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  1. ‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Tom Ziller and Kevin Pelton

    Zach Lowe

    Zach discusses the Kings with SB Nation's Tom Ziller and talks playoff races and MVP ballots with Kevin Pelton of ESPN.com. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland's podcast YouTube...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. A Look Inside an NHL Awards Ballot

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL handed out its annual awards last night in Las Vegas. As a die-hard hockey fan for the better part of three decades, I've always looked forward to the awards announcement, not just for the show itself, but also for the unveiling of the f...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. Tony Gwynn: 1960-2014

    Jonah Keri

    Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the greatest player in Padres history, and a San Diego icon, died Monday after a four-year bout with cancer. He was 54. On July 28, 1997, Sports Illustrated...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Craig Biggio, Blank Ballots, and the Deeply Flawed Hall of Fame V...

    Jonah Keri

    Three players will be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame this summer, as voters elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on Wednesday. But the first three-man class in 15 years was partly overshadowed by Craig Biggio's nearest of misses, wh...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. The 20 Overlooked Performances That Should (But Won't) Get Oscar ...

    Wesley Morris

    Academy Award voters have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to turn in their nomination ballots, and when the nominations are announced on January 16, there will be six whole weeks to cry and carp about who was robbed. The following list isn't intended to rem...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  7. The Blackfish vs. SeaWorld Battle Spills Over Into the Online Bal...

    Tess Lynch

    When you take your child to a zoo or a marine park, you have to engage in a sort of willful ignorance. The "sad kid at the zoo" photo that made the Reddit rounds a few months ago pictures a kid dressed as a monkey, clinging to the closed park's gates...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. Breaking down baseball's Hall of Fame ballot

    Jonah Keri

    How to fix baseball's Hall of Fame problems. Plus, a look at which 10 players deserve spots on the upcoming ballot.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  9. Roster Doctor: Your National League Fantasy All-Stars!

    Jonah Keri

    We're less than a month away from the MLB All-Star Game, which means writers are starting to fill out their ballots, both actual and virtual. Since the Roster Doctor focuses on the roto world, we figured we'd focus on the fantasy all-stars. We're loo...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  10. We Went There: Roy Hibbert and the Pacers Swat the Knicks

    Zach Lowe

    Roy Hibbert finished 10th in Defensive Player of the Year voting. I didn't list him among the top three of my fake ballot, in part because his own head coach, Frank Vogel, answered an admittedly unfair either-or question by reluctantly concluding tha...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  11. The Screaming Aural Nightmare That Is the 'Best Song' Category (a...

    Alex Pappademas

    The Oscars' Best Original Song category is responsible for Juicy J having as many Academy Awards as Christopher Plummer, and yet I still hate it. That's how bad it is. We could have built an entire Oscar-travesties ballot consisting of nothing but eg...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  12. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and more NBA All-Star selections

    Zach Lowe

    Sure, LeBron and Melo made it. But who else should be Houston-bound? Plus: Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire aren't getting any younger, while Carlton Banks lives forever.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  13. Hall of Fame Ballot Breakdown

    Jonah Keri

    We got The Great Hall of Fame Shutout of 2013, a no-vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America that ensured induction weekend will be free of living beings for the first time in 50-plus years. Players accused (Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa) or k...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Rock, Chalk, OT, Then Jayhawk

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing some very last-minute ballot-box stuffing for the People's Choice Awards, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Kansas avoided an upset in their Big-12 opener beating Iowa State, 97-89, in overtime, as freshma...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  15. The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Jonah Keri

    The voters have spoken: No living soul will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The announcement that no players from this year's Hall of Fame ballot netted the 75 percent vote needed to gain enshrinement has triggered outrage in baseball...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. A Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot That Sadly Won't Be Counted

    Jonah Keri

    The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes 37 players, a few of whom have either admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs, or been found to have used them. The ballot's announcement means a river of sanctimony is about to be unleashed, wher...

    Blog | November 29, 2012