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  1. A Taxonomy of Puzzling 2014 MLB All-Star Game Roster Decisions

    Michael Baumann

    I know that it's dumb to get worked up over All-Star snubs, because in the grand scheme of things they don't matter. Though, really, neither do sports in general, so once we start getting worked up over sports, it's all...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Draft Night Redux: Nuggets, Sixers Set Their Plans in Motion

    Zach Lowe

    The madness of free agency is nearly upon us, and the NBA world is rightfully focused on the possibility that superstar free agents might jump to rival teams poised to chase the 2015 championship. But not every team can get into those lofty conver...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. About Last Weekend: Rangers Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy exhausting all possible avenues to make sure that X Games cyclist Chase Hawk is in no way related to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ... ALL possible avenues ... here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  4. Four MLB Stories You Might Have Missed While Watching Jenrry Meji...

    Jonah Keri

    With big headlines like the Tommy John epidemic, the historic strikeout rate, and moonwalking closers dominating this baseball season, you're forgiven if you've lost track of some of the subtler stories affecting the 2014 campaign. Here are...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  5. Appreciating Brian Dozier, Rarity Rather Than Blueprint

    Michael Baumann

    The thing to understand about Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is that he's extremely atypical. I can't stress this enough, because if people fail to grasp it, they're going to expect more players like him to come along...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  6. The Perfect Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    The popular choice for the best draft class in league history is the 1974 Steelers. Pittsburgh chose four Hall of Famers with its first five selections that year despite picking 21st and lacking a third-rounder. That's a pretty good draft. Chase...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  7. Mark Buehrle Is Your Projected AL Cy Young Winner, Plus More Fun ...

    Michael Baumann

    We're a little more than a week into the MLB season, and, as usual, people are forgetting how long it takes to iron out the randomness in baseball. Responsible parties will wait until at least sometime in May before making sweeping conclusi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Mark Titus’s NCAA Tournament Predictions, Day 1!

    Mark Titus

    I can't put into words how excited I get for the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament, so I'll let Ben McLemore, Chase Tapley, and Jim Larranaga express it for me. IT'S FINALLY HERE! We have no idea what's about...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. ‘The Walking Dead’ Recap: ‘The Grove’ Sen...

    John Lopez

    The Walking Dead is actually a lot like a zombie. It's a half-rotted, ravenous shell driven solely by its insatiable appetite for flesh/ratings. Sometimes it lumbers so awkwardly that you're tempted to run in lazy circles as it chases you ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  10. Badness, Without Brakes

    Alex Pappademas

    We can discuss how well Need for Speed works or doesn't as a car-chase flick, a road movie, a video-game adaptation, and an action-franchise launch. But let's get right to the only question that matters, namely: "Even knowing what we k...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  11. Q&A: Gordon Hayward on Getting Love in Utah and the Chase-Dow...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a predictably tough year for Gordon Hayward, thrust into a no. 1 role on a rebuilding team that let its starting front line walk in exchange for cap space it used on fringe players. Hayward has proven well-rounded, but his shooting has su...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  12. Jason Sudeikis Is in Talks to Be the New Fletch

    Amos Barshad

    Technically, Jason Sudeikis has already had his non-SNL big-screen breakthrough. First there was the surprise success of 2011's Horrible Bosses, which cracked $200 million (and is getting a sequel, out in the fall); then there was the e...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  13. #HotSportsTakes: While Russell Wilson Chases Dreams, Colin Kaeper...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about two quarterbacks who share the same division, but might not be in the same class. PHOENIX-After a day in the hot Arizona s...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. Roster Doctor: Fantasy Baseball Preview

    Jonah Keri

    If you've been reading Grantland's baseball coverage this spring, you've probably noticed an obsession with Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. Looking for a prime 2014 breakout candidate? Salazar's your guy. W...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. A Wild-Bug Chase: Cracking Cicada 3301, the Internet's Biggest Pu...

    Tess Lynch

    By now, you may have already heard of Cicada 3301, the Internet puzzle that began its third round last Sunday; then again, you may have skipped past it, and with good reason. Its purpose is vague and mysterious, its difficulty level intimidating, and...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  16. Community Is Back. And So Is Dan Harmon. (Oh, Yeah, the Show's Go...

    Andy Greenwald

    All long-running TV shows break bad eventually. It's the nature of the beast: Fuel for the relentless story engine inevitably runs dry, complacency sets in, and the familiarity that was once so appealing slowly curdles into contempt. If you kick away...

    Blog | January 02, 2014