Overheard on Chat: “In Urban We Trust”What two Slatesters had to say about last night’s Ohio State upset.
The Internet’s Favorite ExerciseIs the box jump a worthwhile training technique or just a fancy party trick?
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe BryantThe best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.
Johnny KerrvilleIn the town where he learned to play football, Johnny Manziel is just as polarizing as he is everywhere else.
Bad as They Wanna BeIs the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?
Alex Gordon’s Not-So-Mad DashShould the Royals left fielder have tried to run all the way home to tie Game 7 of the World Series?
Kyrie on My Wayward SonJames of Thrones, Home Oladipo, Ibaka Flocka Flame, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy basketball team names.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break!On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.
They Should Have Known BetterThe Mueller report proves the NFL’s negligent handling of the Ray Rice case, but doesn’t go far enough.
Cards Without CardboardCan Topps save itself and a beloved hobby with baseball cards that live inside your phone?
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf!Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.
Michigan Fans 1, Dave Brandon 0The resignation of the Wolverines’ villainous athletic director is why we like college sports.
The Iron GiantJust one pitcher in baseball history had a better postseason than Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 playoff run.
Where I Was Wrong About the RoyalsI underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.