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  1. The Quiet Tragedy of Alvaro Saborío’s World Cup Inju...

    Graham Parker

    I want to talk about the World Cup and injuries. And no, not the speculation about whether Luis Suarez will get well soon, or the unhealthy interest in Mario Balotelli's tender groin currently sweeping Italy. I don't want t...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Men in Blazers: Special Guest, Drake

    Grantland Network

    The Men in Blazers marvel as Manchester City eviscerate United, and celebrate FIFA Day by welcoming Drake onto the pod to share Mario Balotelli stories. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out ou...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Malaga

    Spike Friedman

    In European football, this is the era of the petro dollar. Manchester City was purchased by Sheikh Mansour, of the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates, and over the next two seasons acquired forwards Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  4. Amazing Mario Balotelli Valentine's Day Cards

    Chris Ryan

    We were made hip to this by HeyBelinda. Nothing says "I love you" like Mario ... You can find more of these on

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  5. That Was a Goal: The Premier League Weekend in Five Goals

    Chris Ryan

    The story of the Premier League this weekend, told in five goals. Get some. Adel Taarabt QPR got its much-needed first win of the season on Saturday against Fulham. They owe the three points, largely, to the performance of Moroccan attackin...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  6. About Last Night: Ruh-Roh, Rafa

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thurday. Lukas Rosol, virtually unknown in the tennis world, upset Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon, prevailing with a spectacular fifth set on cente...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  7. Watch Mario Balotelli Score His Goal Against Germany & Before It ...

    Chris Ryan

    You may know Anthony Richardson from his CPUvsCPU YouTube videos, many of which we have featured on Grantland Dot Com Backslash Blog Backslash The Dash Triangle before. But I bet you didn't know Anthony was psychic. Yeah, that's an absolutely true st...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  8. Euro 2012: Free Mario Balotelli!

    Chris Ryan

    Or at least let him speak his mind! On Monday, the Italian striker scored his second-ever goal for Italy, roasting Ireland defender John O'Shea with a volleyed hit to put Italy up, 2-0, on Ireland, in stoppage time, and secure their passage to the Eu...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  9. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Sarah Larimer

    1. Mario Balotelli: Role Model Rankonia Founding Father Chris Ryan is with you, Mario Balotelli, which means you get this week's top spot. "This week, Manchester City and Italian striker Mario Balotelli made headlines by declaring, 'I will not ac...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  10. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Ryan Madson, Breadwinner When you say "YOLO," Andy Greenwald says "Butterscotch Krimpets": "Pour out a little liquor — or at least a little baking soda — for Reds pitcher Ryan Madson. You know how stats dorks like to measure everyt...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  11. Carles on consumng today's current athletes such as Mario Balotel...


    Our bro from Hipster Runoff returns to discuss the meme-ification of the sports world.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  12. Brian Phillips on Manchester City's Mario Balotelli

    Brian Phillips

    The construction and deconstruction of an outsize soccer personality.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  13. Grantland Network: Men in Blazers with John Oliver

    The Arab Spring came to Manchester this weekend as an outstanding City humiliated ten-man United. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review that seismic victory and the rest of the Premier League slate, including Mario Balotelli's philosophic musings, ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  14. Rankonia: The Triangle's Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    Welcome to the first edition of Rankonia, The Triangle's power rankings. Usually these kinds of things celebrate team or individual excellence. We're going another route here - we're celebrating athletes, teams, and coaches whose performances, on or ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  15. Chris Ryan, The Reducer Week 9: Manchester City lights up Manches...

    Chris Ryan

    Manchester City lights up United, while Newcastle's French Revolution continues.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011