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Ian Crouch
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LeBron James and Hillary Clinton are both examples of how we love decision stories but have little patience for the deciders themselves.
While members of the public thrill to decision stories, they may also come to resent the deciders.
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In 1914, someone suggested that Americans don't like soccer because not enough people are likely to be killed while playing it.
Sportswriters have spent more than a century fretting and fighting about soccer and its place in American culture.
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This is not a Bill Murray think piece.
It would not overstate the matter to call Bill Murray beloved, but will we ever grow tired of his persona?
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Mark Cuban on the "price" of social progress in sports
It is worth considering what Cuban says about the progress that has been made by minority communities in America.
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"24" returns in time to make us wonder if our drones will some day kills us all? Answer: not if Jack Bauer can help it.
In the new “24,” the United States’ vulnerability stems from its very obsession with security.
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The risks and rewards of NFL jersey-buying.
Football is a tough sport for the consumer looking for jersey longevity.
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Ann Coulter watches the U.S.-Germany soccer game, feels vindicated.
Remember when we beat the Germans at those wars? War is the best.
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No hot dog emoji, such sadness.
Emoji, the shorthand language of visual icons, is about to include more hearts, more facial expressions, more animals—but no hot dogs.
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LeBron's cramps didn't mean that he is less tough than a hockey player.
Last night’s game in San Antonio showed that every modern stadium has air conditioning for a darn good reason.
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Bob Dylan may have more in common with his obsessive fans than he thinks.
Dylan was a musical pilgrim long before he inspired others to make pilgrimages in his footsteps.
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Michael Sam has his first NFL moment.
Are football fans are ready for an openly gay player?
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Newfoundland's exploding whale probably won't explode, but dealing with it is still a big problem.
A carcass that washed up on the shores of Newfoundland has become famous as the “exploding whale.”
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