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Dear Patriots Haters

A message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.

Jan. 26 2015 5:42 PMDropped BallsThe Patriots became nearly fumble-proof after a 2006 rule change backed by Tom Brady.
Jan. 23 2015 6:33 PMEmbrace the HateThe five stages of Patriots fans’ Ballghazi grief.
Jan. 22 2015 5:39 PMLet Them DeflateWhy NFL quarterbacks should get to do whatever they want with their balls.
Jan. 13 2015 9:05 AMOverheard on Chat: “In Urban We Trust”What two Slatesters had to say about last night’s Ohio State upset.
Jan. 9 2015 2:43 PMBuckeye RevivalWhy Urban Meyer’s Ohio State is set to be a perennial title contender.
Jan. 8 2015 6:01 PMMelo DramaDid Carmelo Anthony ruin the Knicks, or did the Knicks ruin him?
Dec. 30 2014 7:08 AMThe Internet’s Favorite ExerciseIs the box jump a worthwhile training technique or just a fancy party trick?
Dec. 21 2014 11:52 PMRonald Reagan Is Kobe BryantThe best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.
Dec. 9 2014 5:51 PMInside the ESPN EmpireAn exit interview with ombudsman Robert Lipsyte.
Dec. 5 2014 6:56 PMJohnny KerrvilleIn the town where he learned to play football, Johnny Manziel is just as polarizing as he is everywhere else.
Nov. 19 2014 3:07 PMBad as They Wanna BeIs the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?
Oct. 30 2014 3:22 PMThe RedemptionHow LeBron James and Cleveland found their way back to each other.
Oct. 30 2014 2:08 AMAlex 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?
Oct. 28 2014 10:51 AMKyrie on My Wayward SonJames of Thrones, Home Oladipo, Ibaka Flocka Flame, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy basketball team names.
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PMKeepaway, on Three. Ready—Break!On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.
Jan. 23 2015 7:19 PMDumb LuckThe New England Patriots’ prevention of fumbles is nearly impossible.
Jan. 23 2015 11:55 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.
Jan. 21 2015 3:58 PMFootball’s JokerWhy Bill Belichick and his antics make the NFL a better place.
Jan. 9 2015 3:47 PMThe Gridiron BoudoirA totally sensual NFL erotic fiction series.
Jan. 8 2015 7:01 PMThey Should Have Known BetterThe Mueller report proves the NFL’s negligent handling of the Ray Rice case, but doesn’t go far enough.
Jan. 5 2015 9:47 AMBooyah PatoisHow Stuart Scott paved the way for a new kind of black voice in sports media.
Dec. 23 2014 11:30 AMCards Without CardboardCan Topps save itself and a beloved hobby with baseball cards that live inside your phone?
Dec. 18 2014 7:13 PMSquash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf!Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.
Dec. 6 2014 7:30 PMIt’s About Ethics in Sports JournalismFlorida State football fans are the new Gamergate.
Nov. 26 2014 1:34 PMTurkey Day in DallasHow the Cowboys ruined Thanksgiving.
Oct. 31 2014 6:32 PMMichigan Fans 1, Dave Brandon 0The resignation of the Wolverines’ villainous athletic director is why we like college sports.
Oct. 30 2014 11:47 AMIntroducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor
A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.
Oct. 29 2014 6:34 PMNBA Stars Aren’t SuperheroesThey break just like the rest of us puny humans.
Oct. 27 2014 5:56 PMThe Iron GiantJust one pitcher in baseball history had a better postseason than Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 playoff run.
Oct. 20 2014 10:23 AMWhere I Was Wrong About the RoyalsI underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.

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