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  1. Dear Clayton; Love, Pedro

    Ben Lindbergh

    Dear Clayton, Pedro Martinez's 2000 season here. I heard you were having a pretty good year, so I took a look at the stats, and wow: We have so much in common. We're almost identical ERA brothers! Me at 1.74, you at 1.70. Both...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Status Bro: The Inauthentic Authenticity of Maroon 5

    Steven Hyden

    There's a public-relations maneuver common among campaigning politicians and disgraced celebrities that involves the deployment of self-awareness as defense mechanism. The idea is that if you acknowledge the public's perception of...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Nearing the Naked Network

    David Jacoby

    This week of reality TV was dominated by the introduction of Bachelor in Paradise, a show so lowest common denominatory that we at Grantland were compelled to give it the full Shootaround treatment. ABC's new psychotic sexfest in seclusion wasn&...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  4. No One Will Ever Kill 'American Gladiators'

    Zach Dionne

    American Gladiators, which came back for two quick seasons in 2008, is being revived once again."It's a little darker, more intense, more serious. It's a little less red, white and blue," executive producer Arthur Smith ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. The Teacher and the Students: Remembering Maya Angelou in Culture...

    Rembert Browne

    Maya Angelou died this morning, 86 years young. The news is devastating for innumerable reasons, one of which is that she was a teacher to so many, in so many different ways. Whether through her autobiographies, her poem...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. Did ‘Blended’ Bombing Finally Blow Up the Adam Sandle...

    John Lopez

    Remember when Adam Sandler was a Teflon-coated moneymaker whose lowest-common-denominator comedies could shrug off a locust plague's worth of bad reviews and still bank $100 million at the box office? Well, no longer. This Memorial Day week...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Whither Blog Rock?

    Steven Hyden

    Next week, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will release its fourth album, Only Run. Out of all the possible reactions to this sentence, I imagine these two are most common: 1. "Why is he writing about a band with a dumb name that I've...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  8. Finding Common Ground With Yasiel Puig and Alex Ovechkin

    Michael Baumann

    At their best, player comparisons are an easy shorthand for scouts and analysts to describe an athlete to an unfamiliar audience. More often, they're a lazy heuristic that strips that description of its nuance. Doug McDermott is a 6-foot-8...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Let’s All Start Spending Spring Break at Spring Training. D...

    Matt Borcas

    Observation: Spring break and spring training have a lot in common. For example: 1. They both occur during the same season (spring). 2. They both involve reckless twentysomethings flocking to warm coastal regions. 3. They both played major r...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. HBO Is Releasing a Mixtape With Big Boi and Common Rapping About ...

    Zach Dionne

    A couple of things people have been known to enjoy: hip-hop, Game of Thrones. So HBO, like some mad scientist/Cool Dad hybrid, is distributing a free Westeros-themed mixtape online this Friday. It's called Catch the Throne and will feature Wale ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  11. The Weekend in Hockey: Can the Bruins Make It Back to the Final? ...

    Sean McIndoe

    Each Monday, we'll wrap up three of the biggest stories from the weekend and how they'll play into the coming week. Beasts of the East ... Usually Common sense tells us that it shouldn't be possible to have a frustrating hot streak, but the Br...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  12. Weeknight College Football and You: Frequently Asked Questions

    Holly Anderson

    College football? On MY Tuesday night? It's more common than you think. We're sure you have many questions. We're here to help. Buffalo at Toledo * What information do I, the discerning consumer, require in order to consume this game? The...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. Don't Label Me: Justin Bieber and Kanye West vs. the Music Indust...

    Molly Lambert

    What do Kanye West and Justin Bieber have in common besides lack of filter, fondness for leather jogging pants, and close personal friendships with Jaden Smith? They both hate major labels! But for different reasons. In an interview with Amp Radio, K...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  14. The Modern Male Crisis of Esquire Network

    Carles

    The purpose of a television network is to curate a cohesive grouping of shows that appeal to a specific target market and to profit from said market. A network identifies a set of common interests within a demographic and attempts to retain audience ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  15. Tuesday Night Lights: The Completely Common Battle With School E....

    Shea Serrano

    Our campus has a fairly tight dress code. Each grade level has a designated shirt color they must wear, and that shirt must either be school-issued (with our school name and logo on it) or it must be a completely blank, properly sized tee in the ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  16. Mesut Ozil and Arsenal so far

    Brian Phillips

    Mesut Özil and Arsenal's £42 million movement.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013