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  1. An Emotional Cost-Benefit Analysis of Competing in the FA Cup

    Brett Koremenos

    In the waning moments of their 2-0 victory over Tottenham this past weekend, Arsenal saw a key member of their attack carried off the field on a stretcher. He didn't know it when he was making amusing/taunting hand gestures toward the Tottenham suppo...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

    Zach Lowe

    There are trades and contracts that require cold, calculating analysis about whether the logic of particular transactions accomplishes the clear goals of the franchises involved. Kobe Bryant's two-year, $48 million contract extension is not reall...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Knicks Get George'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy clearing your name in the best place for levelheaded legal analysis: sports talk radio, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Knicks failed to make a late lead stand up, as Paul George and the Pacers topped New...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Despair of Kendrick Perkins

    Brian Phillips

    Can OKC's much-maligned center turn things around this season?

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  6. Jonah Keri's baseball Grantland Dictionary

    Jonah Keri

    From "#Analysis" to "xFIP," consider this your reference guide for Twitter spats, bar fights, and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  7. Biting the Hot Hand: Basketball's Enduring Streakiness Debate Rag...

    Zach Lowe

    The "hot hand" has been mostly dead for the last half-decade — the province of irrational believers in "the zone" and "clutch hitting" and other amorphous concepts that haven't withstood killjoy statistical analysis. Almost every search for the...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  8. The Complete 2013 NFL Preseason Injury Recap

    Robert Mays

    In the preseason, any qualitative analysis of a game — or even a practice — will hopefully begin with one sentence: "No one got hurt." Training camp and the month of faux games in the leadup to the regular season are useful for teams with...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  9. This Week in Internet: Darnell Dockett Bought a Tiger, Pau Gasol ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Sometimes, in the sea of trenchant analysis and columns and everything else you will find on the Internet, it's important to keep things simple and celebrate athletes for being ridiculous humans. Here we pay tribute to those athletes and that ridicul...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Young Hova, All Grown Up: A Nickname-Based Analysis of Jay Z's Ag...

    Amos Barshad and Patricia Lee

    Jay Z was 26 when he released his debut, Reasonable Doubt — in rap years, downright ancient. Biggie was 22 on Ready to Die, Nas 21 on Illmatic. Kanye was 26 himself on The College Dropout, but had been selling beats to Def Jam for four years at...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. The 1-1 Stanley Cup Series: A Historical Analysis

    Sean McIndoe

    After the opening two games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, the Stanley Cup final is tied at one game apiece for the first time since the lockout. Well, not this year's lockout. I mean, that would be true, but it wouldn't be very...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  12. The Book of Yeezus: A Song-by-Song Analysis of Kanye West's New A...

    Grantland Staff

    On Friday, Kanye West's seventh album, Yeezus, was revealed to the world. In celebration of this holy event, members of the Grantland staff seized one song each and reflected upon its beauty, truth, and awesomeness. Or made jokes about it. 1. "On ...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  13. We Went There: The Spurs Grind Out a Sweep at the Grindhouse

    Zach Lowe

    This is normally a place for serious basketball analysis — mulling X's and O's, rotation choices, and Lionel Hollins's fantastic wardrobe. But let me step back for a second and say how cool it was watching San Antonio walk off the court, having...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  14. Grit, Grind, and Squeeeeeeeeeeze

    Andrew Sharp

    Just a super-important picture of the Memphis Grizzlies in an elevator right here. Analysis: Mike Conley is completely miserable, Darrell Arthur is accusing someone of farting, Jon Leuer is pretending he didn't fart, Z-Bo is just loving life as Z-Bo ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  15. Is Wil Myers the Cure for the Anemic Rays Offense?

    Jonah Keri

    Our thoughts are with all those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. There was a baseball game played at Fenway Park a little earlier in the day, so we'll do our best to provide some analysis. Trailing by a run entering the ninth innin...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  16. A World Without Gallo: Can George Karl's Nuggets Survive?

    Zach Lowe

    Predicting the impact of Danilo Gallinari's season-ending knee injury on Denver's playoff hopes is one of the trickiest bits of analysis the NBA's roulette wheel of injury luck has given us this season. The Nuggets might be one of the league's deepes...

    Blog | April 10, 2013