Your Friday Five for August 29-September 2

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch
3 min readSep 2, 2022


We are now ranking things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at

Best Five Top 25 College Football Games on Opening Weekend

  1. Notre Dame at Ohio State
  2. Utah at Florida
  3. Cincinnati at Arkansas
  4. Georgia vs. Oregon
  5. Houston at UTSA

It’s that time of year, finally. In fact, while I’m in college football mode …

Most Tortured College Football Fanbases

  1. Michigan
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Nebraska
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Oregon
  6. Miami
  7. Texas A&M
  8. USC
  9. Wisconsin
  10. UCLA

As explained previously here.

Filmmakers With New Films Coming Out at the Toronto Film Festival That I Can’t Wait To See

  1. Darren Aronofsky
  2. Sarah Polley
  3. Mia Hansen-Løve
  4. Park Chan-wook
  5. Steven Spielberg
  6. Rian Johnson
  7. Gina Prince-Bythewood
  8. Martin McDonagh
  9. Ruben Östlund
  10. Joanna Hogg
  11. Catherine Hardwicke
  12. Laura Poitras
  13. Mary Harron
  14. Allen Hughes



Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.