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We Don’t Have the Vocabulary to Describe What Patrick Mahomes II Is Doing

I don’t know how to describe Patrick Mahomes II anymore, and my job is to describe things that happen in football. But please don’t blame me, because …

Kansas City

Without Jimmy Garoppolo, the Niners’ Season Looks Finished

I had the 49ers circled as a team to not overreact to early. San Francisco faced one of the tougher early schedules, was breaking in a newish …

San Francisco

We Take It All Back—Josh Allen Is Good

It’s time to eat some crow. After months of internet skepticism—including from myself—the tall, mobile, howitzer-armed quarterback that was promised …

Josh Allen

The Five Ideal Trade Landing Spots for Le’Veon Bell

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is on the trade block, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bell, who has not yet signed his franchise-tag tender …

Green Bay

Best Case, Worst Case: Brooklyn Nets

<i>Break out your Ben Simmons hand trackers—the NBA is back. We’re counting down the days until the 2018-19 season tips off on October 16 by taking a</i> …

Danny Ainge

Best Case, Worst Case: Phoenix Suns

<i>Break out your Ben Simmons hand trackers — the NBA is back. We’re counting down the days until the 2018–19 season tips off on October 16 by taking a</i> …

Phoenix Suns

One Question for Each NBA Team Heading Into Training Camp

<i>NBA training camp will soon be upon us. Here are 30 questions we have in the lead-up, one for each team.</i><p>Atlanta Hawks<p><b>Just how bad will the Hawks</b> …

Los Angeles

The Four Must-See Matchups for NFL Week 3

Some teams start the season 0-2 because, well, they’re just bad teams, and bad teams lose a lot of games. That’s largely why 89 percent of teams who …

Carson Wentz

Magic Johnson Signed LeBron James; Now Comes the Hard Part

Magic Johnson was in a good mood. He was <i>excited</i>. That was the operative word of the day. He used it so many times, I lost track. Of course, …

Lebron James

“I Gotta Prove It”: Whose Mettle Will Be Tested Most This NBA Season?

<i>We heard you like rankings, so to kick off</i> The Ringer<i>’s 2018-19 NBA Preview, we’re</i> <i>devoting the week</i> <i>to evaluating (and slapping a number on) the</i> …

San Antonio

How Josh Gordon Could Change the Geometry of the Patriots Offense

The Patriots’ trade for receiver Josh Gordon was met with a decidedly mixed reaction. For some, the move conjured visions of a Randy Moss–like …

New England

Will the Old Harry Kane Ever Come Back?

On March 11 against Bournemouth, Harry Kane seemed to have scored his 25th goal of the 2017-18 season—another tally in what seemed destined to become …

Harry Kane

On the Margins: How Pitch-Framing Became More Important—and More Common—Than Ever

On April 28, the Phillies and Braves squared off for the second game of a series, just as they will on Friday. Back then, both teams trailed the Mets …

Framing

The Best Frontcourt Duos in the Western Conference, Ranked

<i>We heard you like rankings, so to kick off</i> The Ringer<i>’s 2018-19 NBA Preview, we’re devoting the week to evaluating (and slapping a number on) the</i> …

Los Angeles

NFL Watchability Rankings: Will This Be the Week Deshaun Watson Bounces Back?

The NFL has been incredibly entertaining in the past two weeks. Patrick Mahomes II emerged as one of the league’s best players, Fitzmagic is back …

Los Angeles

Best Case, Worst Case: New York Knicks

<i>Break out your Ben Simmons hand trackers—the NBA is back. We’re counting down the days until the 2018-19 season tips off on October 16 by taking a</i> …

Los Angeles

Baker Mayfield Just Breathed Life Into the Browns

On Thursday, Baker Mayfield made the Cleveland Browns something they haven’t been in 635 days: winners.<p>Playing in relief of an injured Tyrod Taylor, …

Robby Anderson

Jimmy Butler’s Trade Request Became a Hilarious Leaguewide Affair

<i>Lest we ever forget how petty the NBA can be, the aftershock of</i> <i>Jimmy Butler’s reported trade demands</i> <i>Wednesday made sure to remind us. The past</i> …

Tom Thibodeau

We Cannot Let Kyler Murray Stop Playing Football

I’m starting a GoFundMe to keep Kyler Murray playing football.<p>Murray is the quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners football team, and also a recent …

Kyler Murray

The Face of the 2018 Season So Far Is … Ryan Fitzpatrick?

When Ryan Fitzpatrick rolled up to the podium after the Buccaneers’ 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday, jokes were easy to make. But look past the …

Tampa Bay

Fantasy Playbook: Which Surprise Out-of-Nowhere Stars Are Here to Stay?

Every year, a handful of relative no-namers explode over the first few weeks, rising up depth charts as potential fantasy football stars. Last …

Fantasy Football

The Best Frontcourt Duos in the Eastern Conference, Ranked

<i>We heard you like rankings, so to kick off</i> The Ringer<i>’s 2018-19 NBA Preview, we’re devoting the week to evaluating (and slapping a number on) the</i> …

Blake Griffin

Best Case, Worst Case: Chicago Bulls

<i>Break out your Ben Simmons hand trackers—the NBA is back. We’re counting down the days until the 2018-19 season tips off on October 16 by taking a</i> …

Ben Simmons

What Happens Next With Jimmy Butler and the Wolves?

When Jimmy Butler was traded to Minnesota on draft night last year, it signaled that the Wolves were ready for a change—from perennial losers to …

USA Basketball

It’s Perfectly Fine That Maroon 5 Is Playing the Super Bowl

I worked at Kohl’s my senior year of high school, and, as first jobs went, it was pretty good. It was easy, the pay was better than minimum wage, and …

Maroon 5

Oh, Geez: Jimmy Butler Wants Out of Minnesota

Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota. The four-time All-Star is the latest player to exert his pre-agency and request a trade before he hits the …

Los Angeles

The NFL Is in the Midst of a Tie Epidemic

The NFL is experiencing a tie outbreak. Maybe you think that ties are outdated, a rarity that will never happen to your team. But as I’m about to …

MLB All-Star Game

Eight Breakout Candidates for the 2018-19 NBA Season

With training camp less than one week away, it’s that special time of year for season predictions and player rankings. Each year, there are a few …

Paul George

Some Hotshot Producer Named LeBron James Is Extremely Busy

When LeBron James announced he was taking his talents to Los Angeles this summer, the NBA hive of <i>The Ringer</i> thoughtfully considered how that decision …

Basketball

How to Use a Running Back in the Passing Game

The modern NFL is increasingly positionless. Safeties play as de facto linebackers, corners and defensive tackles move around the formation, …