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  1. The Midseason TV All-Star Team

    Andy Greenwald

    At the midpoint of their seasons, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL all stick to a similar script. The majority of players - and, by extension, those who write about the players - get a brief, much-needed breather while...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  2. The Biggest Problem With PEDs in Pro Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday afternoon news broke that Ryan Braun was accepting a suspension from Major League Baseball and will miss the rest of the season. It's the sort of news that doubles as a tornado siren for 1,000 different sportswriters jumping out with variou...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. There Will Be No Hummers: The Personal History of a College Baseb...

    Justin Halpern

    I sat in the bullpen of Tony Gwynn Stadium, home of the San Diego State Aztecs, cleaning my cleats in case I got the call to get hot. Next to me were seven other relief pitchers, all of us watching our starter struggle through the second inning of a ...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  4. ALERT: Jadeveon Clowney Is Not Safe for College Football

    Andrew Sharp

    This is not relevant to the NBA or NHL playoffs or baseball or anything else in today's news cycle, but in the spirit of Robert Mays's countdown to the NFL season, let's take a second to look at Jadeveon Clowney, the freak-of-nature hell-beast enteri...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. Mark Titus watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and rates ...

    Mark Titus

    Grantland's NCAA hoops columnist watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and wonders how some of the guys he played with and against ended up being so much better (or worse) than he expected as pros.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  6. CourtVision: Paul Pierce and Father Time

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Grantland's own Jonah Keri talk about some Reds pitcher who had "lost velocity" on his fastball. As he spoke, I wondered what the NBA equivalent of this would be. Baseball has radar guns that reliably identify...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Miami Continues to Forget to Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting your NIT bracket in before tipoff, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Miami Heat secured their 23rd consecutive victory, overcoming Jeff Green's 43 points to grab sole possession of the second longest w...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  8. The Sports Guy reexamines one of his age-old theories

    Bill Simmons

    What's the Ewing Theory? Where did it come from? The theory was created in the mid-'90s by Dave Cirilli, a friend of mine who was convinced that Patrick Ewing's teams inexplicably played better when Ewing was either injured or missing.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Charlie Pierce on Sports Management

    Charles P. Pierce

    Are the NHL and NFL losing their minds at the negotiating table?

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Bienvenido A Miami!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. In the first major league baseball game of the regular season on American soil, Kyle Lohse pitched six no-hit innings and lasted into the eighth as the...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  12. Cuba's Jose Abreu migh be the best offensive weapon on the planet...

    Jonah Keri

    Jose Abreu is putting up godlike numbers in the closed-off world of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  13. Reality Scorecard: Here Come the Baseball Wives

    David Jacoby

    Noun + "Wives" = Reality Show Since 2006, this simple formula has brought us Real Housewives, Mob Wives, and Basketball Wives. The appeal of this "Noun + Wives" genre is complicated. If you asked viewers why they enjoy the "Noun + Wives" shows, th...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  14. The World Series: At Least it's Beating Whitney

    Robert Mays

    Wednesday night marked the first installment of this year's Fall Classic. The 2011 World Series features a counted-out bunch of pro's pros squaring off against the league's most explosive and exciting lineup. Chris Carpenter's masterful work on the m...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  15. Rafe Bartholomew Interviews Don DeLillo About Underworld and Bobb...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    An e-mail exchange about Underworld, baseball, and the 60th anniversary of Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  16. Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA lockout

    Malcolm Gladwell

    The author of The Tipping Point explains why owning a basketball franchise has always been a bad business — and ought to stay that way.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011