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The Making Of “Homer At The Bat,” The Episode That Conquered Prime Time 20 Years Ago Tonight

On Feb. 20, 1992, more American homes tuned into The Simpsons than they did The Cosby Show or the Winter Olympics from Albertville, France. A foul-mouthed cartoon on a fourth-place network bested the Huxtables and the world's best amateur athletes. Fox over NBC and CBS—its first-ever victory in prime time. New over…

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Field Hockey America Vs. Rodeo America: Mapping The Faultlines Of America's Regional Sports

America is a beautiful, horrifying, crazy-ass mishmash of distinct geographic regions, as we know from watching John King's index finger on election night. This extends to all aspects of American life, of which the most important is obviously sports. Beyond the televised pro leagues (and their college counterparts),…