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  1. The Showstoppers

    Bill Barnwell

    You already know that the defending NFL champions are a unique team. The Seattle Seahawks have a quarterback who is two sizes too small, a running back seemingly powered by candy, and an unconscionably loud home stadium. Something else is strange abo...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Is Yankees Catcher Brian McCann Really Pulling Himself to Pieces?...

    Ben Lindbergh

    New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann has many outs to make and millions to take before he can come close to approaching the pantheon of regrettable Steinbrenner signings. If McCann secretly aspires to assume a place next to the Carl Pavanos and Kei...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. Farewell, Fennec Foxes: A Tribute to Algeria

    Mike L. Goodman

    There's always the temptation to romanticize Cinderella when her story eventually ends. Lots of kind words get written and said about effort, and heart, and determination. The unlikeliness of her accomplishment outweighs the accomplishment...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. Wormhole Wednesday: Carl Sagan, the Original 'Cosmos'-n...

    Tess Lynch

    Considering last Sunday's television schedule, you may not have been one of the 8.5 million viewers who tuned in to Fox's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, but I'm guessing many of us have found the time to catch up by now (Fox has projecte...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. Personal Voyages and Space-time Odysseys: Rethinking 'Cosmos...

    Claire L. Evans

    The first episode of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the 13-part miniseries that made Carl Sagan a household name in the early 1980s, opens with Sagan standing on the precipice of a seaside cliff. He wears an orange anorak and is dwarfed by the ocean. As...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  6. Sunday-Night TV Precap: Carl's Awakening, Kenny's Good-bye, Stevi...

    Grantland Staff

    The Walking Dead: Thoughts on Carl Bill Simmons: I don't mean to backseat drive with The Walking Dead, especially in the middle of such a stellar season. But they're missing the boat with poor Carl, who went through puberty during these first thre...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  7. Rick's Three Questions: The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 3  '...

    John Lopez

    One of The Walking Dead's incidental pleasures — a thrill totally independent of plot progression or body count, both of which were on the low side last night — is that it helps us appreciate all the little perks of civilization we might ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  8. Three Questions: The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 2  'Infecte...

    John Lopez

    This week's The Walking Dead seemed tailor-made to help anyone who has ever bemoaned relationship woes over a pint of microbrew IPA or Chunky Monkey ice cream (i.e., everyone) keep it all in perspective. Sure, who can't relate to thinking you've fina...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Tigers Tame the A's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy investing heavily in Kyle Field grass futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Justin Verlander threw a gem and Miguel Cabrera broke out of his slump with a two-run home run as the Detroit Tigers advanced to t...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  10. YouTube HOF: Space

    Grantland Staff

    Gravity arrives in theaters this weekend, and we here at Grantland are all hyped up on space, despite what appears to be director Alfonso Cuarón's best efforts to make it look like a losing proposition. Here are our favorite moments from every c...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  11. NFL Preview Podcast Series: Buccaneers and Saints

    Robert Mays

    When Barnwell and I decided to start this project — going team by team for our NFL preview — we knew there would be a few spots that got a little rough. This might be hard to believe, but neither of us is too high on the Raiders. But amon...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Seth MacFarlane's Cosmos: When Good Intentions and Huge Egos Coll...

    Emily Yoshida

    Last month at Comic-Con, Fox premiered the trailer for Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a "sequel" to Cosmos: A Personal Journey, the 1980 PBS documentary series created by husband-and-wife team Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The reboot had been announced l...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  13. Afternoon Links: Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates Are Coming to...

    Tess Lynch

    Billy Bob Thornton has been cast as Lorne Malvo in FX's Fargo miniseries, a character The Hollywood Reporter compares to Steve Buscemi's Carl Showalter in the original film. FX's plot and characters don't hail from the 1996 Coen brothers masterpiece,...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. 69-Day NFL Warning: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Now With More Darre...

    Robert Mays

    There's really no way around it — the 2011 Buccaneers were a mess. Tampa Bay finished with a 4-12 record, but the real worrisome part was how it was losing. The Bucs dropped their final 10 games, losing seven games by at least two touchdowns, f...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Fun While It La...

    Grantand Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Stephen Curry, Point Guard? (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) Chris Ryan: With about nine minutes left in the third quarter and the Spurs holding on to a slipping six-po...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  16. The Back-From-Injury NFL Stars Not to Forget in 2013

    Robert Mays

    Few things betray Roger Goodell's unquenchable thirst for power like the NFL's efforts to be a constant fixture in the sports calendar. It's not enough that football dominates Sundays (and Mondays, and now Thursdays) between September and February. N...

    Blog | May 13, 2013