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  1. The NFL's Out-of-Nowhere Players

    Bill Barnwell

    The National Football League is an enormous organization with a lot of players. It's actually pretty staggering. The NBA mandates an average of at least 14 players per team, meaning there are about 420 active NBA players during the season. NHL r...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. The Shot Doctor

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesday, Gregg Popovich was named NBA Coach of the Year, becoming just the third person in league history to receive the Red Auerbach Trophy three times. His team went a league-best 62-20, without a single player averaging 30 min...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. How to Fix the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA has never really gotten the first round of its playoff structure right. Those series were in a best-of-three format as recently as 1983, and then the NBA expanded the first round to a best-of-five approach the following year...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. Grantland Writers Roundtable: Jonah Keri, Zach Lowe, Bill Barnwel...

    Grantland Staff

    Our experts weigh in on the continued proliferation of advanced stats, the year's most exciting sports moments, and what to look for in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  6. Bill Barnwell ranks the top assets in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell delivers his annual ranking of the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets, with a few notes from The Sports Guy.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  7. NBA Finals Shootaround: Just Like Heaven

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. 10 Thoughts Written Less Than a M...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  8. The 2012 Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    The year in sports, 2012, told in GIFs and riffs. The Little Giant Here's a video of Lionel Messi scoring 86 goals in the year of our Maradona, 2012, breaking Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals for club and country in a calendar year. It's ...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  9. Ranking the players (and contracts) in the National Football Leag...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Simmons joins Bill Barnwell to rank the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  10. The 21st century is bringing new ways to break down football game...

    Bill Barnwell

    Get ready for an explosion of information that will change how we interpret and understand professional football.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  11. Tales From the Summer League

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA's summer league in Vegas is basically summer camp for basketball junkies. It occupies a bizarre niche in basketball fandom that's built entirely around the idea that all dunks are equally valid and exciting, regardless of whether they're pull...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Sarah Larimer

    1. LeBron James: FEEL THE HEAT LeBron James! Champion of the NBA! Champion of the late-night talk show circuit! And now — champion of Rankonia! Congratulations, LeBron. I know this means a lot to you. Rankonia Pal Chris Ryan has this week's to...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  13. The insanity of crowning a team the next great thing and the NFL'...

    Bill Barnwell

    Why it's dumb to anoint a team ready for the Super Bowl. Plus, breaking down the NFL's Top 100 Players list.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  14. NBA Finals Shootaround: The House That LeBron Built

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Kevin Durant's Very Bad Fourth Qu...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  15. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Finals Preview

    Grantland Staff

    The Shootaround gang is here to break down all the story lines going into today's Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. Is This (Finally) LeBron's Year? The 13 greatest NBA players of all time are Jordan, Russ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  16. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal and JackO

    Bill Simmons

    What, two Grantland columns from Rafe Bartholomew and Bill Barnwell/Jay Kang weren't enough Pacquiao-Bradley coverage for you? You wanted more? How 'bout some good old-fashioned conspiracy talk (and a breakdown of the fight) with our pal Cousin Sal? ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012