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Fake Vaccine Cards Are A Real Problem For The NFL

“Unfortunately, because the country has no verification or database, neither can the NFL,” one team executive told me.

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Please, I Am Begging You, Stop Putting The Giants In Primetime

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Release The Footage

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Nathan MacKinnon Announces That He Is Normal, Regular Guy

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Let’s Remember Some College Football Guys, With Spencer Hall

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Why Do College Coaches Fail In The NFL?

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We Must Have More And Maddening Baseball

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‘Dave’ Is Too Sad To Redeem Lil Dicky

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For The First Time In Decades, WWE Might Be A Little Scared

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Report: Some Baseball Idiots Got Themselves Fired

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Congress Has Little More Than Apologies For Larry Nassar’s Victims

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Urban Meyer’s Word Has Plummeted In Value

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The Brewers And Tigers Had A Stupid, Charming Pitcher’s Duel

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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.