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Mahomes Survives, Philly Cruises, a Bad Ref Weekend, Plus the Super Bowl Line With Cousin Sal

Bill recaps the conference championship games

The Broncos Hire Sean Payton, and the Texans Tap DeMeco Ryans

An initial breakdown of Denver’s and Houston’s coaching moves

‘The Last of Us’ Episode 3 Deep Dive

Mallory and Joanna talk song choices, Joel and Ellie’s evolving dynamic, and how the show’s story line differs from the game

A Special Eagles Season With Philly Sports Media Legend Ray Didinger

Sheil and Ray discuss whether this is the best Philadelphia Eagles team we’ve ever seen and talk about the evolution of Jalen Hurts and Nick Sirianni

The Dark Side of Being Obsessed With Productivity

Author Oliver Burkeman joins to discuss people’s relationship to happiness and time

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Five NBA Teams That Need to Make a Trade Before the Deadline

Which teams are one move away from being way more interesting? We propose fake trades for the Suns, Clippers, Thunder, and more.

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Chiefs-Eagles Shows Two Ways to Build a Modern NFL Team. Which Will Win Out?

Super Bowl LVII pits a deep team built around a skilled QB on a rookie contract against one that has Patrick Mahomes. What do both sides illustrate about the 2022 season? And which will earn the Lombardi Trophy?

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The Golden Age of Multiplayer: How Online Gaming Conquered Video Games

Gaming is more social than ever before, and while single-player still has its place, online multiplayer has become the dominant mode of video game culture. How did this happen?

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‘The Last of Us’ Takes a Pleasant (and Necessary) Detour From the Game

Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett shine in the show’s first real attempt to separate from its source material

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Winners and Losers of the NFL’s Conference Championship Games

From a clutch Patrick Mahomes performance to Nick Sirianni’s master class in coaching to the Empire State Building’s (!!) online blunder, here are the winners and losers of the NFL’s conference championship games

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‘Deep Rising’ at 25 and the Lost Art of the Creature Feature

It’s tempting to imagine what could have been if the rumored ‘King Kong’ prequel had become a commercial hit instead of developing a cult following over time

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What the Hell Am I Supposed to Watch Right Now?

Other than ‘The Last of Us,’ of course

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It Took a Bit of Everything, but the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes Are Headed Back to the Super Bowl

Mahomes’s performance on a bum ankle was just enough to lift Kansas City past the Bengals in a game that could become legacy-defining if he earns a second ring

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‘Dead Space’ Only Gets Better With Age

A gruesome assemblage of sci-fi-horror tropes, ‘Dead Space’ is now rightly regarded as a classic of immersive space-horror storytelling. Fourteen years later, with a remake newly released, its successes are even clearer.

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The Updated League Pass Value Player Rankings

The audacious Alperen Sengun has played his way onto our list of the most fun players to watch. Who else makes the top 25?

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The Lasting Legacy of Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality

Three years after Kobe’s death, NFL athletes continue to look to his blueprint for guidance—particularly as they try to return from injury

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Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, and the New Chair Shot Heard ’Round the World

Elsewhere, Mark Briscoe pays tribute to his brother Jay on ‘Dynamite’ and Bryan Keith does battle with Dante Leon

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The Ringer’s 2023 NBA Draft Guide

Get to know Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson, and the rest of this year’s class with our top 30 scouting reports and way-too-early mock draft. Plus, the biggest needs for all 30 teams.

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The Eagles Beat the 49ers by Staying True to Themselves 

The NFC championship game might have been a dud, but the Eagles’ winning recipe is clear: Be aggressive, run the ball, and follow Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts to the Super Bowl

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Brock Purdy’s Injury Was the One Problem Kyle Shanahan Couldn’t Solve

The 49ers unraveled in their NFC championship game loss to the Eagles. Now, after missing out on the Super Bowl for the second straight year, is their championship window closing?

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The Evolution of Patrick Mahomes Into a Football Man in Full 

On the verge of his second NFL MVP award and a win away from his fifth straight AFC championship game, the Chiefs quarterback answered every possible question in 2022 and became a better version of himself

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How AI Could Change Apple and Google, Writing and Music, and Everything Else

Ben and Derek talk about ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, the state of generative AI, and how the biggest tech companies will try to use these new tools

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The Four Biggest Story Lines Heading Into the Oscars

Is there even a Best Picture favorite? And what is Andrea Riseborough doing here?

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The Ringer’s Updated NBA Rankings

Klay Thompson is moving up our Top 100. Rudy Gobert hasn’t been so successful, though. How else have our rankings shifted since December?

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Are the Wolves Stunting Anthony Edwards’s Growth?

Minnesota’s star guard has all the talent in the world, but no space to utilize it. Can he evolve into an offensive motherboard like Luka? Or will growing pains deter that trajectory?

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The AFC and NFC Championship Games Entrance Survey

Will Joe Burrow keep up his hot streak against the Chiefs? How much will Patrick Mahomes be limited by his injury? And what should we expect from the battle between the Eagles offense and the 49ers defense?

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NFL Conference Championship Picks Against the Spread

Vegas oddsmakers are predicting tight games between the 49ers-Eagles and Bengals-Chiefs. Here’s the case for why each team could make the Super Bowl, and our picks for who will actually win.

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Why the New York Jets Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

The New York Jets clearly need a new quarterback. The veteran Packers QB might be ready for a fresh start. Here’s the case for a trade that would shake up the NFL this offseason.

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“Monorail!” How Conan O’Brien Came Up With an Iconic ‘Simpsons’ Episode

It all started with a ridiculous billboard

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The Cowboys Have Plenty to Think About This Offseason—but Not Their QB

Dak Prescott has received criticism for his up-and-down season, and his play in the divisional round. But he is still a top player in the NFL—and the Cowboys’ chances are much better with him than without him.

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Eddie Murphy’s Balancing Act

Eddie Murphy received a Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and is dropping his new film, ‘You People,’ all in the same month. You could call it a comeback, but Murphy’s been here for years.

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How the Bengals Defense Can Beat Patrick Mahomes … Again

Ben Solak breaks down how the Bengals and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo have beaten QBs like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson in the past, and how they can do it again this weekend

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The Ringer MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings

There’s movement inside both top 10 lists after an action-packed start to the year. Where does Brandon Moreno rank after his UFC 283 win?

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The Rapid Evolution of Joe Burrow

The Bengals’ star quarterback has taken another step up this season, not by refining his play style but by changing it. That’s his superpower.

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The 23 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

For the first time in what feels like forever, we have a packed calendar again

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What We Can Learn From the Worst Games of the NBA’s Best Players

The spectacular single-game performances (rightfully) get most of the attention, but it’s the off nights that reveal how good these superstars really are

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Dime for Your Thoughts: The Big Questions, and Bigger Decisions, Facing Daniel Jones and the Giants

After an unexpectedly successful season, the New York Giants have to figure out where they’re going next—and who can drive them there