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  1. Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) is a staff writer for Grantland.

  2. We Went There: A Tale of Two Premier League Managers

    Bill Barnwell

    During a weekend when the Premier League might very well have been decided in a classic in Liverpool, I found myself in London. Oh well. I don't think I could have afforded tickets to the title-decider, anyway. What I got to see instead in the c...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. The Betting Season

    Bill Barnwell

    Those damn Detroit Lions. As I look back at my 2013 preseason bets, all I can think about is how the Lions snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Sure, the second-half collapse that resulted in the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz probably didn&#...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
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  5. The Rebuilding of Liverpool

    Bill Barnwell

    The long wait to win a Premier League championship might finally soon be over for Liverpool. After standing as English soccer's marquee club for generations - including winning a record 18 titles in the old First Division - Liverp...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  6. Updating the NFL Rulebook

    Bill Barnwell

    Nothing gets the NFL offseason fires stoked quite like voting on things! The league's 32 teams did just that this week at the owners meetings, discussing 22 different possible rule changes. Eight of those changes ended up being adopted in one fo...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  7. Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles?

    Bill Barnwell

    Who would have thought you could learn so much about a quarterback by simply taking the defense off the field? Last week, top quarterback prospects Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles each went through their respective pro day workouts. It's har...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  8. The Best (Fictional) Quarterback of All Time

    Bill Barnwell and Shea Serrano

    Last week, Shea Serrano tweeted at me asking whether I'd ever ranked the best movie and TV quarterbacks. While Bill Simmons ranked the NFL quarterbacks by fictitious counterparts, amazingly, I had never done a full movie and TV ranking. Obv...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Morning links: Bargain hunting

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Bill Barnwell of Grantland examines potential bargains available after the first week of free agency. One player on Barnwell's list that could make some sense for the San Diego Chargers is Houston Texans free agent offensive lineman Wad...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Open Bargain Season

    Bill Barnwell

    If there were a particularly bold-yet-rational NFL team out there, it might very well be smart to use the first week of free agency as a mandatory vacation. The first day of free agency often produces a dizzying number of terrible contracts, and with...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  11. NFL Free Agency, Day 2: An Island Unto Himself

    Bill Barnwell

    After Tuesday's year-opening spending spree indiscriminately heaped barrels of cash on large, athletic men, Day 2 of free agency saw the league's franchises begin to target the best remaining players available and pick off the last star-cal...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. Morning links: Thumbs down on Brown

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Bill Barnwell of Grantland is not a fan of the San Diego Chargers signing running back Donald Brown. Barnwell believes adding talent to a leaky defense should be a priority, the Chargers had enough depth already at the position and coul...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Free Agency Begins

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays rush into the studio to give their thoughts on free agency's fateful opening day. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  14. Free-Agent Frenzy

    Bill Barnwell

    Once Adam Schefter had reported that the Raiders were finalizing a move for Jets tackle Austin Howard early Wednesday morning, the NFL had reached a staggering new high: Its teams had handed out, by my count, more than $1 billion worth of contracts i...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  15. Examining Grantland's 49ers blueprint

    Bill Williamson

    Bill Barnwell of offers a tidy, thumbnail plan for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency. Below is Barnwell's plan and my thoughts on it: Estimated Cap Space: $10,021,111 Likely Cuts: CB Carlos Rogers Who They Should Keep: ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. The 10 Teams That Should Dominate Free Agency

    Bill Barnwell

    After patiently awaiting some semblance of NFL happenings for six weeks while having to sit through interminable distractions like "the Winter Olympics" and "interacting with other human beings in the outside world," professional ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  17. The Money Pit

    Bill Barnwell

    While the football world has been transfixed by one of the more intriguing draft classes in recent memory, a crucial piece of news has flown under the radar: The NFL's hard salary cap is about to rise dramatically. If the reports are true &mdash...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  18. Evaluating Tony Romo: Analytics or skill?

    Calvin Watkins

    There was a major discussion regarding analytics and how it pertains to football last week. Bill Barnwell wrote a nice piece about it on Grantland and this quote from Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt was my favorite. When asked about analytics, Whi...

    Blog | March 03, 2014