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  1. Analysis: Big Ten Spring Football

    Holly Anderson

    Join us as we take a tourist's glance at the nebulous between-world of spring football, so often neither footbally nor springy. Previously: the ACC, the SEC, the Big 12, and the Pac-12. This week: the Big Ten, where a brea...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. "When we analyze the structures he painted, it appears Ross ...

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    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  4. Oscars After-Party: Crowning Lupita, McConaughey’s Hero, an...

    Grantland Staff

    To read Mark Harris's analysis of the results, click here. Wesley Morris: When a host does most of her hosting down among the audience, the odds are high that the actors seated on the aisle or very near it will be turned into props. Last night,...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Bridging the Analytics Gap

    Bill Barnwell

    As the eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference approaches this weekend, I find myself thinking more and more about the next frontier for quantitative analysis. Authorship certainly isn't a problem, as there's no lack of metric c...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. Welcome to the NFL’s SATs

    Bill Barnwell

    The scouting combine is the most misunderstood event in football. Coverage of the combine has ballooned since 2004, when the NFL Network began offering live wall-to-wall analysis from Indianapolis. The growth of the web has allowed for increased cove...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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