Your Friday Five For August 8–12

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch
3 min readAug 12, 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

Jamie Foxx Movies of the Last Decade

  1. Django Unchained (2012)
  2. Baby Driver (2017)
  3. Just Mercy (2019)
  4. Soul (2020)
  5. White House Down (2013)
  6. Annie (2014)
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  8. Robin Hood (2018)
  9. Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
  10. Project Power (2020)
  11. Sleepless (2017)

Foxx has entered the “just get a payday from Netflix” period of his career. To be fair, most of Hollywood is in that now.

Best Women’s Tennis Players of All-Time

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Martina Navratilova
  3. Steffi Graf
  4. Chris Evert
  5. Billie Jean King
  6. Margaret Court
  7. Monica Seles
  8. Venus Williams

Serena is retiring after the U.S. Open, and I can’t imagine anyone being better.

Most Likely Teams to Win Next Year’s College Football National Championship

  1. Ohio State
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Texas A&M
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Clemson
  7. USC



Will Leitch

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