NFL Divisional Round Picks, with Pictures

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Over the summer I attended a concert by a mediocre 90s band and was asked by its lead singer whether I believed in science. At the time, I did.

But then I lived through the NFL’s wild card weekend and witnessed the clearest evidence to date indicating that we are living in a post-science era of world history.

NFL Wild Card Picks, With Pictures

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At the beginning of this NFL season I announced that I was no longer going to partake in football betting as a scientific experiment.

NFL Week 17 Picks, with Fishing


I grew up in New York City and only went fishing once or twice as a kid, without ever catching a fish. Then I read Matthew Walther’s review of Fishing with Roland Martin and was convinced to give the show a chance. Watching the veteran angler wield his rod like a Jedi wields his lightsaber permanently changed my …

NFL Week 15 Picks, Featuring Antje Utgaard

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The season is fast-approaching its close and we will soon be without an abundance of football to watch every week. This weekend we are lucky to have 15 games, including one on Saturday night, so I am going as big as possible. Here are my eight picks for week 15, with model Antje Utgaard: Miami Dolphins AT New York Jets …

NFL Week 14 Picks, Featuring Charlotte McKinney

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People these days take any factual criticism, no matter how big or small, as an affront to entire institutions. One example came this week. The Washington Free Beacon pointed out that the Virginia Military Institute was giving its students coloring books to relieve stress. In response, the VMI community unraveled in outrage thinking the entire institution was under attack, rather …

NFL Week 13 Picks, With Paige Spiranac


It has been almost a year since golfer Paige Spiranac has appeared on the Washington Free Beacon. That is my fault, and I apologize. I failed to keep up with the women’s circuit during the presidential election, and unfortunately missed Paige win her first professional event over the summer. Won my first tournament as a professional today on …

Thanksgiving NFL Picks, with Holiday Advice and Great Pictures

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Every Thanksgiving a bunch of pieces pop up about how to argue about politics with your family around the dinner table. The New York Times offered its readers a crash course of the “most effective ways to argue” that was crafted by psychologists and philosophers. The geniuses at Vox have prepped their readers to win arguments on topics …

NFL Week 6 Picks, with Emily Ratajkowski GIFs

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I live by the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and I hit a bunch of games last week so I see no reason to stray away from my decision to go all out with Emily Ratajkowski. There still is room for improvement, of course, so this week I decided to put all the pictures …