It's impossible to consume the thousands of items posted to ESPN.com each week. Here are nine lively, opinionated pieces you might have missed because you were too busy ordering wings for NFL playoff parties.
Dunk contest: Must-see no more
by Marc Silverman, ESPN Chicago
LeBron James promised to turn this year's dunk contest back into can't-miss TV, but he recently backed out.
Instead, we get more Nate Robinson. (Wasn't he recently benched for shooting at his own hoop?) ...