First up is Fred Kaplan's post on Slate on COIN vs. CT. I have a lot of thoughts on this which I will share later. Until then, discuss this in the comments.
Second is Jason Gay's hilarious tribute to Curt Schilling. I met Schilling a few years ago, and he was just the coolest dude. He genuinely seemed more excited to meet a veteran of Afghanistan than I was to meet the ace of the Red Sox. I signed a book for him, and he gave me an autographed baseball. Schilling is loud and pompous and tiresome, sure, but also tough and genuine and pretty much the best damn postseason pitcher of the past 50 years.