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  1. Best Director: Who's in, Who's Out, Who Will Get Snubbed

    Mark Harris

    On Tuesday, the Directors Guild of America announced its five nominees. No eyebrows were raised. No foreheads were furrowed. The words "snub" and "unexpected" and "wild card," which had been pawing the ground and snorting, were forced to stay in thei...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. NFL Divisional Round Pain and Gain

    Robert Mays

    Wild-card weekend was a nearly perfect weekend of football, and it's because what we got out of it is exactly what we hoped for. The first round of the NFL playoffs is supposed to be about craziness. We want 45-44 wins, and weird upsets, and Beast Mo...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Midseason Premier League report card

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman

    Looking at the story lines and statistics that have shaped England's top flight.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  4. The NFL Discard Pile

    Bill Barnwell

    While the NFL dropped an incredible weekend of wild-card action onto our televisions this past weekend, the 20 NFL teams without playoff berths continued to move on with their respective offseasons. In the middle of writing previews and recaps, I was...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. House of Cards Season 2 Trailer: Ready for Kevin Spacey's Vice-Pr...

    Zach Dionne

    Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood raising his hand and swearing to God inspires a hell of a lot more fear than faith. This is the man, after all, who perpetually breaks the fourth wall to spit venom re: D.C. and all America's governmental frivolity, vio...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  6. It's Time to Talk About the Nightmares That Old Spice Momsong Com...

    Mark Lisanti

    Whatever your rooting interest over the NFL's wild-card weekend, there is no debate about its ultimate winner: a certain purveyor of mass-market body-odor neutralizers with a penchant for the absurd. And for the disturbing. And for the … hold o...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The Colts' Hollywood ending was just the opening act in an NFL weekend that kept us glued to the couch.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  8. Cousin Sal's NFL Wild-Card Weekend Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 17: +60,000 jermajesties Season total: -134,500 jermajesties (Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.)...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  9. Grantland NFL Podcast: Previewing This Week's Wild-Card Round

    Grantland Network

    The Grantland NFL Podcast returns with swooning affection for Phil Emery's press conference and previews of this week's wild-card round. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast networ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. NFL Playoffs Stock Watch: Which Units Are Trending Upward/Downwar...

    Robert Mays

    Since moving to Baltimore, the Ravens' identity has been mostly tied up in one thing: defense. It was how they won their first Super Bowl, it's the side of the ball where their stars played, and when we look back on the first two decades of Ravens fo...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. Afternoon Links: Give Kanye a Time Machine for Christmas and He'l...

    Zach Dionne

    On a Yeezus tour stop in Chicago, Kanye decided to use his Auto-Tuned "Runaway" improv sesh to sing about Michael Jordan instead of being pissed off about everything in the entire world. ('Tis the season!) It was such a hit, people actually started s...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  12. Afternoon Links: Kevin Spacey Is Back in Menace Mode for House of...

    Zach Dionne

    Just two more months till you can spend your Valentine's Day plowing through Netflix's second season of House of Cards. For now, you've got two minutes' worth of Kevin Spacey talking ominously about pain and suffering and butchery, accompanied by tho...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  13. Golden Globes 2014 Nominations: American Hustle and 12 Years a Sl...

    Zach Dionne

    This year's batch of potential Golden Globe winners was announced at the usual ungodly hour of 5 a.m. in Los Angeles this morning, and holy Hamm's beard are there a lot of these things. A few key notes from the film department, to start: The Wolf of ...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  14. Afternoon Links: Fast 7 Has Pressed Pause

    Zach Dionne

    In the wake of Paul Walker's death (revealed today to be "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries"), Fast & Furious 7 is going on indefinite hold. The movie was facing a tight turnaround to follow up this year's successful sequel; the ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. An Early Holiday Wish List for the Out-of-the-Running NFL Teams

    Robert Mays

    Every season, Thanksgiving is about when we start figuring things out, and this year is no exception. Several teams made their playoff case last week, with the Saints, Panthers, Colts, and Eagles all gaining ground in either a division or wild-card r...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  16. NHL quarter-season evaluation

    Sean McIndoe

    A fourth of the way through the season, which teams are emerging as true contenders, and which teams are fading away?

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013