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  1. Figuring Out the Falcons

    Bill Barnwell

    It was like clockwork. The Atlanta Falcons (Matt Ryan and Mike Smith edition) posted a winning record by virtue of dominating their opposition in close games. For their first five seasons together, the only knock you could throw at Atlanta's sta...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. Morning Ram-blings: Bad contract team

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Late last week, Grantland's Bill Barnwell posted his annual "All Bad Contracts" team. In other words, the names of the players he believes are the most overpaid. Earlier this week, I posted the link in these Ram-blings but wante...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. RTC: Don't dismiss Texans' turnaround

    Tania Ganguli

    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... The very intelligent Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com thinks the Houston Texans will be better than you think in 2014. He cites statistics that indicate more than a little bad luck was involved in last s...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  4. Don’t Dismiss Texas

    Bill Barnwell

    Something strange has happened in each of the last two NFL seasons. In both 2012 and 2013, the team that finished with the worst record in the NFL and received the first overall pick has responded by immediately making the playoffs the follo...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  5. Barnwell hits Jennings', Griffen's contracts

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- After looking at the most valuable contracts in the NFL, Grantland's Bill Barnwell debuted his All-Bad Contracts team late last week. The Vikings didn't have any players on Barnwell's first list, but they had two appear on his secon...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  6. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, and Other...

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell go to bat on Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, and all the other controversies stemming from the NFL Trade Value columns. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  7. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  8. Morning Ram-blings: Quinn's value

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- When it comes to the many lists of the NFL's top players, opinions vary from person to person and media outlet to media outlet. Over at Grantland, Bill Barnwell has put a little different spin on the usual player rankings permeatin...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  9. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. Morning links: Rivers a top trade asset

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Bill Barnwell of Grantland weighs in with Part 2 of his top 50 most valuable trade assets in the NFL. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ranks No. 19 on Barnwell's list. Rivers is the only San Diego player on the list, and ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  11. How Rory McIlroy Stacks up to Tiger And Jack

    With his Sunday, Rory McIlroy captured the third of his career. This puts him in -- only 44 players have won three majors, and just 19 have done so since the PGA Championship adopted stroke play in 1958. On top of all t...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  12. Patriots LT Nate Solder is a valuable asset

    Mike Reiss

    In an entertaining piece on Grantland, Bill Barnwell produces the first entry of a multi-part list on the top-50 trade assets in the NFL. Barnwell covers numbers 30-50 in Part I and lays out the ground rules at the start of the piece, pointing out th...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  13. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  14. What Should FIFA Do About Soccer Concussions?

    Bill Barnwell

    FIFA's concussion protocol was one of the few blemishes on an otherwise wonderful World Cup. On Sunday, the process failed on the biggest stage. Midway through the first half, 23-year-old German midfielder Christoph Kramer suffered what appeared...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. The Battle for the Best Sports Movie Villain of All Time

    Bill Barnwell and Shea Serrano

    Hi, America. My friend Shea and I are big fans of sports movies. It's very convenient, then, that we both happen to write for Grantland, which is a place where you can do things like create arbitrary lists ranking the best fictional quarterbacks...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  16. The Pitching Championship Belt, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    Click here for Part 1 and the methodology. We kick off the '90s with Clemens's best season as a Red Sox pitcher. After posting a 3.13 ERA and failing to make the All-Star team in 1989, Clemens bounced back in a big way, going 21-6 with a...

    Blog | July 03, 2014