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  1. This Is the End: Time for the Week 17 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    I want to find you the perfect Super Bowl bet. It's my holiday gift to you. We're looking for an undervalued long shot with a better chance to get lucky for four weeks than everyone realizes. A good exampl...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. The Sports Guy’s Week 16 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday column trying to figure out the exact moment when God started hating Cleveland (and whether He actually does hate Cleveland), click here. And now, the Week 16 picks ... (Home teams in caps.) JAGS (-4) over Ti...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. College Football Viewing Guide: 2014-15 Bowl Fact Sheet

    Holly Anderson

    Bowl season is upon us. You probably have many questions. We're here to help, with the absolute least you need to know about each and every bowl game. College football's draw is in its anthropology, and what demands examination mor...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Chicago’s First Scapegoat: Jay Cutler

    Bill Barnwell

    If I told you that the Bears would be the NFL's biggest newsmakers this week, you would assume they had fired somebody. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Head coach Marc Trestman. General manager Phil Emery. M...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  5. Triangle All-Stars: Briles, Bo, Bosa, and the Lords of College Fo...

    Grantland Staff

    We opened the 2014 college football season by presenting our preseason Triangle All-Stars, a group so weird and wonderful that most of them played or coached their way out of contention for our postseason list. Triangle All-Stars burn bright, and the...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. 2014 College Football Demerits: The Year’s Worst Underachie...

    Matt Hinton

    Last week, we toasted the best of college football's regular season. Today, we're supplying the yang to that yin: the very worst of the year. The Gamecocks began the season right where they'd ended each of the previous three: in the ...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  7. The Week 15 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    We split Friday's column into two parts. If you missed my piece about Chainsaw Dan Snyder and the Deadskins, click here. Here are the Week 15 picks. (HOME TEAMS IN CAPS) RAMS (-5.5) over Cards I stand by this now-ridiculous pick. The...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  8. College Football Bowl Superlatives: Most Playoff-y, Most Corrupt,...

    Matt Hinton

    If you were under the impression that the arrival of an honest-to-god playoff at the center of the college football solar system signaled the withering of the "traditional" postseason system, think again: Old bowl games don&rs...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. Finally, Four: Ohio State’s B1G Bliss, Baylor and TCU&rsquo...

    Matt Hinton

    Before we say anything else about Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State, the four teams selected for college football's inaugural playoff, let's dispense with any notion that the process for filling out the field should h...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  10. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: College Football Championship Week Awa...

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  11. The Week 14 Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Two quick plugs, because it's officially the holiday season and I will NEVER catch you in a more charitable mood. Did you know that we released a 30 for 30 fifth-anniversary holiday gift set that includes five Blu-rays and 100 documentaries...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  12. ‘Grantland NFL Podcast’: Bears-Cowboys, AFC Playoff P...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Bill Barnwell makes Robert Mays relive last night's disastrous Bears-Cowboys game, then they preview the AFC playoffs before a special guest arrives onto the scene. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sport...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  13. Cousin Sal’s Week 14 Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    On to the Thursday-night game ... Cowboys/Bears over 26 points in the first half I don't know what happened exactly, but the Bears have decided against running the ball this season (38/62 run-to-pass ratio). Chicago running backs took a...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  14. Championship Weekend Preview: TCU vs. Baylor, FSU vs. America, an...

    Matt Hinton

    Less than 72 hours remain in college football's regular season, which means we know most of what we're going to know before the playoff selection committee reveals its final hand on Sunday. But if the past 15 years have t...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  15. Mississippi State’s Poached Dreams: Your Weekly College Foo...

    Matt Hinton

    To the outside world, no. 19 Ole Miss's 31-17 win over no. 4 Mississippi State on Saturday represented a much-needed thinning of the playoff field: Following the Bulldogs' expulsion from the ranks of upper-echelon contenders, the...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  16. The Week 13 Mailbag: Giving Thanks, Making Picks

    Bill Simmons

    On Sunday night, I thought I had a foolproof plan: Watch Survivor Series with my son, record the Giants-Cowboys game on DVR, then rip through the second half of football after wrestling ended. Of course, I never expected to miss the most randomly thr...

    Blog | November 26, 2014