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All It Takes To Make A 49ers Game Fun Is A $12,500-A-Year Field-Level Leather Recliner All It Takes To Make A 49ers Game Fun Is A $12,500-A-Year Field-Level Leather Recliner

A floor seat at a basketball game has a powerful cultural weight. It helps that it’s the best and most exciting way to watch a basketball game, but it’s appeal goes beyond that. Those seats are where celebrities and investors go to see the game and be seen watching that game—a badge of wealth and prominence that’s…

This Children's Book Is Messed Up: Caps For Sale This Children's Book Is Messed Up: Caps For Sale

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business is a children’s classic that was published in 1940. Written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina, it’s an adaptation of a folk tale about monkeys stealing hats, because humanity’s entertainment situation was DIRE before streaming video.

Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops

On July 24, NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that Kevin Love had signed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. As is often the case, Wojnarowski was the first person on Twitter to report the news. But in the wider realm of the NBA internet, Wojnarowski’s tweet was stale. The week before, someone on…

The NWSL's Sky Blue FC Is Falling Apart, On The Field And Off The NWSL's Sky Blue FC Is Falling Apart, On The Field And Off

Sky Blue FC is the longest operating women’s professional soccer club in the United States. It has survived the collapse of Women’s Professional Soccer, the predecessor to the National Women’s Soccer League, and made it through some tumultuous recent years in the NWSL, too. But six seasons into the team’s NWSL stint,…

This Children's Book Is Messed Up: The Story Of Babar

The Babar I remember from childhood was a jolly elephant who goes on adventures. Somehow that’s all I took with me into adulthood from early readings of The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff (and his wife Cécile, who first told their children the story at bedtime), a children’s classic that spurred an immensely…

The Sherpa Of New York The Sherpa Of New York

“This was the original price,” Serap Jangbu Sherpa assured them as he pulled down a waterproof jacket from the rafters, “but now you get 35 percent discount.”

Why Co-Ed Sports Leagues Are Never Really Co-Ed Why Co-Ed Sports Leagues Are Never Really Co-Ed

Sometimes sexism operates in such subtle ways that the experience leaves me wondering whether sexism even occurred at all. When a stranger grabs my ass, sure, I know what’s wrong with that situation. But my experience on my co-ed soccer team never felt like an obvious assault on my personhood. Instead, I gradually…

My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Iris Clawson, who turns 85 this year, loves at least three things in life: puzzles, westerns, and the National Basketball Association. “Every night I turn on the TV to see if there are any games,” she says, and during the regular season she watches five or six a week.

Brooke Shields's Sweetness Was Matched Only By Her Denial Brooke Shields's Sweetness Was Matched Only By Her Denial

Originally published as “Brooke on the Brink” in the October, 1990 issue of New York Woman, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

Bachelorette Contestant And Former NFLer Colton Underwood Eats Conch, Reveals He's A Virgin

Team, you may be wondering: What kind of coach is leading us? Why would she go radio silent for weeks on end? Well, I’m a firm believer in being quiet until it’s worth being heard, and this week it was time to whip out the bullhorn. Colton, former NFL player and founder of the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation, is…

Fox's John Strong Is America's Voice For An America-Free World Cup Fox's John Strong Is America's Voice For An America-Free World Cup

John Strong was eating at Jake’s Famous Crawfish, a Portland, Oregon institution since 1892, when Portland Timbers President of Business Mike Golub offered him his dream job. Strong, who was 25 years old at the time, jumped at the chance to become the voice of his hometown soccer team as it moved up into Major League…

Daniel Cormier Has Waited So Long To Be King Daniel Cormier Has Waited So Long To Be King

When the fight was over, in the short lull before the selling of the next fight began, Daniel Cormier was alone in the center of the canvas with his eyes closed. His arms were raised, holding his own head, and he was beaming. Bruce Buffer was bellowing his name. A beat later during an interview, grinning and…

The Fight For Peace Has Never Been Easy

This piece is part of a recurring series that aims to be a complete guide to the laws of war. You can read previous entries here.

Everything You Need To Know About Penalty Shootouts, Including, Just Maybe, How To Win Everything You Need To Know About Penalty Shootouts, Including, Just Maybe, How To Win

Let’s start in the nightmare parallel universe in which the rules of the NBA dictate that, after J.R. Smith outmuscles Kevin Durant for the rebound and dribbles out the clock in a tie game, the starting fives for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors each shoot a single free throw, tallying up their makes…

The Egyptian Football Association Turned Mo Salah's World Cup Into An Embarrassing Disaster The Egyptian Football Association Turned Mo Salah's World Cup Into An Embarrassing Disaster

Ahead of Egypt’s final match, against Saudi Arabia, at the 2018 World Cup, reports began to emerge that star player Mohamed Salah planned to retire from the Egyptian national team following the quadrennial tournament.

A Guide To Getting Properly Intoxicated In The Wilderness A Guide To Getting Properly Intoxicated In The Wilderness

Absolutely nothing beats soaking in the great outdoors, except maybe the satisfaction of enjoying a few brews or cocktails around the campfire with your friends. Whether you’ve spent the day hiking, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, or whatever, putting a few back and maybe even getting a little faded with a…

Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man

Originally published as “The Long, Slow Fall of a Gridiron God” in the December, 1988 issue of GQ, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

What I Found At The Bottom Of My Father's Huge Collection Of Baseball Stuff What I Found At The Bottom Of My Father's Huge Collection Of Baseball Stuff

“Did he still have The Brooks Room?” one of my dad’s old friends asked me at his wake last July. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard the question that day. The Brooks Room was what his friends called the small basement room in Queens where he kept his collection of baseball cards, programs, figures, pins, bobblehead…

Court Records: WWE Doctor Who Sued CM Punk Had Sexual Relationship With Wrestler Patient Court Records: WWE Doctor Who Sued CM Punk Had Sexual Relationship With Wrestler Patient

Last week, the biggest story in pro wrestling was the civil trial victory of CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) and Colt Cabana (real name Scott Colton) over WWE ringside physician Dr. Chris Amann, who was suing them for defamation. When Punk left WWE in 2014, he aired all of his grievances, especially the medical ones, …

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