The Minnesota Football Boycott Sounded Like a Social Justice Protest. It Wasn’t.“Justice.” “Awareness.” “Due process.” Players co-opted the language of the recent jock awakening to push a reactionary message.
It Will Never Be This Good AgainA Red Sox fan on what it’s like to win the World Series after a very, very, very long championship drought.
Aroldis Chapman and the Cost of Risk AversionHow Joe Maddon’s fear of losing Game 6 could cost the Cubs in Game 7.
Tolstoy Was Still Alive. Jessica Tandy Hadn’t Been Born.The state of the world in 1908, the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
Mickey Mantle Is Alive, and He Plays in AnaheimSo why is Mike Trout less famous than Jimmy Garoppolo?
José Fernández Was the Future of BaseballThe Marlins’ exuberant, Cuban-born pitcher changed what it means to play the game the right way.
A More Convenient SeasonIt’s absurd for Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney to invoke Martin Luther King Jr. to scold the NFL’s anthem protesters.
You Have Permission to Get Excited About Christian PulisicForget cautious optimism. It’s now OK to fall in love with American soccer’s new 17-year-old star.
Heel in ChiefNo wonder Trump wants a WWE magnate in his administration. He and pro wrestling go way back.
“When They Won, I Cried Because of Her”At a makeshift memorial, Chicago Cubs fans remember loved ones who never got to see their team win the World Series.
A Better Marathon Time CalculatorTwo years ago, we introduced our marathon calculator. Now, it’s gotten an update.
Why Chief Wahoo Is Still GrinningProtests against the Cleveland Indians’ racist, red-faced caricature never work. They just make its supporters stronger.
The Curse BreakerFirst, Theo Epstein saved the Red Sox. Now he’s rescuing the Cubs. Here’s his secret.
Forecasting the 2016 New England PatriotsWill this year’s Belichick and Brady squad be excellent or merely really, really good?