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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

Which Team Could Use Le’Veon Bell the Most?

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

Week 3 Watch List and Last-Second Fantasy Advice

Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier discuss the Browns’ victory over the Jets (02:00), before highlighting some of their favorite games coming up this …

Watchlist

NFL Wagers and Running TV Shows With Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman

Bill Simmons announces a new podcast and gives some NFL picks for Week 3 before sitting down with powerhouse television showrunners Mike Schur and …

TV shows

Baker Mayfield Won the Browns a Game. He Could Have Won Them Three.

Nobody has ever stopped Baker Mayfield before. The New York Jets certainly weren’t going to be the first.<p>Mayfield, the no. 1 pick in this year’s NFL …

Tyrod Taylor

Does America Need Michael Moore?

Fifteen years ago, they booed Michael Moore on his best day. It was March 23, 2003, in the Kodak Theatre at the 75th Academy Awards, and Moore was up …

General Motors

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

‘MasterSports With Rodger Sherman’: The Turnover Chain

Rodger Sherman (PhD) is providing free sports lessons for the internet. This week’s class is on University of Miami’s turnover chain and what happens …

Sherman

“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

Why Josh Gordon Could Be a Perfect Fit in New England

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

Ethan Hawke Will ‘Blaze’ a Trail As a Director Too

Editor-in-Chief Sean Fennessey chats with actor and occasional director Ethan Hawke about his new film <i>Blaze</i>, a biopic about the creative life and …

Ethan Hawke

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

How ClassPass and Mindbody Are Killing the Big-Box Gym

I resisted fitness studios for a long time. Instead, I preferred the isolation of big-box gyms, the nationwide chain types: warehouse-like spaces …

Heart Rates

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 Week 3 Watchability Rankings: The Giants Defense Can Cure Deshaun Watson

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

The ‘Jeopardy!’ All-Star Games Cometh

Like so many of our older relatives, <i>Jeopardy!</i> has spent the last few years busily getting online.<p>The venerable game show has mastered most of the …

George Clooney

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

Coming October 1: ‘Halloween Unmasked’

Coming October 1 is #HalloweenUnmasked, hosted by @TheAmyNicholson.<p>The eight-part series will dissect @TheHorrorMaster’s accidental cultural …

Cary Fukunaga Takes Over the Bond Franchise

Chris Ryan sits down with <i>GQ</i> staff writer Zach Baron to talk about the news that Cary Fukunaga will direct <i>Bond 25</i> (1:45) and Fukunaga’s new Netflix …

Los Angeles

Three Reasons Why Michael B. Jordan Is Right to Play Tom Clancy’s John Clark

Michael B. Jordan was already having a good day on Thursday, having been announced as the first male face for the fashion brand Coach. Then, just …

Michael B. Jordan

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

The Altons Live in Studio

L.A. band the Altons bring their blend of rock, soul, and blues to The Ringer’s studio for a live performance of three of their songs. The Altons’ …

Bands

The Many Legacies of Gilda Radner

The first words of the rest of Gilda Radner’s life were, “It’s John Belushi. Do you want to be the girl in the show?”<p>The show in question wasn’t</i> …

Gilda Radner

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 Brockhampton Documentary Is for the Believers, Not the Skeptics

<i>The Longest Summer in America</i>, Brockhampton’s new self-produced documentary about their rise to medium fame, begins with the extremely adolescent …

Los Angeles