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A Better Way Game Of Thrones Could Have Arrived At This Same Point A Better Way Game Of Thrones Could Have Arrived At This Same Point

The very next paragraph contains a description of the events of “The Bells,” the fifth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, which aired last night. If you do not want to know what happened in that episode, stop reading now.

The Vile Celtics Are Dead And I'm So Happy The Vile Celtics Are Dead And I'm So Happy

It was going to be so bad, man.

Disgraced Racist "British" Political PR Doofus From Seattle: I'm A Cowboy Disgraced Racist "British" Political PR Doofus From Seattle: I'm A Cowboy

If you’re familiar with catastrophically incompetent Republican politics and PR doofus Liz Mair at all, first of all I’m so sorry about your brain worms problem. But also, it’s likely you recall her viral Twitter meltdown in January, when she posted an insane, racist gripe about Spanish-speaking people who rudely…

Milwaukee's Bench Broke Boston's Will Milwaukee's Bench Broke Boston's Will

By the latter part of the fourth quarter of last night’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics had all but disbanded on the court. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was rampaging to the rim on virtually every possession; the Celtics had given up on helping each other defensively, leaving Giannis’s…

Kawhi Leonard Is Just Very Frickin' Good Kawhi Leonard Is Just Very Frickin' Good

Look, man. I think the Toronto Raptors are still outright failing at lots of fairly basic manufacturing-a-series-win-type shit. They still have no plan, for example, for creating a steady diet of reasonably high-percentage shots. Or for attacking J.J. Redick, Philadelphia’s best shooter and most vulnerable defender as…

Cersei Lannister Is Smarter Than All These Morons Cersei Lannister Is Smarter Than All These Morons

Cersei was right! That’s the main takeaway from “The Long Night,” the deliriously silly and nonsensical third episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, which aired last night. Not only is Cersei Lannister smarter than everybody else in Westeros, she has definitively proven that you can know all you…

Joe Biden Wants To Be The Donald Trump For White People Who Don't Like Donald Trump Joe Biden Wants To Be The Donald Trump For White People Who Don't Like Donald Trump

Joe Biden’s campaign announcement video—he’s running for president, of course—begins with Charlottesville, Va. It’s a choice, and the construct it reflects is an interesting one. It says a lot.

Let's Catch Up On The State Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe In Time For Avengers: Endgame Let's Catch Up On The State Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe In Time For Avengers: Endgame

Hello friends! As you’re well aware by now, Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters this weekend, finally bringing to a—uh, well, not a close or a conclusion, but uh like some kind of large-scale branding transition for Disney and its Marvel Studios subsidiary, where they will arbitrarily plant a flag and say that a…

The Nets Didn't Have A Plan For J.J. Redick, So He Ripped Them Apart The Nets Didn't Have A Plan For J.J. Redick, So He Ripped Them Apart

Only a few NBA players qualify as “unguardable.” It’s a weird category: Being unguardable isn’t the same thing as being quantitatively better than everybody else. James Harden, the best scorer in the NBA, almost certainly will bust your ass no matter how you play him, but there’s at least a theory for playing defense…

A Good Idea For Multiplayer Video Games A Good Idea For Multiplayer Video Games

Drew wrote in this week’s Funbag about getting waxed by his own dang kid in FIFA 19. In our staff chatroom, I mentioned that the one time my own young son succeeded in beating me in Street Fighter II on the SNES Classic (after roughly 200 tries), I had to ruthlessly blank him in two straight rematches to reassert my,…

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

By now you’ve seen that Notre-Dame de Paris, the historic medieval cathedral in Paris, spent much of Monday being consumed by an uncontrolled inferno. Its stone body, which dates back centuries, appears largely to have survived the conflagration, as did the bulk of the religious relics and art within the cathedral.…

Michael Wilbon Will Not Pardon Golf Reruns Being Interrupted For Tornado Warnings Michael Wilbon Will Not Pardon Golf Reruns Being Interrupted For Tornado Warnings

A system of intense and fast-moving thunderstorms swept across most of the eastern United States on Sunday. In Georgia, the incoming weather forced the fourth and final round of the weekend’s Masters golf tournament to start hours earlier than usual, so that the golfers and spectators could get off the course before…

Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 2 Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 2

Good day to you, hoop-sport friends! It’s time for the second part of our extremely on-time and thorough preview of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Today we’ll discuss the important topics of the first-round series that begin, uh, today: When and where they’re on TV, who’s in ‘em, how they got here, and of course, most…

Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 1 Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 1

Well hello there, casual basketball fan! Welcome back... to the crucible of champions. The NBA playoffs are upon us once again, probably within minutes or possibly even before I actually finish writing this very long (and good) blog. Oh crap!

For His Final Act, Magic Made The Lakers Disappear For His Final Act, Magic Made The Lakers Disappear

Probably the Lakers will recover. They’re the Lakers. Anyway, judging by the vaguely bitchy tweets, he wasn’t actually doing all that much work in the first place, and judging by the results of the past two-plus years, he may not have been very good at it.

There's No Way For Game Of Thrones To Get The Ending It Deserves There's No Way For Game Of Thrones To Get The Ending It Deserves

There seemed to be a point to all that sprawl, for a while. Or at least a theme. Or anyway that is what I told myself!

The Nets Are In The Nets Are In

Coming into the final weekend of the regular season, none of the handful of decidedly un-great teams racing for the Eastern Conference’s last few playoff spots—the Pistons, Magic, Nets, Heat, and Hornets—had a truly easy route to the postseason. They’d all have to beat somebody to get through. The toughest challenge…

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