Just in case his lawyer hasn't done a very good job of reading the fine print.
Why college recruiters are more successful than NFL scouts at finding gridiron talent.—BK
I didn't have a losing week last week, folks! Everything's coming up Mulder!
A beautiful idea executed to comic perfection. I'm jealous. (Ignore the early formatting problems, they go away.)—BK
A brief and pleasant Q&A with Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock.—JS
Laying out the Hall of Fame case for Mike Mussina in sabermetric style.—BK
Where the lesson is: never trust ABC.
Corporate innovation in the time before history. Fear not: no real bears are involved.—JS
An update on the Netflix Prize, the puzzles of computerized recommendation, and the ongoing scourge of Napoleon Dynamite.—JS
Sure, it sounds a little farfetched. But he admits right up front that it isn't foolproof.—JS
One day I will run for president on the platform that Planes, Trains and Automobiles should be mandatory Thanksgiving viewing for all. And I will win in a landslide.—BK
In a nod to the upcoming release of Valkyrie, a thought-provoking review of previous fictional attempts to rid the world of an evil man.—BK
Richard Lawson attempts to get to the bottom of the success of the pop culture phenomenon that is Twilight. The verdict: pretty much what I would have thought.—JM
Michael Ian Black is nothing short of a national treasure.—JM
For those of you thinking of applying for the position in the future.
Included herein: several paragraphs of boring commentary about NFL officiating, followed by 32 Zooperstars. What are Zooperstars, you ask? Well, you're in for a treat...
A terrific Q&A session that will make you miss them all over again.—BK
A farewell homage to the boys over at firejoemorgan.com.
As we prepare to bid "The Shield" a fond farewell next Tuesday, at last it assumes its rightful place at the top of the television heap.
The word is that Deep Vote is a playful figment of Ebert's imagination, which only makes this better.—JS
In a train car on a dark night in Sydney, I find out all I will ever need to know about Adelaide. I'm dying to visit someday.
Parker talks about the South Park movie that almost was, and the end of the TV series (though not before 2011, at least).—BK
An involved and fascinating look at the history of suck.com, another in the Internet's history of excellent and now-defunct sites.—JS
It appears we're not exactly pulling in the cream of the crop when it comes to ad buys.
A panel of 179 musicians, journalists, record execs and others produces a massive document. You can argue over the choices, but you can't deny that this is a fine piece of listmaking.—BK
I realize I run the risk of making this site look like a clearinghouse of Lebowski information. There are worse things.—JS
A look at some recent books on the scourge of "overparenting," with fresh insights and many questions worth pondering.—JS
Highlighting the one moment of cultural relevancy in the history of The Lone Gunmen.—BK
Chronicling the history of dumb, arbitrary Academy Award rules (are there any other kind?) that have bitten people in the ass, a list that apparently now includes the score for The Dark Knight.—BK
Is there such a thing as genius? Gladwell contends success is really a matter of hours and hours of hard work. The analysis is fascinating.—JS
President-elect Obama is as addicted to his BlackBerry as any of us. Will President Obama be able to live without it?—JM
Technically, they ranked her as the #2 Entertainer of the Year (behind Robert Downey, Jr.). But the point remains: she's pretty awesome.—BK
Because making the team better doesn't really seem to be an option.
This is the week. I can feel it, guys; my picks are good. My picks are solid. This is the week.
A gesture of friendship takes an unexpected turn.
Remembering the former MLB pitcher and Indians radio broadcaster with just the right mix of lighthearted sentimentality.—BK
Part one of a two-day mailbag extravaganza from Simmons. Part two comes tomorrow.—JM
Interesting article about Obama's passion for the game, and what it might say about how he'll lead.—JM
There's definitely a movie in here. Get Will Ferrell on the phone, somebody!—JM
Do you realize that the Vikings are tied for first place? Yes, those Vikings. The ones who stink. I know, I can't believe it either. Read about this and other NFL developments the one and only Peter King.—JM
Harris reasons, with typical insight and aplomb, why a Batman movie might as well be a Best Picture contender.—JS
Though it would have been more entertaining if they had.
Joe said it more succinctly: The Daily Show is very likely to survive Obama's presidency. But in case you're curious why it will, read on.
I pretty much mailed it in this week, folks. I'm not going to lie.
In an off week for yours truly, please to enjoy a real NFL column.—JM
The classic list, now with 10% less hate-filled swearing!
The author of "Positively Fifth Street" writes about his 2008 World Series of Poker experience.—JM
Seeing Dan Kois's byline in the previous link, I was reminded of a story he put in an old TWoP recap. It's really short, but, you can pair it with the "Daily Show" piece, and you'll have a nice read. Follow this link, and read the last two paragraphs.—JM
Most UniWatch columns rely almost completely on clicking on links. This one, mostly an interview with the designer of the MLB logo, does not, making it ideal for our purposes.—JM
Bill Simmons doesn't foresee greatness for Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, but hopes he's wrong.—JM
A study finds that conservatives may enjoy humor more than liberals. I don't think that's very funny... d'oh!—BK
In defense of an embarrassing buffoon.
Lengthy profile of Baseball Prospectus stat-cruncher Nate Silver, who's analyzing political polls on the side at FiveThirtyEight.com to see if he can predict the election.—JS
Ranking the Wild Card Era MLB postseasons. The scoring system is more than a little arbitrary, but it's still a fun concept.—BK
You'll have to forgive me, I'm late to the party on all the 10th anniversary hoopla that went down in September.—BK
How The Big Lebowski became the most worshipped comedy of its generation.—BK
Charting the many parallels between the Santos/Vinick race and the Obama/McCain race. Somewhere John Wells's ego is firing pistols in the air.—BK