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Move Over, MJ and D-Wade: Jimmy Butler Is the New King of Chicago

Public perception exists independent of what goes on behind the scenes. We base all of our expectations of athletes on either what they offer through the press or what leaks out against their will, like the Rondo drama. Butler is a leader, a face of a franchise, because we think he is, not because he's courted the responsibility. He's inherited a basketball team that's been remade and revamped around him.
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The Good News for the Chargers: NFL Fans in LA Are Used to Losers

When the citizens of Los Angeles asked for football to come back, it was under the assumption that the team we'd be gifted would be good—or at least generally competent. Not a big ask, I think, and yet here we stand. The Rams finished 4-12, and the newly christened Los Angeles Chargers finished a marginally less putrid 5-11. This is like seeing the name "Hemsworth" on the poster for a movie, but instead of Chris, you get Liam and Luke.