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  1. 'Saturday Night Live' vs. the World: A Statisticalish S...

    Joshua David Stein

    A graph of Saturday Night Live's household ratings creates a shape like the Matterhorn over the show's first five years, followed by a sheer rock face in the early '80s that flattens into a long alluvial plain ge...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: AFC So...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal look at the lowly AFC South and decide the Colts are likely the only 10-win team. They can't decide why they don't like the Texans, but they don't; they think Blake Bortles may succeed despite...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. We Went There: Under Armour, Under the Bridge, at the Elite 24

    Jason Concepcion

    The tip of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, jutting like a finger into the East River, is a pretty good place for a basketball game. It's framed by the skyline of lower Manhattan and the regal presence of the Brooklyn Bridge. Tugboats, water t...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. Manchester United’s State of Emergency

    Mike L. Goodman

    You may or may not have noticed, but Manchester United are broken. MK Dons noticed, handing Louis van Gaal the third embarrassing result of his tenure, when they whacked a mostly backup United team 4-0 in the Capital One Cup (a.k.a. the League Cup)....

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bang Bang...

    Molly Lambert

    In the spirit of the Moulin Rouge! version of "Lady Marmalade" and that Pepsi commercial in which Britney, Beyonce, and Pink are Roman gladiators comes the new video "Bang Bang," for Jessie J's new collabo single with ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: James Wagner and Michael Baumann

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Washington Post writer James Wagner about the red-hot Nationals, and to Grantland writer Michael Baumann about Mo'ne Davis fever, college baseball, the AL West, and hexes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  7. The Glue

    Bryan Curtis

    David Mandel, a former Saturday Night Live writer, was asked to name the favorite characters he created for Phil Hartman. Mandel rummaged through his memory banks. "He's probably in every sketch I ever wrote,&...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  8. The Timberwolves Introduce Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to ...

    Steve McPherson

    This is how you launch one of the youngest and most athletic teams in Minnesota Timberwolves history: directly into the yawning Technicolor maw of Middle America, festooned in cardboard Oink Booth crowns, coated in cornmeal batter, and deep-fried, a...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. The Battle for the Best ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Day 4 Resu...

    Amos Barshad

    The final four. The final four! This feels momentous. We need a proper soundtrack. Something big, man. Something epic. One sec ...; one sec ...; OK. OK. Let's get it. Click here for all of our Saturday Night Live at 40 conten...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  10. The It Factor

    Bill Barnwell

    If you want to succeed in the NFL, you simply have to have that "It Factor." The defending Super Bowl champions are led by a quarterback, Russell Wilson, who, Jon Gruden said, "had the 'it' factor unlike any quarterback I&#03...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  11. The Mystery of ‘Gone Girl’ May Drive Us Mad Bef...

    Zach Dionne

    These Finchertastic trailers for Gone Girl are starting to drive me insane. I know there's some kind of a, like, book out there that features the same plot as this movie? I just haven't read it yet! Can I wait till...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  12. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Emmys, ‘The Honorable Woman,&...

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about the Emmys, The Honorable Woman, and The Leftovers. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  13. Taylor Gang: The Rise of Taylor Townsend and a Q&A With Her M...

    Katie Baker and Rembert Browne

    Katie Baker: When rising American tennis player Taylor Townsend arrived to her second-round match at the French Open earlier this May, she caught a glimpse of the scoreboard from an earlier contest involving Serena Williams on the same court. 6-2, 6-...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  14. Is This Thing On? The Eight Most Essential Inessential ‘SNL...

    Steven Hyden

    A history of Saturday Night Live's musical guests is expected to hit certain beats. You must retell the story about how Elvis Costello & The Attractions started playing "Less Than Zero," stopped playing "Le...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  15. Q&A: Ben Mendelsohn on 'Starred Up' and the Art of ...

    Amos Barshad

    In 2012, with a masterfully sweaty turn in Killing Them Softly, Ben Mendelsohn won my heart. The small-stakes crime flick had its issues but deserved a better fate, if only for gifting us with a sharply funny, unromanticized evocation of the...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  16. College Football Shootaround: 2014 Predictions We’re Bound ...

    Grantland Staff

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 26, 2014