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    The Fan

  • Everybody’s an Umpire
    The Fan | Apr 2014

    Everybody’s an Umpire

    With Major League Baseball’s expansion of instant replay, a rowdy crowd could end up calling the game


  • In Praise of the Nobodies
    The Fan | Mar 2014

    In Praise of the Nobodies

    This March Madness, don’t let the stars define the tournament; let the tournament determine the stars


  • Picking Sides
    The Fan | Feb 2014

    Picking Sides

    With the Brooklyn Nets making a play to take over the Big Apple, longtime fans of the woeful New York Knicks consider their options


  • A Game of Inches?
    The Fan | Jan 2014

    A Game of Inches?

    With the NFL gearing up for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a region susceptible to blizzards, we talk to Terry Bradshaw about—what else?—the weather


  • The Numbers Game
    The Fan | Dec 2013

    The Numbers Game

    Deciphering the ATP’s world tennis rankings


  • The Ultimate Question
    The Fan | Nov 2013

    The Ultimate Question

    Can a sport made for amateurs make it in the pros?


  • Breaking the Code
    The Fan | Oct 2013

    Breaking the Code

    In the age of the $100 million athlete, will Major League Baseball continue to allow ballplayers to police themselves?


  • Going for Broke
    The Fan | Sep 2013

    Going for Broke

    The Dodgers’ big-money push for marquee players might pay off, but it doesn’t always


  • Sea Change
    The Fan | Aug 2013

    Sea Change

    With deadly wipeouts, big brand sponsorship and billionaire patrons, America’s Cup is starting to resemble NASCAR


  • Play’s the Thing
    The Fan | Jul 2013

    Play’s the Thing

    Offering everything from donkey polo to world-class golf, Casa de Campo is an activity addict’s paradise


  • Sure Thing
    The Fan | Jun 2013

    Sure Thing

    The outcome of the NBA playoffs is all but a foregone conclusion even before the first ball has bounced. So why do people keep watching?


  • Sevens Heaven
    The Fan | May 2013

    Sevens Heaven

    Combine American football and the 100-meter dash, pump up the adrenaline level, throw in a couple of Elvis costumes—and you have one of the world’s fastest-growing sports


  • No-Spin Zone
    The Fan | Apr 2013

    No-Spin Zone

    Will R.A. Dickey spark a knuckleball revival?


  • Great Scottsdale
    The Fan | Mar 2013

    Great Scottsdale

    Exploring the other side of a global golf mecca. While wearing a kilt. And riding a Segway.


  • Learning Curve
    The Fan | Feb 2013

    Learning Curve

    Danica Patrick is a magnet for media attention and sponsor dollars, but can the gold-plated NASCAR newbie live up to her own hype?


  • Game On
    The Fan | Jan 2013

    Game On

    For years, the Super Bowl was one numbing blowout after another. Today, many of the contests are instant classics. What changed?


  • High Tide
    The Fan | Dec 2012

    High Tide

    A Yankee football fan heads to Alabama to witness the glory of Coach Bear’s court


  • Swing and a Miss
    The Fan | Oct 2012

    Swing and a Miss

    Why is everyone in Major League Baseball striking out so much?


  • Basket Case
    The Fan | Sep 2012

    Basket Case

    One man’s single-minded quest to master the art of the jump shot


  • Novelty Acts
    The Fan | Aug 2012

    Novelty Acts

    With women’s boxing making its debut at the London 2012 Olympic Games, we take a look back at some events that didn’t quite cut it (RIP, “swimming obstacle race”)


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