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What we listened to this year

2014 was a weird year. We traveled to North Dakota (I tweeted a lot), ran half a marathon, played a lot of ping pong, then graduated from Medill. Mike moved to New York, and Tim moved home. Through it all, one thing was constant—music. I saw

New York is never happy to see you

I have never liked New York City. Whenever I set foot on Manhattan Island, my blood pressure raises. I don’t really know why I feel this way. If anything I should like it – both sides of my parents’ families are from the area, I grew up

Shake it off, Ted Cruz

I saw this on Reddit the other day and I thought I’d write something about how it seemed like a great idea for ESPN. But I didn’t, because I got distracted by nice weather and enjoying my last few days of having nothing to do.

Running while fat

A few years ago, right after Thanksgiving, I felt really fat. I mean, I always knew I was fat – I had been as long as I can remember, but Thanksgiving had made things worse. My button-down shirts had stopped buttoning-down so easily. So I decided

Breaking down the NFL’s arrest record

Football is violent. That’s part of the reason we love it. We probably encourage the violence a bit too much, but that is the state of the sport in 2014. It probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that NFL players seem to

Invincible Blues

One of the great things about starting a site is that no one can tell you what to write about. Well, apart from Tim, I guess. I want to talk as objectively as I can about a subject very close to my heart: Chelsea Football

Two footballs, one city

Today, the NFL announced the next series of games to be played at Wembley Stadium in London, and one lispy Englishman was rather displeased. Roy Hodgson, the manager of the England national soccer team, has criticized the scheduling of the matches, as one game falls

Does the sophomore slump exist in music?

This article originally appeared on Medium, but we wanted to get some content up here. Imagine being in Mumford & Sons. You formed a band, successfully co-opted another country’s musical history, and managed to produce a Grammy-winning record. You got to play with Bob Dylan


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