If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. (Read that one before this one.) (Unless you only want to see the top-seven most compelling teams in the NFL playoffs, and not the other teams. In that case, just continue below.)
Regular season record: 7–9
Super Bowl odds: +8,000 (80/1)
First-round opponent: home vs. Buccaneers
If you know anything about the Washington Washingtons, you probably think this is either way too high or a bit too low to rank them.
The “too high” argument is very simple: This is a below-average football team! It doesn’t belong anywhere near the…
(Note: Part 2 of this series can be found here.)
Somehow, the NFL playoffs are upon us. Despite questionable protocols and decisions not to postpone games throughout the season, the league didn’t shut down due to COVID-19. The NFL is heading into its first-ever 14-team postseason. Each conference has added one playoff team, expanding from six to seven per conference, which means only the top seed on each side will get the much-coveted bye on Wildcard Weekend.
If you’re not from a city with an NFL team and you have no ties to a particular franchise or player, or even…
When the Brooklyn Nets began the NBA’s restart with a loss to the Orlando Magic in which they gave up 128 points, it seemed like Brooklyn’s season was a foregone conclusion. The Nets, after all, were a shell of their projected roster, with at least three regular starters and half of their rotation missing the NBA’s bubble playoffs due to injuries or COVID-19 concerns.
Since then, though, the Nets have been surprisingly frisky. They won five of their next six games, including two over championship contenders, the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers. (The win over the Bucks, who were 19-point…
With the Boston Celtics’ dominant win over the Toronto Raptors last night, it seems inevitable that the two will land in the 2nd and 3rd spots in the Eastern Conference, priming them to meet up for a second-round series.
Since becoming the leading scorer and top offensive option for the Raptors this season, Pascal Siakam has been phenomenal, averaging 23.1 points and 3.5 assists per game — both career-highs — without tanking his efficiency.
Before Friday night, Siakam had only played in one of the Raptors’ prior three games against the Celtics this season. That was on Oct. 25, the…
For the past few months, revisiting old basketball games has been a common occurrence.
On March 11, the NBA suspended its season. The following day, the NCAA cancelled both the men’s and women’s 2020 tournaments. A few weeks later, the WNBA announced that the start of its season would be postponed.
The NBA, WNBA and CEBL (Canada!) will all either begin or resume their seasons in the final week of July. In the meantime, though, the only televised basketball in North America is The Basketball Tournament. …
The first episode of Season 6 of The Office is one of the show’s most iconic ones. You might know it as the parkour episode because of the cold open, but as the title of the episode — “Gossip” — suggests, its main focus is on office gossip, something that’s probably familiar to most viewers.
Michael Scott, in his never-ending quest to fit in with his subordinates, overhears gossip about two of the office’s summer interns, and immediately feels left out that he was the last to know. …
This past December, I was eating lunch with some of my friends at the Eaton Centre food court in downtown Toronto, right across from Ryerson University’s campus. We got to talking about the Raptors.
At one point, I was getting a little worked up while talking about how Fred VanVleet needs to play more off the ball as a spot-up shooter, and at some point, the word “trash” may have been used lightly to describe VanVleet’s play with the ball in his hands.
A middle-aged white guy at the table next to us jumped in. “Hey, VanVleet’s really good,” he…
Nearly seven years ago, Sprint released a commercial featuring Kevin Durant. In it, Durant scoffs at how we chose to download the game Doodle Jump instead of watching his game-winning shot, which is why we should switch to Sprint for an unlimited data plan, so that we can do both.
“Doodle Jump? Man, that’s messed up,” Durant proclaimed.
The commercial is, for lack of a better word, adorable. Durant is charming and funny in it.
Durant was 23 years old when the commercial was released. At the time, he was almost universally…
In December 2010, the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother aired an episode titled “The Mermaid Theory.” It centered around an idea called – you guessed it – The Mermaid Theory, created by one of the show’s main characters, Barney Stinson.
No, we’re not talking about The Little Mermaid or the creepy mermaids from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Allow Barney to explain.
The premise behind the theory, as Barney says, is that sailors stuck at sea would long for female companionship. …
“Klay, corner three — 60! 60 for Klay Thompson!” cried Tim Roye, the Golden State Warriors’ play-by-play announcer, as the team’s shooting guard eclipsed the scoring mark before the end of the third quarter in a December game against the Indiana Pacers.
After watching the Washington State product put on a show, no one would ever have expected Thompson’s NBA All-Star status to be in doubt a month later.
Now? It’s in doubt.
60 points? On 33 shot attempts? In just 29 minutes? On a team with three other sure-fire All-Stars, including the past two MVP winners? It was unthinkable…