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  1. We’ve Reached the Part of the Season When We Realize the Sp...


    The Spurs are a machine - a whirl of interchangeable parts that slices up opposing teams with an efficiency bordering on contempt. When the Spurs are at their best - which, in the Gregg Popovich-Tim Duncan era, could fai...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Duke Gets Stung

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mourning the end of the Hester era in Chicago, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The ACC continued to bring its top teams down to size in the run-up to the conference tournament as Duke was s...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. The Spurs Stay the Spurs: Why San Antonio Will Be Back in the NBA...


    In the modern era, the Spurs have never had to prepare for a season after a potentially franchise-defining loss. After watching the team choke away the last two games of the NBA Finals, I thought my interest in the NBA would never be the same. I had ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  4. 10 Minutes With Royals Ace James Shields

    Jonah Keri

    James Shields has been one of the biggest bright spots on an improved Royals team this year. He's on pace to fire more than 200 innings for the seventh consecutive year, while also ranking among the league leaders in ERA. With an average fastball of ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. Ten burning questions for the upcoming Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers ...

    Zach Lowe

    Do the Pacers have a shot to unseat the Heat? It won't be easy, that's for sure.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  6. Great Moments in Detroit's Playoff Streak

    Sean McIndoe

    [Eds. note: The Red Wings clinched a playoff spot after this post was published.] It's one of the most impressive streaks in recent NHL history: The Detroit Red Wings have gone to the playoffs in 21 straight seasons. In the 30-team era, it's a hug...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. The Accidental Awesomeness of the New York Knicks' Small-Ball Lin...

    Brett Koremenos

    They say that necessity is the mother of invention. That might as well be the motto for the Carmelo Anthony–era New York Knicks. Over the past two seasons, the team has been forced to adjust to a seemingly endless string of injuries. Amid the c...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  8. 20 Wishes for the USMNT in 2013

    Noah Davis

    The United States national team finished 2012 with a record of 9-2-3, tying the best calendar year showing in the modern era. They qualified for the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualification. They beat Italy and Mexico on the road, and tied Rus...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  9. 10 Things You Need to Know About the Red-hot Oakland A's

    Shane Ryan

    For those of you who are Moneyball’ed to death and thought the sun had set on the "Billy Beane as iconoclastic bad-boy genius" era, I've got some bad news: The Oakland A's are the spunky, red-hot team of the moment, and after a four-game sweep ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  10. Game of the Night: Nationals vs. Rays

    Jonah Keri

    The 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays were an unfathomably ugly team to watch. They ranked dead last in baseball with a 5.53 ERA. Their bullpen also fared worse than anyone else, putting up a stupendously bad 6.16 ERA. The pitching staff was manned with plen...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  11. Tip Your Cap to This New Era Ad

    Chris Ryan

    "Once you get north of Division Street, you might as well be in Wisconsin." This is Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman and The Office's Craig Robinson arguing about the virtues of their respective Chicago baseball teams for a New Era hats ad campai...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  12. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Lots to discuss on my Monday podcast with Cousin Sal, including ... Did we really win a three-team teaser this weekend? Why does Tebow drive Cousin Sal so crazy? Why am I getting so much enjoyment out of the Tebow Era? Was Tebow pu...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  13. Grantland Network Podcast: Men In Blazers

    Sod the tactics. In this week's podcast, the Men In Blazers bear witness to a new era of EPL footie, where goals rain heavy and defense is a mere afterthought. The gentlemen examine why so many teams are leaking so many goals this season, praise Robi...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  14. The Tigers' Other Guys

    Jonah Keri

    There are several reasons why Justin Verlander is getting more MVP love than any pitcher in years. Going 23-5 with a 2.36 ERA helps. So does playing for a winning team that's exceeded expectations. But maybe the biggest reason Verlander's the bigg...

    Blog | September 16, 2011