Casual Spectator: This Weekend’s NFL Divisional Round 

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This weekend’s football preview is brought to you by Casual Spectator, a super-simple sports newsletter for people who are too busy to always keep up with sports.

So . . . This Happened: Three Things in Sports (Dec. 29, 2014 Edition)

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Our last weekly Monday sports of 2015 round-up features J.J. Watt’s stellar season, the leadership and maturity void in Cleveland and one fan’s must-watch rant, and the NFL playoff picture.

What the Royals Playoff Win Means to Kansas City and Me

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Justin Ricklefs tried moving away from Kansas City twice, but something kept drawing him back. Last night the Royals made that reason clear for him and all of Missouri.

Brother vs. Brother: A Conversation about the NFC Championship Game

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen and his longtime friend Kirk Hiner discuss the raw emotions that accompany the upcoming game between their favorite teams.

Big League Dads: Baseball, Fatherhood, and Skin Care

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Dove Men+Care and Major League Baseball have teamed together to focus on fatherhood.

Mr. McGwire Goes to Washington

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Andrew Scott writes about how the slugger disappointed one baseball fan—but not by taking steroids

Batter Up

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My girlfriend’s 15 year old kid had played a year of Little League and hadn’t picked up a bat or glove since. This was an opportunity for us to bond, but the odds were stacked against us.

An Open Letter to Yankee Fans

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CJ Kaplan to Yankees supporters: It’s called losing gracefully. Try it.

#whodwin Wednesday Championships: “… and the winner is …”

This is it.

#whodwin Wednesday: Playoffs Issue #4, “Eight Is Enough” [Fan-Decided Character Battles]

The Elite Eight duke it out! Batman! Incredible Hulk! Wonder Woman! Blue Marvel! Dr. Strange! Death! Krona! Thor! Who’d win?

#whodwin Wednesday: Playoffs Issue #3, “Sixteen Ways To Die” [Fan-Decided Character Battles]

After fifteen weeks of intense battle, the tournament continues in its third week to settle … who’d win!

#whodwin Wednesday: Playoffs Issue #2, “Crisis on Infinite Imprints” [Fan-Decided Character Battles]

After fifteen weeks of intense battle, the tournament continues in its second week to settle who’d win!

#whodwin Wednesday: Playoffs Issue #1, “Contest of Champions” [Fan-Decided Character Battles]

After fifteen weeks of intense battle, the tournament begins to settle who’d win!

#whodwin Wednesday: Playoffs Time, Baby! [Fan-Decided Character Battles]

After fifteen weeks, fifty two characters are left to do battle, until there can only be one …

Phizzled Dreams

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Is Philadelphia cursed? Robert Steven Williams thinks so.

The NBA Playoffs: On to the Main Course

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If you missed or just ignored the first round of the NBA playoffs, we’ve got you covered.