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  1. The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer

    Mike L. Goodman

    Just because the World Cup is over doesn't mean soccer stops. Soccer never stops; that's one of its biggest appeals. There are so many different teams, leagues, club competitions, and international tournaments that, if you want to...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. Lightning Round: Can 'Jersey Boys' Appeal to Anyone Und...

    Matt Borcas, Mia Galuppo, Alex Shultz and Riley McAtee

    At a recent office meeting, Bill Simmons expressed sincere doubts that anyone under the age of 70 would appreciate Clint Eastwood's take on Jersey Boys. So naturally, he asked Grantland's four college-aged interns to watch and cri...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. If Nothing Else, This Insane Reddit Groupie Thread Is a Great Sou...

    Emily Yoshida

    Every once in a while, a Reddit thread comes along that not only has wide enough appeal to get play in Twitterland and Facebookville, but is able to take on a life of its own, a wriggling amoeba that divides and grows ad infinitum into a beautiful se...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  4. The Modern Male Crisis of Esquire Network

    Carles

    The purpose of a television network is to curate a cohesive grouping of shows that appeal to a specific target market and to profit from said market. A network identifies a set of common interests within a demographic and attempts to retain audience ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  5. Battle for the Best Song of the Millennium: This Is the End

    Steven Hyden

    When you get to be Steven Spielberg at the end of the Academy Awards with the Best Picture envelope in your hand, you don't waste the public's time with a long-winded preamble. You stare into the teleprompter and dutifully read off the mass-appeal en...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  6. Defending A-Rod: Breaking Down the Rodriguez Appeal

    Gabe Feldman

    It finally happened. After months of rumors and speculation surrounding the Biogenesis fallout, Major League Baseball suspended 13 players for performance-enhancing drug violations this week. The suspensions included a 211-game ban for Alex Rodriguez...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  7. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    While the standings may not say it right now, the Miami Marlins, thanks to a crop of elite prospects, have one of the brightest futures in the league.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  8. Q&A: Slim Thug on His Twitter Pitch to Bring Dwight Howard to Hou...

    Ian Cohen

    Dwight Howard has approximately 30 million reasons to stick with the Lakers this offseason, so rival suitors have found it necessary to resort to the intangible: Atlanta thinks playing in his hometown would appeal to D12, the Warriors are banking on ...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  9. Charlie Weis Needs an Intervention, and the Disarming Appeal of N...

    John Brandon

    Saving the Kansas coach from himself, and the rest of the week in NCAA football.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  10. Video on Demand Report: The Avengers in the Comfort of Your Home,...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner The Avengers Are you the last holdout on The Avengers? Because it's one of the biggest movies of all time — I saw it twice in the theater, and I didn't even like it that much — taking all the appeal of a superhero ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. Chavez Jr., 24/7, and the Heel-ing Process

    Eric Raskin

    Much of boxing's appeal comes from its simplicity. Never mind the handful of rules that aren't inherently obvious to the first-time observer, the scoring system that is so open to interpretation as to be closed to explanation, and the myriad strategi...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  12. Trailers of the Week: Killing Them Softly, The Paperboy, Skyfall ...

    Rembert Browne and Dan Silver

    Killing Them Softly (October 19) Silver: Brad Pitt should just forget about mass-appeal fare like Moneyball and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He's so perfectly suited for characters that exist on the fringes — 12 Monkeys, Fight Club...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  13. New Orleans Saints Bounty Litigation: Explained!

    Gabe Feldman

    As expected, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell denied the appeals of the Bounty Four, setting off a string of lawsuits that shifts the scene from the NFL offices to a federal courthouse in New Orleans. The lawsuits center on the scope of the commissione...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  14. Spelling Bee Retro Blog!

    Shane Ryan

    I don't think there's a TV-watching soul in America who doesn't love the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It cuts across boundaries and appeals to the frightened child in all of us — that petrified little tyke who remembers the drama and heartbre...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. Brian McKnight Refuses to Get Porny at the Blue Note, Still Manag...

    Rembert Browne

    I did not want to see Brian McKnight last night. The idea of covering an event just for the thrill of a juicy story does not appeal to me. Seeing Brian McKnight in concert, after having written two weeks ago about his unusual decision to release a...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  16. The Brave New Swearing, Cage-Fighting, Science-Craving World of A...

    Tara Ariano

    Most TV specials documenting people living in cloistered communities appeal to audiences by busting out the most shocking details of such people's private lives. (Indeed, the very title of TLC's upcoming Breaking Amish draws a connection from the ex...

    Blog | April 18, 2012