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  1. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Contenders

    Sean McIndoe

    And then there were seven. After covering the bottom feeders, the middle of the pack, and those that defy any logical projection, NHL season preview week wraps up today with our final group of teams: the best of the best. If you've been...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. College Basketball Previews: The All-Americans

    Shane Ryan

    Yesterday we looked at the Third Team and the All-Stoppers squad, and now it's time for the best of the best. Tomorrow is opening day in college hoops, and I'll be previewing the top 10 games. For now, here are my 10 top players for 2012-13. All stat...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  3. How to Make It As a Mid-Major: Wichita State and Northern Iowa&rs...

    Brett Koremenos

    Two of the nation's best college basketball teams will face off Saturday. Only instead of occurring in one of college basketball's usual hotbeds, like Lexington, Louisville, Chapel Hill, or Durham, this game will tip off in the un...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  4. Ethan Hawke Is the Emotional Scotch Tape That Holds the Fun '...

    Kevin Lincoln

    With the success of Boyhood, Ethan Hawke is having a bit of a moment. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor -- his second nomination in the category! -- and his movie will likely take Best Picture, unless the Academy decides to go electric and g...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  5. In Praise of the Elusive Goalie Controversy

    Sean McIndoe

    Goalie controversies are almost always fun. There are two guys (or more), one job, and a whole lot of passive-aggressive sound bites about just wanting what's best for the team. If we're really lucky, the two guys involved activel...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  6. Q&A With Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic: On Theme Parks, Nick...

    Zach Lowe

    Nikola Vucevic has seized the title of "best player nobody knows about." Playing for a lottery team in Orlando can do that to a guy. The title cuts both ways: It gets you buzz, including All-Star buzz, but it doesn't nec...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  7. Left Brain–Right Brain: Is Diego Costa a Ticking Time Bomb ...

    Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    Yesterday, Chelsea beat Liverpool, 1-0, in extra time of the semifinals of the League Cup. Branislav Ivanovic scored the winner, Thibaut Courtois continued to be the best octopus Stamford Bridge has ever seen, and Diego Costa stomped on two ankles an...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  8. The Kid Love Left Behind: Andrew Wiggins Gives Minnesota a New Ho...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In about two weeks, the NBA will host the "Rising Stars Challenge" as part of All-Star Weekend festivities in New York. The contest features the league's best rookies alongside its best second-year players. Given the tremendous hy...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  9. NBA Overnight: Here Comes the Cavalry!

    Grantland Staff

    The two best players on Earth clashed, the Pellies held their own against Dallas, and Hassan Whiteside messed around and scored a triple-double. Let's run down all of Sunday's NBA action. Andrew Sharp: The third quarter of Cavs-Thun...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  10. Songs of the Week: The ‘Sorry 4 the Wait 2’ Mixtape W...

    Rembert Browne and Chris Ryan

    Rembert Browne: Lil Wayne has a new mixtape out, Sorry 4 the Wait 2. This is worth noting because Wayne mixtapes are, historically, big deals. Mixtape Wayne is one of the best rappers who has ever lived. SQ1, Dedication 2 (...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  11. Lowbrow Highlights: The Nightmare Skeleton Arrives on ‘Real...

    David Jacoby

    Vanderpump Rules this week? Not gonna lie, kind of boring. The Challenge this week? Made me sad. The Bachelor was solid, but it certainly didn't knock my socks off. But none of this matters because THIS WEEK WE HAD ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  12. The Apathy and Absurdity of the NHL All-Star Game

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL kicks off its annual (usually) All-Star Weekend tomorrow, as the league's best players (sort of) head to Columbus for three days of events that will show off the best the sport has to offer (not really). But while Saturday&rs...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  13. The 15th Round

    Bill Simmons

    "Wait a second, what's this? Manning's corner is throwing in the towel for the 15th round! The referee is stopping the fight!!! It's ov-ah! It's ov-ah!!!!! The winner and eternal best QB of h...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  14. ‘Togetherness,’ ‘Transparent,’ and TV&rsq...

    Andy Greenwald

    The funniest thing to happen during the Golden Globes had nothing to do with Tina and Amy. It was the moment when Showtime's The Affair, a somnolent buzzkill of a series, was somehow handed the trophy for Best Drama Series. As the jubilant cast ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  15. Final 2015 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Best Director, Best Pict...

    Mark Harris

    Going into Tuesday's announcement of the Directors Guild of America nominations, the Best Director Oscar race was a mess - five slots and a dozen contenders, all but two of them toting some serious baggage in their struggle to pus...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  16. Oscar Nomination Predictions, Part 3: Best Actor and Best Support...

    Mark Harris

    In the last couple of columns, I complained that many of this year's Oscar-nomination races are too pat, too predictable, prematurely entrenched, and lacking in depth. Well, that's all over. We're up to Best Actor, and w...

    Blog | January 13, 2015