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  1. The NFL's Out-of-Nowhere Players

    Bill Barnwell

    The National Football League is an enormous organization with a lot of players. It's actually pretty staggering. The NBA mandates an average of at least 14 players per team, meaning there are about 420 active NBA players during the season. NHL r...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Blood and Guts and Another Steve Smith Masterpiece

    Andrew Sharp

    On the first play, you could tell there was nothing to worry about. Joe Flacco rolled out, hit Steve Smith in the flat, and Smith immediately stiff-armed some helpless corner to the ground, picking up an extra five yards and a first down. Because wha...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. NFL Week 4 Winners and Losers: Put Your Goggles On for Teddy, Luc...

    Robert Mays

    TEDDYYYYYYYYYYY!!! The joy of watching Teddy Bridgewater yesterday was dampened a bit when a twisted ankle sent him to the sideline for the end of the game. But, man, was he fun. Football is occasionally simple. Teddy Bridgewater was a good colleg...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  5. Cary Williams vs. the World

    Andrew Sharp

    You may have heard about this earlier in the week, but Eagles cornerback Cary Williams thinks the team is practicing too much. He said as much after the Eagles survived the Redskins to go 3-0: "It's just tough, man. We have to start taking ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  6. NFL Week 3: Peterson, Picks, and the All-Outrage Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We made the mistake of holding this column for one hour because we thought Roger Goodell might actually say something interesting, thoughtful or sincere in today's days-too-late press conference. I left my thoughts on my Twit...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  7. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  8. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Roger Goodell, Ravens-Steelers, and th...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    The Grantland NFL crew give their thoughts on Roger Goodell and Baltimore's win over Pittsburgh before previewing the rest of Week 2. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here&...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  9. Roger and Us: How the Press Has Covered Goodell

    Bryan Curtis

    When Scott Pelley appears on Thursday Night Football, when James Brown inveighs against feminizing words like "sissy" - well, we've entered a new and interesting phase of commenting on sports. Here are three th...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. The Goodell-Must-Go Bag

    Bill Simmons

    My Thursday-night pick: Baltimore -2.5 over Pittsburgh. Who cares? Does ANYONE care? Let's break out the special-edition "HOW THE HELL DOES ROGER GOODELL STILL HAVE A JOB?" mailbag! But first ... how the hell does Rog...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  11. Cousin Sal’s Week 2 Prop Bets!

    Sal Iacono

    Opening week was not all we degenerate gamblers had hoped for. I personally went in the hole 8,000 jermajesties. And I wasn't alone. It turns out some people actually bet real money on these games. Vegas cleaned up. Jay Kornegay, vice presi...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  12. What Does It Take to Get Roger Goodell Fired?

    Andrew Sharp

    I don't know if I believe that the NFL hadn't seen the Ray Rice elevator footage before it was released by TMZ on Monday morning. It's just impossible. The NFL is the most powerful league on earth, with unlimited funds and its own secu...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. NFL Season Predictions, Part 3: The Rising

    Bill Barnwell

    After the grimness of spring and summer, real professional football is finally back. For this sunny, happy day, it's only appropriate to provide a rosier outlook during today's installment of the NFL preview. With the eight worst teams in f...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  14. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: AFC No...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Grantland's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal look at the AFC North, a division with three legitimate contenders (Bengals, Steelers, and Ravens) and one team that's "built for next year" (Browns). Bill and Sal agree the Bengals will lik...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  15. Which Rookies Are Turning Heads at NFL Training Camps?

    Robert Mays

    A couple of weeks into training camp and with a set of preseason games behind us, we've firmly entered "grain of salt" season in the NFL. This is the time when players and coaches tend to get overly excited about the you...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  16. About Last Night: Rory Roars

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy beginning a 15-day period of awkwardly pretending like you haven't been traded, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite a double-bogey on the 10th, red-hot Rory McIlroy fired a five-un...

    Blog | August 08, 2014