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In the October 1 newsletter:
An oral history of That Thing You Do!, a look at the G League Ignite after one year, and the best content to stream this October.

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Pure Nostalgia: The Oral History of That Thing You Do!

Jarett Sitter

Twenty-five years ago, Tom Hanks made his directorial debut with a charmer about a one-hit wonder that tugged at heartstrings and left everyone in the audience humming and tapping their toes.

[Jake Kring-Schreifels talked to the cast (yes, Tom Hanks!) and crew of That Thing You Do! for its 25th anniversary.]

The State of the G League Ignite, One Year In

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Last season, the NBA’s development league launched a new team designed around prospects who wanted an alternative to the NCAA route. This year, the league has even bigger goals for the team—and for basketball at large.

[Paolo Uggetti takes stock of Ignite, one year in.]

Kayvon Thibodeaux Is More Than Just the NFL’s Next Superstar Pass Rusher

Madison Ketcham

The elite defensive lineman spurned SEC schools to join Oregon; is one of the first players to profit off his name, image, and likeness; and could be the no. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

[Can Kayvon Thibodeaux lead the Ducks back to the College Football Playoff? Kaelen Jones investigates.]

The NBA’s Vaccine Battle | The Bill Simmons Podcast

Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Atlantic's Derek Thompson to discuss NBA media day and vaccine hesitancy among some players.

The Ringer Guide to Streaming in October

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It’s a huge month, from the return of You and Succession to the premiere of Dune.

[Join our staff as they give you a rundown of the best streaming choices for this month.]

The Magnificence of Kyler Murray, Real and Imagined

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What do Bigfoot and space travel have in common?

[Tyler Parker takes us on a journey inside the mythos of Kyler Murray.]
“The truth changes everything.”
—Sydney Bristow, Alias
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