed is confirmed for season two, but all the theories detail major plot points from and information that is uncovered throughout the first season. The... Read more

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The NFL’s Grip on Americans

I’ve been trying to think about explaining the grip the NFL has on America. It’s far and away the most popular sport in the country. The profit generated by every... Read more

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DC United Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak Against Chicago

DC United (2-0-3, 5th, Eastern Conference) saw their three-game losing streak come to an end Thursday night with their 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire (0-1-4, 13th, Eastern Conference). The... Read more

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As Jordan Introduces Kobe into the Hall of Fame, a Look Back at the Speech We Agreed To Forget

Michael Jordan will be introducing Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame this afternoon. Fitting, right? The man who has been tragically immortalized too young receiving a few words... Read more

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How Did You Decide Who To Root For in the Final Four?

I am a ferocious fan of underdogs. If there is a Vegas moneyline on a game that gives the favorite implied odds of better than, say, 70% to win, I’ll... Read more

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The Weekly List: Ten animal pairs I’d rather watch fight than Godzilla and Kong

I’ll be honest; I know nothing about Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). I have not seen the film and I do not plan to. I have not seen any previous Godzilla... Read more

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QUIZ: Are you a man, or are you a muppet?

You reflect on your reflection, and you ask yourself *the* question: What’s the right direction to go?  It’s an age old question. An eternal quest for identity. The universal struggle... Read more

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The Weekly List: We Ranked 10 Toms

Everyone always talks about the Hollywood Chris Industrial Complex, the members of which include the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Chris Pine. But what about the Toms? There... Read more

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If You Were a Pro Sports Owner, Would You Meddle?

I’m pretty sure I would. I wouldn’t go full Jerry Jones and anoint myself the czar of all personnel decisions, but I would tell my general manager: “Hey, before you... Read more

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Is Baseball In a Good Place?

Here are some top-of-mind examples to answer in either direction: Baseball is in a good place – The small-market Padres are making an electric bet on the here and now,... Read more

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The Gossip Girl Reboot: Will it be Re-loved?

I have watched 423 hours of Gossip Girl. Hypnotized by the sky-high penthouses and unbelievable scandals, I’ve replayed all six seasons five times, memorizing the lead characters’ every impulse and... Read more

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On the Niners Trade to #3 and If They’ll Take Mac Jones

Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the San Francisco 49ers decision makers, have completely flummoxed me with their titanic trade to move from No. 12 to No. 3 in the upcoming... Read more