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In the November 22 newsletter:
Today is the 10th anniversary of the Butt Fumble! So we obviously had to write about it. We also wrote about other things, like the World Cup, Pitch Perfect, and Elon Musk.
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It’s the Butt Fumble’s Birthday

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When Mark Sanchez’s Butt Fumble happened 10 years ago this Tuesday, the play went undefeated on the Worst of the Worst for 40 consecutive weeks.

Forty weeks is roughly the length of a pregnancy. In the bible, the number 40 is often used in tests, trials, and tribulations from the Almighty.

That is appropriate, since the Butt Fumble birthed a sports lowlight that can be described only as biblical ...

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What Did We Learn From the USA-Wales Game?

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The USMNT’s opening draw against Wales confirmed the team is talented, inexperienced, and under the questionable coaching of Gregg Berhalter: in other words, everything we knew already ...

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NFL: Week 12 Power Rankings

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Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are rolling, but Jalen Hurts has the Eagles on top for at least one more week. Plus: How far did the Vikings fall after that blowout loss to Dallas?

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Pitch Perfect Launched a Movement That’s Somehow Still Singing

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Thanks to an aggressive marketing campaignPitch Perfect more than tripled its budget at the domestic box office, an unlikely showing that turned Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson into stars and prompted Universal to green-light two sequels in the next five years. In that time, a cappella awareness and participation—specifically within national tournaments and through professional groups like Straight No Chaser and Pentatonix—increased steadily, chipping away at the genre’s privileged, nerdy labels and paving wider access for music industry opportunity ...

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Twitter Is Being Destroyed by One of Its Worst Main Characters

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Elon Musk bought Twitter in late October. Since then, he’s bulldozed the platform’s regulatory features, allowed hate speech to fester, and let most of the company’s staff go. What comes next?

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