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  1. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. The Cardinals: A Gross October Tradition Unlike Any Other

    Michael Baumann

    There are some annoying inevitabilities that come with the calendar: taxes in April, swamp ass in August, and the St. Louis Cardinals in October. I thought we were in the clear this year, because on July 1, the Cardinals were 6.5 games out of first p...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  4. A Defense to Match: Appreciating the Stingy Spartans in the Offen...

    Chris B. Brown

    Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have shared a sideline for more than a decade, first at Cincinnati and now at Michigan State, and in the process they've forged one of college football's great coaching pairings. In recent years the head coach...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: AFC No...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Grantland's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal look at the AFC North, a division with three legitimate contenders (Bengals, Steelers, and Ravens) and one team that's "built for next year" (Browns). Bill and Sal agree the Bengals will lik...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. NFL Regression Party! Which Teams Will Disappoint Us This Year?

    Andrew Sharp

    One of my favorite traditions every year in football is regression season. It's those three or four weeks in August where everyone's quoting DVOA and adjusted win totals and point differential, all in the name of guessing which of last year...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Saluting Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out you cleared revocable waivers at work, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Browns quarterback Johnny "Football" Manziel put together a middling performance in his t...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  8. The 30: The Young and the Rising

    Jonah Keri

    No division has produced more intrigue this year than the AL West. The Angels and A's boast the top two records in baseball, and along with the division-rival Mariners own three of the top four run differentials in the majors. All three AL West ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 AFC North Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Barnwell and Mays get back on the horse and begin their preview of the 2014 NFL season with a look at the four teams in the AFC North. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. #HotSportsTakes: The Perks of Being a True Professional

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Andy Dalton and redemption. CINCINNATI - It's not easy. It's not sexy. It's not cool. It's just work. Day afte...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Battle for SoCal

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out spending time in Billy Beane's opossum kingdom, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: A four-run first inning was plenty for Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, as the Angels opened up the Freewa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  12. A Bengal Under Pressure

    Bill Barnwell

    Timing is a wondrous thing! Today, hours after we published this article, Andy Dalton signed a six-year, $115 million extension with the Bengals. Consider this an argument against that deal. Each week, my portion of the Grantland NFL preview secre...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. How the NL Central Will Be Won

    Jonah Keri

    The baseball world got a jolt Sunday afternoon when, for the first time in three-plus months, a team other than Milwaukee held an outright lead in the NL Central. It didn't last long. The Cardinals, who'd briefly moved into fir...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  14. About Last Night: Fear the Brew Crew

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wondering if Donald Sterling is ever going to get around to naming you as a defendant in a frivolous lawsuit, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy blasted a walk-off...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  15. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  16. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014