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  1. The Year in "Holy S---!!!"

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp and Sarah Larimer

    It is the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to look back at what just happened. Remember, reflect. Or, in today's case, rejoice at all the most surreal moments and humans we saw in sports in 2013. The sort of stuff for which the onl...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  2. The NFL's Three-Quarters-Season Awards Winners

    Bill Barnwell

    Believe it or not, we're already three-quarters of the way through the NFL season. As we approach Week 14, each team has 12 games in the books and four games left to go, which means that it's time to take stock of the league at the quarter pole. Toda...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. NFL Thanksgiving Viewing Guide

    Bill Barnwell

    There's actually an exciting slate of Thanksgiving Day football games this year! Well, sorta. Lions-Packers would be a monumental tilt, but with Aaron Rodgers almost surely out with his broken collarbone, the Packers will have to turn to Matt Flynn f...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. Aaron Rodgers, the Packers, and the Crazy NFC North

    Robert Mays

    On the craziest day of the NFL season — as the Chargers hung 41 on the Chiefs, Tom Brady put together another classic, and the Cardinals stepped right into the playoff race — the NFC North still did its best to remain the most insane situ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  5. Bill Simmons on Calvin Johnson

    Bill Simmons

    If you haven't already, you need to start paying attention to Calvin Johnson, because you might never see someone like him again.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  6. The Occasionally Brilliant, Mostly Infuriating Detroit Lions

    Robert Mays

    After yesterday, I have all the proof I need. I don't know what it is about this year, but I'm now convinced that more teams than ever just have no interest in going to the playoffs. The Bengals held off the Browns, but they needed two defensive scor...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  7. Week 8 Fantasy Football Review: If You're Miserable, We've Got Yo...

    Matt Borcas

    Don't be alarmed if you notice a preponderance of C.J. Spiller jerseys in your neighborhood on Thursday night. Spiller was easily the most frequently cited player in the fantasy horror stories you guys sent me after Week 8, and thus should make a won...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  8. NFL Run & Shootaround: Sad Song

    Grantland Staff

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. How 'Bout Them ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. About Last Weekend: A Series of Mistakes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting your attempt to introduce that exchange student living in your home to the joyful simplicity of America's pastime, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A weird weekend in the World Series left the Cardi...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell on Calvin Johnson and Week 8

    Bill Barnwell

    The legendary performance of Calvin Johnson, plus the rest of the Week 8 news.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  11. Week 8 NFL Viewing Guide: Diamonds in the Rough

    Robert Mays

    There's no use in deluding ourselves — this week's slate of games is pretty terrible. After maybe the most anticipated prime-time matchup of the season last Sunday, the most we have to look forward to in Week 8 is a Cowboys-Lions game in which ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  12. Week 6 Fantasy Football Preview: Cam Can, and Damn It, So Can You...

    Matt Borcas

    Before we talk about the upcoming slate of games and their fantasy implications, a quick note of mourning: HOYER THE DESTROYER is dead. Long live HOYER THE DESTROYER. From a fantasy standpoint, Brian Hoyer's torn ACL slightly decreases the val...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  13. Grantland NFL Podcast: Julio Jones, League of Denial, and Looking...

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell talk about the Frontline special League of Denial and NFL news before recapping last week's action. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iT...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  14. The Quarterback-less NFL MVP Rankings

    Robert Mays

    For someone who loves both giving awards and pro football, I should love the NFL MVP race. And maybe I would, if it weren't completely devoid of fun and/or intrigue. Bill Barnwell wrote about this in detail amid last year's uncharacteristically m...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  15. NFL Viewing Guide Week 4: Megatron vs. Peanut, Round 12

    Robert Mays

    Cornerback-WR Matchup of the Week Charles Tillman, Bears vs. Calvin Johnson, Lions; Sunday, 1 p.m. ET Someday, when Charles Tillman's career is over, this is the moment Bears fans will point to when mentioning him as the best cornerback in th...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  16. Grantland NFL Podcast: The Colts' Big Win, Josh Freeman's Benchin...

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell talk about the benching of Josh Freeman and review the best NFL Week 3 action before turning to their Sunday spent adopting the Lions. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Gra...

    Blog | September 25, 2013