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In the September 21 newsletter:
The pursuit of the elite quarterback, Matt Amodio's Jeopardy! run, and the best 2-0 teams in the NFL.
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The Relentless Pursuit of the Elite Quarterback Upgrade

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The divide between good and great quarterback play is often the hardest distance for NFL franchises to bridge. The Rams and 49ers went to creative, costly lengths to do just that.

[Nora Princiotti looks at the exhausting pursuit of the elite franchise quarterback.]

Nothing Can Stop Matt Amodio

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As Jeopardy! strives to move beyond recent turmoil, 23-time champ Amodio is ready to take center stage.

[Claire McNear reports on the latest news from Jeopardy!]

Can Bryce Harper’s MVP-Level Season Drag the Phillies to the Playoffs?

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Philadelphia has been mired in .500-ish seasons for the past few years, but buoyed by Harper, the team is looking to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2011.

[Can Bryce Harper take the Phillies to the playoffs? Michael Baumann inquires.]

Don’t Let the Jets Draft Quarterbacks Anymore | Slow News Day

Kevin Clark is joined by former NFL star Alex Smith to discuss the future of this year’s rookie quarterback class and assess the Kansas City Chiefs’ loss to Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

Billy Crudup Is the Best Kind of Chaos

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The Morning Show could’ve been generic, but the actor behind Cory Ellison makes every scene beguiling and highly watchable.

[Katie Baker on the brilliance Billy Crudup brings to The Morning Show.]

Which 2-0 NFL Teams Are Real Contenders, and Which Are Just Pretend?

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After a wild first two weeks of the season, only seven teams remain undefeated. But of that group, some have real Super Bowl aspirations, and others have massive question marks.

[Steven Ruiz takes stock of the NFL's 2-0 teams.]
“It's called gravity, Douglas, and it's coming for you.”
—Arthur Spooner, The King of Queens
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