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I No Longer Have To Pretend I Was Enjoying Sports Without Crowds

Life in the pandemic has been a never-ending parade of rough measurements, and here’s one more for you. I can now use the PGA Championship—which up until 10 months ago was such an afterthought in the golf world that fans like me openly asked for it to be replaced as one of golf’s four majors—to […]

KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 23: Phil Mickelson of the United States retrieves his golf ball on the 18th green after putting to win during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cole Beasley, Moron, Ponders The Futility Of It All

Cole Beasley looks super intense and tough.

Everest Base Camp Is In The Midst Of A COVID-19 Outbreak

The Great Outdoors
Trekkers walk along a path at Namche Bazar town in the Everest region of Solukhumbu district on April 25, 2021. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)

Will Prospects Who Opted Out Be Penalized In The NFL Draft?


Chill Out About Masks

Media Meltdowns

The Canucks Aren’t Ready For Their Comeback

Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada

Everyone Reading This Beat Writer’s Insanely Worded Tweet Understands It Completely. Or At Least Is Capable Of Understanding Written Language.

Media Meltdowns
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on February 27, 2021 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Illinois Gymnast Celebrates Excellent Vault By Taking Out His Vaccination Card

Evan Manivong hitting the celebration.

Private Choices Have Public Consequences

J.D. Davis, here missing a soft liner much as he misses the point of vaccination.

The NHL Has Made It Clear The COVID Outbreak On The Canucks Is Nothing To Worry About


I Got My First Vaccine Dose. Now What?

Life Lessons
Vials of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine are pictured during vaccination in Gaza City on March 25, 2021. - Thousands of Palestinian health workers, the elderly, and patients with cancer or kidney disease were set to get Covid-19 vaccines as the health ministry ramped up its inoculation campaign (Photo by Mohammed ABED / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)

Inside The Chaotic, Quasi-Legal Marketplace For Personal Protective Equipment


The COVID Vaccine’s Side Effects Were No Match For My Steel-Trap Mind And Columnist’s Body (This Time Around, Anyway)

Life Lessons

Tommy Hearns Got The Ball Rolling On The Bullshit Anti-Vaxx Conspiracy Theory Of Marvin Hagler’s Death

The Fights
Marvin Hagler at a fundraising event in 2006.

Yes, You Can Build A Curling Simulator In The Comfort Of Your Own Home


The Finish Line Is In Sight

Things We Actually Like

My Pandemic Pursuits, Ranked

Overexplained Lists
LLANDUDNO, WALES - MARCH 31: Mountain goats roam the streets of LLandudno on March 31, 2020 in Llandudno, Wales. The goats normally live on the rocky Great Orme but are occasional visitors to the seaside town, but a local councillor told the BBC that the herd was drawn this time by the lack of people and tourists due to the COVID-19 outbreak and quarantine measures. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The Rangers Will Have A Full House Because No One Will Tell Them They Can’t


How D.C.’s Toniest High Schools Are Skirting The City’s Ban On Prep Sports

High School Sports
COLUMBIA, SC - DECEMBER 05: Camden High School students watch the South Carolina High School League Class AAA football championship game at Spring Valley High School on December 5, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. The Class AA championship game, between Abbeville and Marion originally scheduled for December 4, was postponed after a team quarantine for COVID-19. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Talking About ‘ALF’ Rewatches And The Vaccination Experience, With Dan McQuade

A vaccination is performed at Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine.
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