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  1. NFL Week 7 Picks: It Can Only Go Up From Here

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 7 can't be worse than Week 6. Well, it would be very difficult to be worse than Week 6. I was victimized by two of the week's three pick-sixes in the final seconds of games that turned a winning side into a loser (while also pushing th...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. College Football Midterm Shootaround: Revised Predictions and Sec...

    Grantland Staff

    Because time is a fickle mistress, we're already at the midway mark of the 2014 college football season. Where did the weeks go? Well, Dak Prescott ran over them, and Bo Wallace passed through them, and Jaylon Smith sacked them. But that's...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  3. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Recapping the News and Taking a Look a...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays recap the news, adopt the Lions, and take a look at the Packers and Bears. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Grantland NFL Po...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  4. South Alabama Breaks Out of the Lab

    Holly Anderson

    It's daunting work, maintaining a football program. It's downright exhausting building one from scratch, and there are few who know that better than South Alabama Jaguars head coach Joey Jones. The Mobile native and Bear Bryant&am...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  5. Ranking the NFL’s Non-Playoff Teams

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday, I ran through the league's eight divisional leaders and tried to figure out which of them were most likely to hold on to their spots over the 11 weeks to come. Sorry for jinxing you, Colts and Patriots. Today, I'm going to run t...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 7 College Football Awards

    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 | October 13, 2014
  7. Don’t Call It an Upset: Your Weekly College Football Wrap

    Matt Hinton

    This week marks the rough midpoint of college football's regular season - seven Saturdays down, eight more to go - and if you're just showing up for a seat on the S.S. Magnolia, sorry, but that ship has sailed. What were...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. NFL Week 6 Picks: Question Everything

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I was tempted to just make this entire Week 6 preview out of J.J. Watt GIFs from Thursday night's Texans-Colts game and call it a column. I know that he's not better at quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick, if only because Fitz...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  9. Week 7 College Football Viewing Guide: Promenade

    Holly Anderson

    A week after the season's first real cannon fire was exchanged, the SEC West continues its square dance, while the Big 12 teams continue their valiant attempts to swing their partners right the hell out of the playoff. (What? Your h...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  10. L.A. Haunts: I Was Stalked by a Demon Hillbilly Bear at Knott&rsq...

    Emily Yoshida

    In the month leading up to October 31, Grantland editor Emily Yoshida, a person who knows no fear, will visit as many Halloween attractions in the Los Angeles area as will fit into her schedule. This week: taking on the original -...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  11. Week 5 Picks: Award-Winning Performances

    Bill Barnwell

    Today, amid the Friday NFL picks and predictions, we'll be handing out awards for the first four weeks of the season. Before we do that, let's get to a topic that is quickly becoming a widely held opinion: Thursday Night Football is a mess....

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  12. Keep It Simple, Teddy: How the Vikings Should Handle Their Rookie...

    Jason Bailey

    Although other NFL franchises have reached darker quarterback depths -- including the pre-Jay Cutler Bears, the post-Dan Marino Dolphins, and the post-expansion-draft Cleveland Browns -- the recent futility in Minnesota s...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Down But Not Downtrodden, SMU Looks to Get Back to Work

    Matt Hinton

    Contrary to what you may have read lately, there's no black cloud looming over Southern Methodist University. Ominous music doesn't waft over campus. Unsettling groans don't emanate from the statue in Doak Walker Plaza. Students walkin...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  15. Indie, Incidentally: The Rise of Alt-J and What It Means to Be a ...

    Steven Hyden

    The English art-rock band Alt-J constructs songs like it is trying to finish an argument. Every element is applied methodically and with irrefutable logic. On Alt-J's latest LP, This Is All Yours, the guitar and keyboard parts are understat...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  16. 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