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In the September 17 newsletter:
The season beginnings for the Seahawks and the Saints, a review of The Morning Show’s second season, and a look at the best films out of TIFF.
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Have the Seahawks Found the Answers on Offense?

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Russell Wilson and new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron produced fireworks in Week 1. But it won’t always be that easy—and how Wilson’s style fits into a Rams-inspired scheme will be one of this NFL season’s most intriguing story lines.

[Ben Solak on the upcoming challenges the Seahawks will face this season.]

Maybe The Morning Show Isn’t As Bad As We Thought It Was

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Critical reception to Season 1 was lukewarm at best, but the Apple TV+ series hit its stride in the final few episodes. Season 2? That’s another story.

[Alison Herman reviews the second season of The Morning Show.]

Can Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes Deliver MLB’s First Sabermetric Pitching Triple Crown?

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The NL Cy Young race may be crowded, but the Brewers’ ace is pursuing a feat no pitcher in history has achieved.

[Zach Kram on Corbin Burnes’s historic season.]

The Evolution of Sports Movies With Jon Bernthal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

Bill Simmons talks with actor Jon Bernthal about his role in the upcoming movie King Richard, about Serena and Venus Williams’s father, Richard Williams, as well as the evolution of sports movies over the years.

The Best Films at TIFF 2021

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Spencer and Dune were the biggest names at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but more unexpected hits like The Power of the Dog and The Humans were the ones that truly captivated.

[Adam Nayman takes us on a journey of the best films of TIFF.]

The Saints Look Like a Contender Hiding in Plain Sight

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Overshadowed by the Buccaneers and Drew Brees’s retirement, New Orleans wasn’t a popular Super Bowl pick this season. Its Week 1 domination of the Packers showed that this team is a force in the NFC.

[Kaelen Jones on the beginnings of a hopeful season for the Saints.]
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