In Part 2, we examine teams No. 7 through 1, counting down from the least to the most fun and compelling team to root for.

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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.)

7. Washington Football Team

Regular season record: 7–9


In the first half of this exercise, we examine teams No. 14 through 8, counting down from the least to the most fun and compelling team to root for.

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(Note: Part 2 of this series can be found here.)


And how Toronto can make it a short series.

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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.


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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.


Let’s highlight the greatest moments and ask some impossible questions about the basketball scenes from the iconic Season 1 episode, “Courting Disaster.”

Will Smith (#14, left), glares at his cousin Carlton Banks (#25, right) after Carlton’s infamous last-second blunder.

For the past few months, revisiting old basketball games has been a common occurrence.


There are 10 false rumours in the episode of The Office titled “Gossip.” How do they stack up?

A screen-grab from Season 6, Episode 1 of The Office, entitled “Gossip.”
A screen-grab from Season 6, Episode 1 of The Office, entitled “Gossip.”

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.


DeMar DeRozan threw out the first pitch at the Rogers Centre prior to the Jays-Yankees game on April 6, 2014. (Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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.


Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid are two of the NBA’s most likeable young stars. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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.

Kevin Durant’s 2012 Doodle Jump commercial for Sprint.

The commercial is, for lack of a better word, adorable. Durant is charming and funny in it.


Left: Title character of The Little Mermaid (1989 Disney film). Middle: A manatee. Right: Michael Beasley (photo by Jim McIsaac / Getty Images).

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.

Barney Stinson explains The Mermaid Theory.

The premise behind the theory, as Barney says, is that sailors stuck at sea would long for female companionship. …


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Too many deserving players, too few roster spots. Is Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors on the outside looking in?

“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.

Lior Kozai

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