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Best Loss Ever

A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.

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March 26 2015 11:27 AMThe Death of the BracketmasterA fond farewell to the ink-stained wretch who used to run your NCAA pool.
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March 26 2015 10:29 AMWorst Ref EverThe plight of the college basketball referee.
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March 24 2015 1:43 PMThe HitChuck Bednarik and the myth of the NFL’s most vicious tackle.
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March 20 2015 3:15 PMKing CalYour hate for John Calipari only makes Kentucky love him more.
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March 19 2015 7:03 PMThe Wildcat FaithfulHow to balance religion and basketball in Kentucky.
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March 19 2015 11:43 AMBuffett vs. YahooThe silly legal spat that killed Warren Buffett’s Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.
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March 18 2015 3:56 AMCocktail Chatter: NCAA Tournament EditionHow to fake your way through March Madness.
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March 16 2015 10:54 AMHow to Win Your NCAA PoolAct like a hedge-fund manager and pick Arizona to win it all.
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Feb. 26 2015 7:41 PMGame, Set, and (Fixed) MatchPro tennis has a match-fixing problem in its lower ranks.
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Feb. 17 2015 8:51 PMCurtains UpIs ASU’s bizarre new technique the holy grail of free-throw distraction?
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Feb. 9 2015 12:53 PMTrue BlueDean Smith’s political approach to being a coach is missed now more than ever.
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Feb. 2 2015 5:00 PMThe Seahawks Didn’t Throw Away the Super BowlThe Patriots reached out and grabbed it.
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Feb. 2 2015 5:11 AMWinning UglyThis Super Bowl showcased everything there is to love—and hate—about the NFL.
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Jan. 30 2015 10:45 AMHe Never Touches the BallsTom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. 
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Jan. 29 2015 4:46 PMRule BreakersWhat the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” has in common with the last Patriots championship team.
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March 26 2015 10:53 AMBig DanceThe hottest moves from NCAA coaches and players.
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March 26 2015 10:04 AMAlmost PerfectWhy UNLV’s nearly undefeated team was better than Kentucky.
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March 23 2015 10:24 AMCricket for AmericansA guide to the completely simple, totally not confusing sport.
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March 20 2015 12:29 PMWah? Hoo? Wah?How this UVA professor learned to stop worrying and love college basketball.
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March 19 2015 2:20 PMThe Evolution of the Basketball ShoeFrom Chuck Taylors to $15 kicks.
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March 18 2015 7:24 PMThe Mind-Body ProblemWhy was Chris Borland’s NFL retirement a bigger deal than Patrick Willis’?
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March 17 2015 10:46 AMUpset CityNCAA bracket names are way more boring (but way less sexist) than fantasy sports team names.
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March 13 2015 3:38 PMNo ApologiesSerena Williams’ decision to return to Indian Wells was inspiring, magnanimous, and totally unnecessary.
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Feb. 18 2015 3:57 PMWhat’s the Hardest Shot in Bowling?It’s not the 7-10 split. It’s the “Greek Church.”
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Feb. 12 2015 1:09 PMWizardryHow John Wall became the most entertaining player in basketball.
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Feb. 5 2015 2:46 PMCorner QatarWhat the just-finished Handball World Championship tells us about the 2022 World Cup.
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Feb. 2 2015 3:30 PMTough CallWhy Pete Carroll’s decision to pass was not as stupid as it looked.
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Feb. 1 2015 5:00 PMThe Tweet BowlWhat Twitter’s smartest culture and sports writers are saying about the Super Bowl.
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Jan. 29 2015 9:27 PMAnother Data PointNew England’s incredible ball security is not impossible, but also not meaningless.
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Jan. 27 2015 1:16 PMDear Patriots HatersA message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.

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