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SB Nation's best longforms of 2014

After producing dozens of original features this year, we have selected these 16 as our favorite pieces of 2014.

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MMBM: I reported Marshawn Lynch to the FCC

All the NFL news and notes from the week's most important NFL column.

MMBM: I reported Marshawn Lynch to the FCC

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All the NFL news and notes from the week's most important NFL column.

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Marshawn Lynch's casual disregard for human life

What Marshawn Lynch's incredible run can teach us about the human condition.

Marshawn Lynch's casual disregard for human life

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What Marshawn Lynch's incredible run can teach us about the human condition.

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Pistons release Josh Smith

Stan Van Gundy has made his first major move with the Pistons.

Pistons release Josh Smith

Stan Van Gundy has made his first major move with the Pistons.

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The next steps for Odell Beckham's latest victim

The Rams safety tried to defend Odell Beckham, Jr., and now he must wander the earth forever

The next steps for Odell Beckham's latest victim

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The Rams safety tried to defend Odell Beckham, Jr., and now he must wander the earth forever

What would Tulo make if he were a free agent?

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The Rockies are at least exploring the idea of a Troy Tulowitzki trade, which means it's time to look at his estimated value.

Kentucky's only competition is history

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The Wildcats' 12th win of the season might have been their most dominant yet. Their only competition is history.

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Power rankings: Warriors slip but don't fall

The Warriors' winning streak was snapped by the Grizzlies, but Memphis couldn't capitalize on an opportunity to take the top spot.

13 things about Marshawn Lynch's run

A closer look at Marshawn Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run from Sunday night.

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What happened Sunday

The playoff picture got a little clearer this week, but we're in for a wild finish. Here's every thing you need to know from Week 16.

Uffsides, MNF preview: Broncos vs. Bengals

Matt Ufford breaks down the 'Monday Night Football' matchup between the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals.

Padres want Hamels next

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Come join in on the Monday morning baseball discussion about the Padres' interest in Cole Hamels, the Phillies' rebuild, and A-Rod's Sunday activities.

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Davis keeps the Pelicans in the playoff picture

If the playoffs started today, New Orleans would be in. That might not be how things look at the end of the season, but any team with an MVP candidate on its roster is one that shouldn't be ignored.

BYU vs. Memphis, the non-power showcase

Granted, conference champions Marshall and NIU play in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday. But no two top non-powers match up as evenly as the Cougars and Tigers do.

Can Jones outwrestle Cormier? He's going to try...

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Whether it's outwrestling the wrestler (Chael Sonnen), or out-brawling the phone booth brawler (Glover Teixeira), Jon Jones revels in beating foes where they're best. And UFC 182 will be no different.

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NFL playoff picture: NFC becoming clear

With wins by the Cowboys and Seahawks, the NFC playoff picture got a little more settled on Sunday.

Winston cleared in conduct hearing

The decision comes 18 days after the hearing.

Clausen raises new questions for the Bears

Jimmy Clausen had a solid day in relief of Jay Cutler. And now we have even more questions about what Chicago may or may not do with their starting quarterback and head coach once the season ends.

Ronaldo's hometown built a terrible statue of him

He's the most recognizable athlete in the world, and you got it wrong.

Every bowl game is good

There are 38 bowl games, plus a national championship game! They're all good!

SB Nation's 12 Days of GIFsmas

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A small poem, from us to you. Check back every day for new holiday GIFs!

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How LeSean McCoy reached NFL stardom

LeSean McCoy details his story of growing up in Harrisburg, Pa., and how that shaped him to eventually become one of the NFL's most dynamic running backs.

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SB Nation's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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