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Welcome to the first ICYMI on the Main Damie!

Every week, the goal of this article is to showcase some of the best writing that you may have missed. We will try to cover features on sports, movies, television and video games published across the internet. We hope to expose some articles that may not have gotten as much publicity as I thought they should, especially if they come from a small publication, or are important enough that they need to be highlighted.

This week will be kind of different because we will be reaching back more than a week for a sports story that was too intriguing to ignore. But for the most part, the articles in this ongoing series will be within the last seven days.

Without further ado:

Sports

Matt Brown at Sports on Earth takes an interesting look at the similarities between Boise State Football and Gonzaga Basketball and their continued success: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/108880402/gonzaga-basketball-boise-state-football-sustained-success-parallels

Also on Sports on Earth, AJ Cassavell looks back on the career of the most unheralded Yankee during their dynastic run in the late 90s and early 2000s, Bernie Williams: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/109573924/bernie-williams-has-a-legacy-worth-remembering

Pablo S. Torre of ESPN The Magazine has an in-depth look at the Philadelphia 76ers polarizing rebuilding plan: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12318808/the-philadelphia-76ers-radical-guide-winning

Movies

Entertainment Weekly’s Kevin P. Sullivan recounts the story behind the live-action Ambiguously Gay Duo movie that never was:  http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/17/ambiguously-gay-duo-live-action-movie

In time for the Oscars, The Guardian’s Gabriel Baumgaertner writes a where are they now on the subjects of the Oscar-snubbed documentary, Hoop Dreams: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/feb/18/hoop-dreams-where-are-the-main-figures-now

Television

Mia Galuppo of The Hollywood Reporter takes us behind the scenes of the creation of the SNL holiday classic, Dick In A Boxhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/snl-writer-reveals-origins-dick-770224

Video Games

Polygon posted an interview from the book Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works with Masami Ishikawa, who worked on the Sega Genesis: http://www.polygon.com/features/2015/2/3/7952705/sega-genesis-masami-ishikawa

In Kotaku, Patrick Klepek’s interesting article into the mindset of a “Swatter” from the perspective of a teenager who allegedly does it. The feature is both enlightening and frightening: http://kotaku.com/meet-a-teenager-who-says-hes-a-swatter-1686128721

 

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