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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Riley:

The ‘House of the Dragon’ Cheat Sheet

Don’t know Rhaenyra from Rhaenys? Can’t keep the dragons straight? Wondering where Driftmark is supposed to be? We have you covered in this spoiler-free primer for the prequel to ‘Game of Thrones.’ → Read More

The Secret to This Season of ‘Survivor’: A Great Cast

The 41st installment of the reality series was overwhelmed with new twists, but a great cast can transcend convoluted gameplay → Read More

How Will a 17-Game Season Impact NFL Record Books?

Now that NFL owners have officially voted to expand the season to 17 games, it’s time to look at which single-season records could fall—and which may still be safe—with an extra game on the schedule. → Read More

The Hero of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Doesn’t Say Much. He Doesn’t Have To.

Link is an all-time video game character for his quiet courage, and his devotion to a greater cause → Read More

Officiating Hurt the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, but So Did the Team’s Own Mistakes

Kansas City was on the receiving end of some questionable calls on Sunday, but ultimately a mixture of miscues, strange decisions, and just bad play kept Patrick Mahomes and Co. from a repeat Super Bowl win → Read More

Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

The superstar QB reportedly wants out of Houston, and the Texans may have no choice but to listen to offers. So which teams are in the running—and who has the assets to put together the most attractive trade package? → Read More

Where Do the Steelers Go From Here?

Pittsburgh lost to the Browns in embarrassing fashion on Sunday night, and now the team faces plenty of questions: What will happen with Ben Roethlisberger? How will they manage the cap this offseason? And is this winning era all but over? → Read More

The Titans’ Questionable Decisions May Have Cost Them a Wild-Card Win

Late in Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Ravens, Tennessee had multiple chances to catch Baltimore. But coach Mike Vrabel refused to take them. → Read More

The Jaguars Fired Doug Marrone and Now Have the Best Blank Canvas in the NFL

Jacksonville relieved the head coach of his duties Monday morning, and now the team will start from scratch with the no. 1 pick → Read More

The NFC East Race Ended Just How You’d Expect: With Ineptitude and a Backup QB

Sunday night’s regular-season-ending game between Washington and Philadelphia was a ridiculous affair that decided one of the worst divisional races in NFL history → Read More

Four Takeaways From the 2020 Fantasy Football Season

Now that most of the year’s fantasy football champions have been crowned, it’s time to look ahead and figure out which lessons to take into the 2021 season → Read More

Aaron Rodgers’s Renaissance Season Should Earn Him the NFL MVP Award

The Packers quarterback pulled away from Patrick Mahomes in Week 16 and proved that this year, he’s the most valuable player in the NFL → Read More

If the Bears Re-sign Mitchell Trubisky, They’ll Have No One to Blame But Themselves

The Bears QB has had a good month—one that peaked with the team’s 41-17 win over the Jaguars. But will that be enough to make Chicago forget about the previous three years? → Read More

The Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa-Ryan Fitzpatrick Conundrum Just Won’t Go Away

After another subpar performance, Miami benched its rookie and replaced him with the longtime veteran. It was enough to overcome the Raiders, but what will happen in the playoffs? → Read More

The Jets Won a Game, but May Have Lost Their Future Because of It

New York beat the Rams 23-20 on Sunday and simultaneously fell out of poll position for the no. 1 pick—and Trevor Lawrence → Read More

Lamar Jackson Saved the Ravens’ Season From Going Down the Toilet

Baltimore appeared to be cruising to a much-needed win over the Browns … then Jackson left the game with cramps. Chaos ensued. → Read More

Jalen Hurts Was Exactly What the Eagles Needed Against the Saints

While the quarterback debate rages on in Philly, Hurts did everything he was supposed to on Sunday—and he helped earn his team a win against an NFC-leading New Orleans team → Read More

Somehow, Some Way, the Jets’ Tank Is Still Alive

Just when it looked like the Jets might win a game and lose their advantage in the race for Trevor Lawrence, they blitzed the house and gave up a 46-yard touchdown → Read More

The Broncos’ Emergency QB Game Somehow Went Even Worse Than Expected

Denver entered Sunday’s game against the Saints with all three of the team’s quarterbacks on the COVID-19 list. So they went with a rookie receiver off the practice squad, and managed just one completion. → Read More

Tua Tagovailoa Wasn’t the Dolphins’ Answer on Sunday—But Neither Was Benching Him

Miami coach Brian Flores benched his rookie QB in a 20-13 loss to the Broncos, but it probably wasn’t the right move for the game—or the team’s future → Read More