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  1. The NFL Trading Deadline: Who Is the Next Percy Harvin?

    Bill Barnwell

    One of the disappointing things about covering the NFL as opposed to one of the other major professional sports is the lack of in-season trades. Baseball, basketball, and hockey all have active trade deadlines with months of rumors leading up to a fl...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Bill Simmons offers praise for Rush and makes Week 4 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy reflects on the lost power of sports movies with Ron Howard's latest, then makes Week 4 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  3. Bill Barnwell examines LeBron James's possibility for success in ...

    Bill Barnwell

    A definitive answer to the ridiculous question that more than a few people have asked in all seriousness.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  4. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  5. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Lands on Its Head

    Shane Ryan

    Today's Shuffle is going to be a quick one — to get your college hoops fix, check out dispatch no. 1 on Indiana-Ohio State from my Big Ten road trip — but, wow, the wheels have really come off, haven't they? Let's do a list of 10 thoughts...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  6. Tiki Barber's Thuzio service connects fans with their favorite at...

    Rembert Browne

    Tiki Barber's Thuzio service connects fans with their favorite athletes ... for a price.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  7. We Went There: Knicks-Celtics Bring the Rumors and Melodrama at N...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Just four days after their red, white, and blue football team was squeezed out of the NFL playoffs, Boston's sports fans rose from the ashes and reassembled to hoot and holler once more. This time greenly clad underneath L.L Bean parkas and North Fac...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  8. Grantland staff predictions for 2013

    Grantland Staff

    Our staff's fearless predictions for 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  9. Larry Ellison and the Remaking of the America's Cup

    Katie Baker

    During the NBA lockout last fall, Bill Simmons and Jay Kang fantasized about the players breaking off and creating a rebel basketball league. Their proposed name for the alternate universe: The Oracle. After all, as Kang wrote, "we need a commissione...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  10. Missing the Olympics? May we introduce you to the world of profes...

    Nate DiMeo

    Missing the Olympics? May we suggest the obscure, absurd world of professional darts?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  11. April in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. Average number of viewers for NBA games on TNT this...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  12. How can you tell which draft picks are truly valuable?

    Bill Barnwell

    In Part 1 of his NFL draft preview, Bill Barnwell has a new approach to measuring the success (and failure) of the picks.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Da Bears Stay Perfect

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. The Baylor Bears became the first college basketball team to ever compile a 40-0 record and win the national championship. Brittney Griner's 26 points an...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  14. The 2011-12 NBA season has been entertaining, but it could be eve...

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of his review of the NBA season, the Sports Guy has a few ideas for the league office.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  15. The Nuclear Winter is Over: The New CBA, and How the Lawyers Save...

    Gabe Feldman

    Well, that was fun. After nearly 150 days of lawsuits, mediations, intramural flag football games with Kevin Durant, exhibition basketball games in Rucker Park with Kevin Durant, exhibition basketball games in Oklahoma City with Kevin Durant, and lat...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  16. In Defense of Wussing Out in the NFL

    Mark Titus

    My claim to fame is that I was a college basketball benchwarmer, so most people who haven't known me for more than five years are surprised to learn that I also played football in high school. I guess since basketball was my best sport and I still ki...

    Blog | October 07, 2011