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(Comedy Central / Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

#KEYANDPEELEBRACKET

  • Heading into the bracketology insanity that defines the month of March, the fine folks here at Unplugg’d sat down to assemble the top 64 Key and Peele sketches of all time. They face off in our bracket to determine a champion!
  • Make sure to go vote for which sketches you want to move on from the Nooice Region! Voting closes Thursday — you’ll have 48 hours to vote on each region, and we’ll be moving on to the Chainwax Region starting Thursday.

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  • The Unplugg’d staff sat down to discuss LeBron’s recent meltdowns, and who the mysterious target of his constant…

The Patriots, somehow, are back in the Super Bowl again. Everyone has begun to re-write the narrative of the Patriots being a group lacking any real talent, and instead pronouncing them to be the odds-on title favorite. I, however, stand by those regular season declarations. The only thing we got wrong was the power of Vader and Palpatine

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(Photo Illustration by Ben Fenichel / Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

You know that infamous part in The Empire Strikes Back where Darth Vader is just sitting in his little chamber, probably thinking about his plans for the day and generally just chilling until it’s time to go wipe out the meddlesome Rebellion? And then there’s the part right after that where the smoke billows out and his mask is lowered onto his head and he goes full evil, world-destroyer mode?

Yeah, that’s Tom Brady. All season he played it cool, acting like any amazing quarterback who has hit his forties would. …


Giannis for MVP? Andrew Wiggins for Most Improved? Owen Guetschow takes a stab at guessing who will bring home the hardware this season

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(Coach Brad Stevens by Bradjward / Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis by Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

It’s finally that time of the year again, the beginning of the NBA season. As usual, there will be plenty of overreactions to players exceeding expectations and under-performing after a few mere games. This article will break down who will rise above these early-season perceptions and take home the hardware in June.

For more of our NBA Preview Coverage, click here.

MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo


The Unplugg’d Staff voted on which signal callers they believed would rise above the rest in 2018. Owen Guetschow brings you a quarterback so talented, he has a neighborhood named after him

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(Tom Brady 2017 by Jeffrey Beall / Carson Wentz by Keith Allison / Aaron Rodgers by Mike Morbeck / CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

In determining the Top Ten quarterbacks heading into the 2018–2019 NFL Season, four members of the Unplugg’d Staff voted on their Top 15 passers. We averaged out all of the rankings to hammer out our final list. Here’s who we’ve written about so far:

10. Ben Roethlisberger (plus: our guys ranked 11–15)

9. Matthew Stafford

8. Cam Newton

7. Carson Wentz

6. Philip Rivers

5. Matt Ryan

4. Drew Brees

3. Russell Wilson

2. Tom Brady

Next up is Number One, a guy who saw his name fall on draft night and sought out to prove 23 teams wrong.

№1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

2016…


Fresh off an NFC Championship run, the Vikings return one of the most talented rosters in the league. But the best quarterback in football is back for the Packers, the Bears look to capitalize on their youth movement, and a rocket scientist just landed in Detroit

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(Stefon Diggs by Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

The Unplugg’d Staff will be previewing the 2018 NFL Season by going through each division and highlighting key storylines for every club. Up next is the NFC North, a division slowly making a case as the best in all of football.

To read our previous installments, click here:

Minnesota Vikings

In 2017: 13–3…


The Unplugg’d Staff voted on which signal callers they believed would rise above the rest in 2018. Owen Guetschow brings you Number Five, a guy who’s been criticized for being too consistent

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(Tom Brady 2017 by Jeffrey Beall / Carson Wentz by Keith Allison / Aaron Rodgers by Mike Morbeck / CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

In determining the Top Ten quarterbacks heading into the 2018–2019 NFL Season, four members of the Unplugg’d Staff voted on their Top 15 passers. We averaged out all of the rankings to hammer out our final list; you can read all of the previous entries here. Let us know what you think about our rankings by leaving a comment below!

№5 Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

2017 Stats: 64.7% CMP%, 4,095 YDS, 20TD, 12INT, 91.4 Passer Rating, 1,084 DYAR


The Unplugg’d Staff voted on which signal callers they believed would rise above the rest in 2018. Owen Guetschow fills you in on Mr. Fourth Quarter

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(Tom Brady 2017 by Jeffrey Beall / Carson Wentz by Keith Allison / Aaron Rodgers by Mike Morbeck / CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

In determining the Top Ten quarterbacks heading into the 2018–2019 NFL Season, four members of the Unplugg’d Staff voted on their Top 15 passers. We averaged out all of the rankings to hammer out our final list, which we will be rolling out in the upcoming weeks. Let us know what you think about our rankings by leaving a comment and/or tweeting at us here!

№9: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

2017 Stats: 65.7% CMP%, 4,446 YDS, 29 TD, 10 INT, 99.4 Passer Rating, 1,004 DYAR


It’s hard to believe, but just six years ago, Dwight Howard was the NBA’s biggest name outside of Kobe and LeBron. Owen Guetschow writes about the big man’s tumultuous career and where his legacy now stands

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(Dwight Howard by Keith Allison / Lakers vs Nuggets 2013–01–06 by Howcheng / Dwight Howard March 2014 by Jose Garcia / CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

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When you think of Dwight Howard today, it’s hard to think of anything but overwhelming disappointment.

Sure, you may experience a brief flashback to Howard donning a red cape and soaring to the 2008 Slam Dunk title. Or swatting shots into the fifth row with the Orlando Magic. More likely, however, is that your thoughts will turn to the carousel of teams, setbacks, and claims that locker rooms “hated Dwight Howard.”

These two distinct sets of memories feel like they occured lifetimes…

Owen Guetschow

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