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Why Your Team Sucks 2021: Houston Texans

I’ve truly never seen a team self-destruct so quickly and so inexplicably. Just going through the facts of it blows my mind over and over again. It’s like ‘Source Code’ but for shooting yourself in the dick.

Why Your Team Sucks

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Why Your Team Sucks 2021: New York Jets

Why Your Team Sucks

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The Distraction podcast

The Distraction

New episodes on Thursdays

Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, or Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction.