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Gronk’s Gone, the Zion Zone, Harden vs. Giannis, and NBA Playoff Fixes With Ryen Russillo

Plus, mailbag questions and "Gym Corner"

‘Pretty Woman’ With Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins

Revisiting the 1990 rom-com starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts

The Top Five Movies of 1999

Now 20 years removed, we convene to discuss and share our top five movies from 1999—the year many believe was the greatest year of movies ever

Mueller Over and the Tom Izzo Controversy

Plus, a "Notebook Dump" on tape recording interviews, journalist headshots, and more

Round 2 Rapid Reactions: Tacko Falls, Tennessee Survives, Magee Misses, Zags Dominate

All that and more as we approach a "magnificent" Sweet 16

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The 50 Best Movies of 1999, Part 1

From ‘American Beauty’ to ‘The Mummy,’ from ‘She’s All That’ to ‘Deep Blue Sea,’ the Ringer staff sorts out one of the best years in film history

A Giants Fan’s Fear of Saying Goodbye to MadBum

A healthy Madison Bumgarner is cause for celebration after two injury-plagued seasons. But does that mean a rebuilding San Francisco team will soon part ways with its postseason-conquering pitcher?

Believe It or Not: Five NBA Takes, Analyzed

Just weeks away from the playoffs, we’re taking a look at the flaws in some of the league’s most accomplished teams and at how the Magic are … surprisingly good?

Conor McGregor Isn’t Retired

Quitting is just part of the negotiation process

The Entire NCAA Tournament Field Now Has the Blueprint to Stop Duke

UCF may have been uniquely equipped to defend a team led by Zion Williamson, but in their close second-round loss, the Knights showed the nation how to exploit Duke’s greatest weakness. NBA teams hoping to build around Zion ought to pay attention.

‘Game of Thrones’ Top 25 Moments: 25-21 | Binge Mode

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are diving deep(ish) into the most iconic moments in ‘Game of Thrones’ history

The ‘Us’ Exit Survey

Put on your red jumpsuit and grab your scissors: It’s time to talk about Jordan Peele’s latest movie

Oprah, Spielberg, and Sara Bareilles: Apple’s Foray Into Original Content Has Begun

But can Apple TV+ succeed where every other tech company not named Netflix has mostly failed? That and more from Apple’s latest event.

Podium Guys: Could Bojan Bogdanovic Be the Pacers’ Difference-Maker in the Postseason?

The Indiana forward has stepped up his game in Victor Oladipo’s absence. After another stellar performance Sunday against the Nuggets, is it time to take him seriously as a playoff threat?

Is This Doc Rivers’s Best Coaching Season?

When the Clippers relieved their longtime coach of his front office duties it was widely read as the first step in a divorce. Instead, Rivers has pulled off a minor coaching miracle, taking a group of kids and role players to the postseason.

SHOWTYME: How the Los Angeles Lakers Missed the Playoffs (Official Trailer)

The never-before-told story of the 2018-19 Lakers season

‘Us’ Is Proof That Original Films Can Still Scare Up Box Office Numbers

After a record-breaking first weekend, Jordan Peele has firmly established himself as a bastion for commercially viable creativity

The Singular Greatness of Rob Gronkowski

After nine seasons in the NFL, the Patriots star is hanging up his cleats. He leaves behind a legacy as a larger-than-life personality—and the greatest tight end to ever play the game.

The Most Jay Cutler Thing That Jay Cutler Did on ‘Very Cavallari’: Week 4

The return of deer cams, a bunch of meat grinding, and a weird interest in dating apps

The Rise of the Opener Isn’t Just Changing Baseball, It’s Changing How We Analyze the Game

The trend kicked off by the Tampa Bay Rays last season has caused some adjustments to WAR, the stat that never stops evolving. And those changes could mean some bigger paydays for pitchers.

What Does This Spate of MLB Extensions Mean for Baseball?

From Mike Trout to Justin Verlander to a few top prospects, it seems like every talented player is getting locked up by his team. Is it a real trend? Does it say anything about the state of labor?

‘Being John Malkovich’ Was a Head Trip Masterpiece—and the Best Film of 1999

Throughout the week, The Ringer will celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the best years in movie history and argue why some deserve to be called the best of ’99. First we open a tiny door to get inside Spike Jonze’s first feature.

Which of the Proposed NFL Rule Changes Could Fix What’s Wrong With the Game?

Owners will consider several changes to the rule book this week, including ones that would tackle reviewable penalties and overtime, as well as a radical plan to replace onside kicks

The 20 MLB Players You Have to Watch in 2019

We’re in the era of entertainment saturation, and baseball is no exception. With so many options on your TV and apps, where should you devote your time? Welcome the latest installment of the Team

Fifteen Players Who Could Climb Draft Boards This March

The NBA draft isn’t until June, but we’re kicking off March Madness with a list of guys you’ll want to scout now

Which of Old Nan’s Stories on ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Actually Prove True?

The Last Hero! Macumber! Ice spiders big as hounds! Nan barely graced our screens, but could her spooky wisdom forecast key events still to come?

The Winners and Losers of Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament

We hope you bet the favorite, because this is the chalkiest Sweet 16 since 2009. Plus: Zion Williamson and Duke advanced, Tacko Fall still looks like a winner, and LSU rallies behind its substitute teacher.

The Celtics Responded to Kyrie Irving’s Latest Critique by Not Changing a Thing

Boston’s one constant this season has been dealing with its star’s postgame comments—and as the team free-falls in the East, it’s clear that hasn’t been doing the Celtics any favors

An Ode to Tacko Fall, the Giant Who Nearly Felled a Giant

The 7-foot-6 UCF center nearly ruined Duke on Sunday with a dominating performance, and his legend only grew even as his team’s upset bid came up short

Mock Draft 3.0: Will the Rebuilding Giants Take a QB to Succeed Eli Manning?

The 2019 free-agent market produced a flurry of big moves. Let’s break down how a wild week changed the outlook for this year’s draft.

Zion Williamson and Duke Ripped Out UCF’s Heart

Tacko Fall’s teammate had a shot that didn’t fall, putting the Blue Devils through to the Sweet 16 in the tourney’s most exciting game so far

Rob Gronkowski Is Going Out on Top

After nine seasons with the New England Patriots, the best tight end of all time announced his retirement Sunday

The Key to Ja Morant’s NBA Future Was Revealed In the NCAA Tournament

The presumptive top-three pick ran into roadblocks against Florida State, where he got his first glimpse of the size and athleticism waiting for him at the next level. Luckily, he also showed the one weapon he can hone to keep his meteoric rise going.

Rocked Chalk: Kansas’s Most Disappointing Season of the Decade Is Now Over

The Jayhawks were the preseason favorite, with one of the most talented squads in the nation. And then, very quickly, everything fell apart. After a convincing second-round loss to Auburn, Kansas finds itself at an unfamiliar crossroads.

Rebel: Power and Protest at Ole Miss

On February 23, eight men’s basketball players knelt during the national anthem to denounce a Confederate rally in Oxford. For many students, their protest was a continuation of a long battle to rid the campus of its symbols of a harmful past.

LSU’s Tight Win Against Maryland Is the Game of the Tournament, So Far

But sanctions for discussing the payment of a recruit likely await the program. What does that say about college basketball?

The Winners and Losers From Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament: 16-Seeds Get Frisky

Buffalo triumphed over its former coach, Colgate suffered from an unfortunate case of pink eye, and UC Irvine is everyone’s favorite Cinderella