Mary Pilon

is New York-based sports reporter at The New York Times and is writing a book about the history of Monopoly.

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Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Mary Pilon preview the NCAA basketball finals and discuss with Andy Glockner what it’s like to root for a Premier League team facing relegation. Finally, they talk about Monopoly’s upcoming inclusion of “house rules.”

I had too much fun doing this today.

Monopoly Fans Invited to Rethink Rulebook »

A little board game nugget in Biz Day revealing that Hasbro, the maker of the classic board game, will ask players to debate their favorite €œhouse rules€ for inclusion as options in a future edition.

And, yes, you’ve likely been playing incorrectly all these years. I feel that many minds may be blown leafing through the paper today. All in a day’s work. 

Laced w/irony + history, I have found Russian Monopoly! #sochi2014 #olympics #capitalism

Laced w/irony + history, I have found Russian Monopoly! #sochi2014 #olympics #capitalism

Profound, philosophical #sochi2014 signage en route to cross country skiing. #olympics  (at Комплекс «Лаура» / “Laura” Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center)

Profound, philosophical #sochi2014 signage en route to cross country skiing. #olympics (at Комплекс «Лаура» / “Laura” Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center)

Honing Their Chances With Photos and Wit »

 Dance and pairs teams using images taken year-round and off the ice to connect with their fans, and more important for them, with Olympic judges.

The off-ice campaigning of ice dancing, which will have a new Olympic medalist tonight.