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  1. Things Fall Apart: The Demise of the Chicago Bears Defense

    Robert Mays

    A year ago, the Chicago Bears won 10 games the only way they could. They finished first in defensive DVOA — the eighth time in Lovie Smith's nine seasons that they'd ranked in the top 10. And thanks to career years from players like Charles Til...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  2. Are You Ready for the NFL's Flopping Era?

    Andrew Sharp

    Last week Brian Urlacher, while making an appearance on Fox Sports 1, said that his Bears teams would often fake injuries to slow down opposing offenses. "We had a guy who was the designated dive guy," he said. "It wasn't coached, but it was part of ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  3. The Debut of Our NFL Preview Podcast Series with Bill Barnwell an...

    Bill Barnwell

    You know we had to do the podcast. Robert Mays and I talk a lot about football. We exchange texts. We talk on Gchat. During those times when we are both in Grantland's Los Angeles offices, we talk about football at great length, even in times whe...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  4. 105-Day NFL Warning: Remembering Brian Urlacher

    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 three and a half months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's retu...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Don't Count Out the Champs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy concocting an elaborate theory in which the film The Faculty exists as a prequel within the Fast & Furious universe, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: LeBron James had a triple-double and scored the game-winnin...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  6. The NFL's Craziest Draft-Trade What-Ifs of the Past 15 Years

    Robert Mays

    Every now and then, our boss, Bill Simmons, will forward some of his reader mail to me and fellow Triangle editor Chris Ryan. Most of the time, it's to troll us about our favorite teams (Brian Urlacher's pre-draft ascension was entirely legitimate, a...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Brian Urlacher and the Complicated Good-byes to Franchise Icons

    Robert Mays

    To those looking for the signs, Brian Urlacher's time in Chicago ended about two months ago. Lovie Smith's departure certainly didn't help, but it was Rod Marinelli's decision to turn down an offer to stay on as the team's defensive coordinator that ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. Ed Reed, Brian Urlacher, and the Curse of the Hometown Premium

    Bill Barnwell

    You're probably familiar with the "hometown discount," the millions of dollars that a player entering free agency is supposed to leave on the table so he can exhibit loyalty to the piece of laundry that acquired his rights (often with little or no in...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Now the Heat Are Just Screwing With Us

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were too busy lamenting the fate of your already busted NIT bracket, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: LeBron James had a triple double as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 24 games, overcoming a 27-point d...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  10. Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Chicago Bears' Offensive Tackle Prob...

    Robert Mays

    With free agency and the draft process revving up, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the rest. This is the latest in a team-by-team look at the offseason tasks that just can't get botched. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  11. The Trenches NFL Podcast: Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam

    Robert Mays

    Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam discuss player relationships in NFL locker rooms, saying good-bye to star players, and the best running backs of all time. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Break Up the Wizards!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: LeBron James posted a triple-double, but Jordan Crawford (22 points) and the lowly Wizards somehow upset the Heat 105-101 for their second win of the sea...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. The Huddle: MJD's Flip-Flopping, the Bullish Falcons, and Brian U...

    Robert Mays

    The Jags train is leaving the station. Or not. Whatever. In the past 12 hours, yet-to-report Maurice Jones-Drew has gone from very upset about some of his new owner's public comments to maybe not so upset anymore. Early Tuesday, Jags owner Shad Kh...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  14. The Huddle: Andrew Luck's Debut and Other News From Around the NF...

    Robert Mays

    The NFL's real preseason started in earnest this past weekend (I refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the Hall of Fame Game), and with the first set of games in the books, we're here to sling around the latest football news. 1. Andrew Luck's debu...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  15. Quotes of the Week 2.0

    Sarah Larimer

    "He's a good running back ... He does a good job for them," -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher on Denver quarterback Tim Tebow. Bahahaha. Good one, Brian. Well played. We love a good line as much as the next guy. So we were thrilled when ...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  16. Reality TV Stars Dating Athletes: Our Modern Scourge

    Jenny Johnson

    There are few things in this world that truly bore the shit out of me. Children's sporting events, dance recitals, conferences, being delayed at the airport, mandatory workshops, etc. But nothing bores me more than seeing two slightly famous people &...

    Blog | October 21, 2011