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  1. Welcome to the Super Bag

    Bill Simmons

    You know what really sucks? This is an especially good Super Bowl matchup. The big-picture stakes: Either the Seahawks will become the first back-to-back champs in 10 years or the Patriots will win their fourth Super Bowl and vault their coach and qu...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  2. The Great Defender

    Chris B. Brown

    In the days leading up to Super Bowl XXV, then-New York Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick was searching for any weakness the opposing Buffalo Bills might possess. Powered by four future Hall of Famers, Buffalo's "K-Gun&...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  3. The Third Man: It’s Time to Give Vince Wilfork the Same Cre...

    Robert Mays

    When he's asked about Vince Wilfork, Randy Shannon always starts with the same story. It was the fall of 2001, and Wilfork was a freshman defensive lineman at the University of Miami. The Hurricanes defense, which Shannon coordinated, was t...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  4. Kraftwerk and Beast Mode: A Tale of Two Brands

    Charles P. Pierce

    As the Super Bowl finally groans nearer, let's talk about talking, because this unquestionably has been the most verbose Super Bowl of all time, even by the standards for useless hot air set by earlier Super Bowls. This has been a Super Bow...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  5. Mr. Special Teams: How New England's Matthew Slater Made a C...

    Kevin Koczwara

    The first time the Patriots sent him out on punt coverage, Matthew Slater made it "maybe five yards." He thought he could just run past the two blockers, but as Slater tried to dance around to either side, he got...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  6. The Original Saboteurs of Super Bowl Media Day: ‘Punch It U...

    Bryan Curtis

    Super Bowl media day is a farce. The lady from TV Azteca isn't asking about Bill Belichick's substitution schemes. Players are insulted or confused. A football writer in Phoenix today will scribble this down and think it&...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  7. 'The Grantland NFL Podcast': News Roundup, Live From Ar...

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell

    Live in Arizona, Barnwell and Mays talk about Bill Belichick's press conference, Tom Benson's diet, and things that might have happened at the Pro Bowl. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTun...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  8. Method to the Madness: How Belichick Rules the Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    "Bill Belichick is smart, but sometimes he succeeds just by aiding other teams' efforts to be stupid." I've said that about Belichick a few times now, and while I wasn't aware of his scientific credentials at the time, he&#03...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  9. 'B.S. Report': Bill's Dad and J-Bug

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up his dad and his buddy J-Bug to discuss the Belichick and Brady press conferences, how depressed they are about Deflategate, and more. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check ou...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  10. Brady, Belichick, and Great Balls of Fire: A Front-Row Seat for t...

    Charles P. Pierce

    Because we are a nation of infantilized yahoos, I am able to present to you, verbatim, the second question posed to Tom Brady on Thursday, as he stood behind a lectern to discuss the tempest in a protective cup known as Ballghazi. I...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  11. The Worst Question in Sports: What We Talk About When We Say &lsq...

    Bryan Curtis

    Reporter: "Talk about your ability to process information. Is that something you've always been able to do?" Marcus Mariota: "I don't know ...; " &mdas...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  12. Bill Belichick Responds To DEFLATEGATE Accusations

    Rembert Browne

    "Let me just say that my personal coaching philosophy, my mentality, has always been to make things as difficult as possible for players in practice, and so with regard to footballs, I'm sure that any current or past player of mine would t...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  13. The Beginner’s Guide to DEFLATEGATE

    Andrew Sharp

    Look, I had every intention of ignoring this story all week. It all seemed too bizarre and irrelevant to warrant my attention. The Patriots would get fined, the controversy would pass in a day or two, and we could all move on to focusing on...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  14. ‘It Got Real, Real Bad in a Hurry’: The Obliteration ...

    Charles P. Pierce

    At the end of the third quarter, when the New England Patriots already led, 38-7, and with the rain falling so hard it looked like a solid wall of mist and fog, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee launched one 57 yards through the weather toward Jul...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  15. NFL Playoff Power Rankings: Who Do You Love?

    Andrew Sharp

    Why are you watching football this weekend? I was asking myself that very question this week, and that's when I made this list. It's championship weekend in the NFL. It's time to get prepared. Let's do some human power rankings t...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  16. A Gronking to Remember (And the Ravens Were Nevermore …;)

    Charles P. Pierce

    There was a moment - and not a particularly brief one, either - when I was certain they were going to bounce the snap, or airmail it toward Woonsocket, or let half a dozen hungry, fire-eyed Baltimore Ravens through to devour Ryan...

    Blog | January 12, 2015