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  1. The Hollywood Prospectus Emmys Preview

    Chris Ryan

    The Emmys! They are tonight! You want to sound informed about the nominees! You want to know the relevant story lines going into the evening so the proceedings don't seem shocking and bizarre! You wish there were a series of short videos breakin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Keep It Like a Secret: The Elegant Wonder of ‘The Honorable...

    Chris Ryan

    If you watch enough soccer, you become familiar with the idea of players passing in triangles. It's one of the tenets of possession-based soccer; in order to keep the ball circulating, three players carve open a defense by passing among the...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Men, Women, Children, Jennifer Garner, and a Sad-Face Emoticon

    Chris Ryan

    No, this is not a scene from the worst Black Mirror never made. It's the saddest Elektra, in GIF form, from the trailer for Jason Reitman's upcoming film, Men, Women, and Children. Garner, who plays a woman with a phone, st...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. The Minor Miracle of John le Carré’s ‘A Most W...

    Chris Ryan

    My favorite line from any John le Carre novel (at the moment, at least; it changes all the time) is from Little Drummer Girl: "Somewhere in every bomb explosion there is a miracle." He was writing about an investigation int...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. The Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers

    Chris Ryan

    Can I interest you in March Madness spiked with second chances? Because that's what we've got on our hands. After a little more than a week of World Cup action, we've seen the defending champions go crashing out, the hos...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania in March. He dry heaved during a match against Slovenia this past Saturday. Nobody knows why this happens - not Mess...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  7. Nobody Needs to Have an Opinion About Jon Singleton’s Money...

    Chris Ryan

    We're going to keep this brief because I don't want to tread too heavily on ground that I am unfamiliar with. Am I familiar with Jon Singleton? Well, I have a soft spot for Higher Learning, and think the Shaft reboot is actually a litt...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  8. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

    Chris Ryan

    The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser sits down with Chris Ryan to talk about his debut solo album, Black Hours, as well as fantasy basketball and much more. You can listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  9. Madness in Memphis and Two Glorious Days of Sports Talk Radio

    Chris Ryan

    With all the Kevin Love rumors and conspiracy theorizing about Cleveland and the lottery (theory: Dion Waiters is a Mason), you may have missed some of the news coming out of Memphis. Basically, the inmates are running the asylum Grindhouse. Zach Low...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  10. Grantland Channel Video: Tough Calls With Jozy Altidore

    Chris Ryan

    This episode of Tough Calls asks Jozy Altidore if he would rather play the World Cup in V. Stiviano's visor or Pharrell's hat, if he would eat cat food for the rest of his life if it meant he would win the World Cup, if he would r...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. We Bought a Tank: Looking Back and Looking Forward with the Sixer...

    Chris Ryan

    Something weird happened at the Celtics-Sixers game on Monday night in Philadelphia. I'm not talking about the Sixers winning -- though that has become a rare enough occurrence during the 2013-14 season (some would say intentionally...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  12. Kyrie Irving Is Being Chomped Up by the Very Machine That Made Hi...

    Chris Ryan

    There are very few NBA players who arrived as such fully formed, ready-to-wear brands as Kyrie Irving. An 11-game career at Duke served as the perfect coming attraction. He seemingly walked off campus in Durham and right into a huge Pepsi&am...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  13. Grantland Channel Video: Anthony Mackie Talks ‘Captain Amer...

    Chris Ryan

    Actor Anthony Mackie talks about his new life as a superhero and the perks of being in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He also remembers long days on the set of The Hurt Locker and talks about whom he would partner with, were he to do True Detec...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  14. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Oklahoma State–Saint Joe&...

    Chris Ryan

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  15. We Made a GIF of Evan Turner's Andrew Bynum Thirst Attack

    Chris Ryan

    Lame bloggers should get a life....

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  16. NBA Overnight: Evil Klay Thompson, Good Russell Westbrook, and No...

    Chris Ryan

    A quick look at last night's NBA action. This game kind of sucked to watch. At one point Jordan Crawford and Lance Stephenson got into it and I thought the world was going to end. This was one of those contests where you feel like -- despite ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014