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  1. Jason Heyward, Baseball Enigma

    Michael Baumann

    There was a moment after the 2010 MLB draft when four NL East teams suddenly had a young right fielder who was either in the majors or on the way there, and who was expected to one day challenge for MVP awards. Division partisans were suppos...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Miley Cyrus Will Never Learn, Will She?

    Molly Lambert

    There's a quote from America's Next Top Model Cycle 4 that comes up in my mind a lot, from possibly the most famous moment in the show's history. When a contestant named Tiffany was eliminated after giving up on a challenge halfway thr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Box Office by the Numbers: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

    Zach Dionne

    4: New movies this weekend, all of which opened inside the top six. $65 million: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' American weekend-winning total. The Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed r...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  5. Making a Point About the PAT

    Jason Bailey

    Extracting some excitement from extra points seems like a challenge that would sideline even Rumpelstiltskin. But that hasn't stopped the NFL from trying its hand at some curious alchemy. For the first two weeks of the preseason, extra-point att...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  6. Steady As He Goes: Raheem Sterling Has Arrived at Liverpool

    Kevin Koczwara

    In his second full season on Liverpool's first team, 19-year-old prodigy Raheem Sterling lit up the Premier League with nine goals and five assists. He was an integral part of Liverpool's unexpected title challenge and eventual se...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. B.S. Report: Johnny Bananas and David Jacoby

    Bill Simmons

    Five-time Challenge winner Johnny Bananas joins the B.S. Report to discuss his strategy, off-camera details, and much more. Then David Jacoby comes on to talk reality TV. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. The Right Reasons Podcast: ‘The Challenge’ Finale, &l...

    Juliet Litman and David Jacoby

    Juliet Litman and David Jacoby talk about The Bachelorette, The Challenge, and Hope Solo. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To s...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  9. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: 'The Challenge' Fi...

    David Jacoby

    Zach is LeBron, pizza in Italy is disgusting, Laurel is in a class of her own, and Cody has the deepest of all Vs. Such was the week in reality TV. But before anything else, we must marvel in the quiet, Tim Duncan-esque dominance of Johnny...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  10. The Right Reasons Podcast: 'The Challenge,' 'The B...

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman talk about The Challenge, The Bachelorette, and Scottie Pippen's sex life. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts p...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  11. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Raging Rapids, Terrible Poet...

    David Jacoby

    It's been an eventful week in reality TV: Zach from The Challenge might have died, Johnny Reilly from The Challenge might be the the luckiest person on earth, and The Bachelorette's Normcore Nick might have written the worst poem i...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  12. These Shirts Were Made for Laughing: Thoughts on Russell Westbroo...

    Wesley Morris

    There are moments that leave you certain that fashion is a joke. You look at the clothes and laugh and think, Surely, these guys are aware of the comedy. Surely they know that a cropped sweater and midrise culottes with work boots, a vest, and a bowl...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: I (Really Don’t) Love ...

    David Jacoby

    HUGE week for reality TV: Andi Dorfman of House Juan Pablo's Season, Queen of the Scorned, Khaleesi of Greater Atlanta Courtrooms, Bringer of the JuanPablocalypse, and Mother of Roses arrived with an onslaught of ridiculous human beings in...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  14. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Who Are You, and What Have You Done With ...

    netw3rk, Andrew Sharp, Danny Chau, Chris Ryan and Kirk Goldsberry

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: Ever since their stirring challenge to the eventual-champion Miami Heat fell short in Game 7 on the shores of South Beach last season, the Indiana Pacers have been foc...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  15. Class Is Still in Session

    Jonathan Abrams

    Somewhere amid the ankle-breaking crossovers, the crashing dunks, and Jason Williams's elbow passes at the 2000 NBA Rookie Challenge in Oakland, Andre Miller was doing what Andre Miller always does. The 23-year-old Cleveland Cavali...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  16. B.S. Report: Seven-Year Anniversary Special!

    Bill Simmons

    In the first of a three-part podcast extravaganza, Bill Barnwell joins the show to give his thoughts on the 2014 NFL draft, and then Bill Simmons's dad comes on to talk Patriots and Bruins. Listen to the podcast here. In Part 2 of 3, Zach Lowe...

    Blog | May 08, 2014