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  1. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: Grantland Bids Adieu to ...

    Grantland Staff

    On Monday night, Florida State beat Auburn with a thrilling last-minute touchdown drive. The Seminoles' victory ended the SEC's streak of seven consecutive national championships, but it also put a bow on something far more fundamental: the BCS era. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. About Last Weekend: Pack Frozen Out

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy forgoing your senior year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A last-second Phil Dawson field goal gave the San Francisco 49ers a 23-20 win over the Packers at freezing Lamb...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  3. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Watch Your Back, National Football League: Puppy Bowl X Poised to...

    Rembert Browne

    Roger Goodell is an idiot. Who in their right mind would schedule the 48th Super Bowl on the same day as the 10th annual Puppy Bowl? Only a foolish person, especially when considering what Animal Planet has in store this year. The NFL and Fox d...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. Florida State's Real MVP

    Chris B. Brown

    College football teams often hand out honorary awards during the doldrums of spring practice or the offseason conditioning program in order to recognize unsung scout teamers or those who consistently practice with great effort. It's a way for the coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  6. 2014 Grantland predictions

    Grantland Staff

    Our staff's fearless predictions for 2014.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  7. The career of Tony Gonzalez

    Robert Mays

    Tracking the greatest tight end in the history of the NFL on the eve of his final game.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  8. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Me...

    Grantland Staff

    We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There's plenty of bowl-season excitement ahead, but now that the 2013 regular season is in the books — w...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Back to School: Trading NFL Quarterbacks to Their College Teams

    Ian Cohen

    It's pretty clear now that you cannot win a Super Bowl with Matt Schaub as your quarterback. Schaub just lacks that extra gear that sets him apart from the likes of Brady and Manning. The flip side, of course, is that he lacked the extra gear to insp...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  10. The New York Football Injured Giants

    Bill Barnwell

    This wasn't supposed to happen so quickly to the New York Giants. It was only 21 months ago that the Giants were celebrating under confetti in Indianapolis, Super Bowl champions for the second time in five seasons. For all their flaws, Big Blue's two...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  11. The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Bill Simmons

    Chiefs (+3.5) over EAGLES Am I crazy or is this our first entertaining Thursday-night game, like, ever? Even if it's difficult to think of "The Andy Reid Bowl" being anything other than a plastic bowl overfilling with beef brisket and BBQ sauce, le...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  12. When Playing It Safe Goes Wrong: Bruno Mars Is Your Super Bowl Ha...

    Amos Barshad

    The Super Bowl halftime show is a pop institution, growing from its humble roots (your 1967 debut performer: the University of Arizona marching band!) to host wondrous curios (1989: "[Magician/impersonator] Elvis Presto, South Florida–area danc...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. Bill Barnwell on the NFL teams that have the best shot at the Lom...

    Bill Barnwell

    In the final installment of our team-by-team preview, we look at who has the best shot at winning the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  14. 22-Day NFL Warning: J.J Watt Wants to Play Offense; We Smell a Wa...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next few weeks providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. There a...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Royal Flush

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy playing chess while everyone else was eating checkers, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Powered by a clutch Alex Gordon triple, the Kansas City Royals bagged their eighth consecutive win as they held off the T...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  16. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013