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  1. The 10 Most Underappreciated Actors on TV This Year

    Andy Greenwald

    Can you believe it? The year in television is nearly complete! Soon the credits will roll on 2014. (And then time, like Hawaii Five-O, will reboot itself with a flashier, potentially disappointing follow-up.) Over the past few weeks I've discuss...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Cardinal at a Crossroads: Is Stanford’s Golden Era Coming t...

    Matt Hinton

    There comes a point in every disappointing season when scales fall from eyes, wind abandons sails, and even the true believers have to come to grips with reality: This team is not the team it was supposed to be, and it's not going to get th...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. The NFL Trading Deadline: Who Is the Next Percy Harvin?

    Bill Barnwell

    One of the disappointing things about covering the NFL as opposed to one of the other major professional sports is the lack of in-season trades. Baseball, basketball, and hockey all have active trade deadlines with months of rumors leading up to a fl...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  4. Kyle Seager’s Ascent to Transcendence

    Michael Baumann

    There's a tired trope in romantic comedies: The leading man (or woman) bounces from dalliance to dalliance with a series of beautiful but ultimately disappointing people before eventually realizing that the steadfast best friend is his (or her) ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. Let's Try to Imagine What Mariah Carey's New 'Inte...

    Molly Lambert

    When Mariah Carey isn't recording critically acclaimed (if commercially disappointing) albums, posting amazing photos of herself wandering around New York in ball gowns, making Vines of herself helping injured friends through the ra...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. MLB's five positive regression candidates for 2014

    Jonah Keri

    Five teams poised to bounce back after disappointing 2013 campaigns.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  7. Setting the Rams on a Path to Redemption

    Bill Barnwell

    There's still a lot of football to be played in 2013, but nobody has a more interesting offseason ahead than the St. Louis Rams. The 6-8 Rams have had a disappointing season, with quarterback Sam Bradford suffering a season-ending injury and top pick...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  8. How the Panthers Were Remade

    Bill Barnwell

    When the Panthers produced a disappointing 1-5 start to the season a year ago, Marty Hurney was the guy who paid the price. The Panthers general manager was fired after 11 seasons at the helm, a run that admittedly saw its ups and downs. During Hurne...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Attention, Robin Thicke: Lily Allen Has a New Song and Video

    Emily Yoshida

    With today's official release of Lady Gaga's tepidly received Artpop and the generally disappointing feeling of having opened all our presents and not gotten what we really wanted, Lily Allen has come to the rescue with her comeback single, "Hard Out...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  10. Should You See It? A Curious Consumer's Decision-Making Guide to ...

    Mark Lisanti

    The first Thor film arrived in May of 2011, almost exactly one year after the disappointing but wildly successful Iron Man 2, and almost exactly one year before the fanboy-sating, billion-five-grossing, super-team-up orgy of The Avengers. Though no s...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  11. The Check-In: Wow, Dads Is Somehow Even Worse Than the Pilot

    Andy Greenwald

    In my column yesterday, I moaned, wailed, and generally gnashed my teeth about the disappointing state of the television business. It was the sort of story that is written in a rush, fueled this time by a deep and sudden pessimism over TV's sci-fi-ob...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  12. The disappointing 'Elysium' and the terrible 'Canyons'

    Wesley Morris

    The dim dystopia of Elysium. Plus: We're the Millers comes close and The Canyons crash-lands.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    After a start worthy of its last-place status, Tampa Bay is white-hot and one of the best teams in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  14. Mad Men's Disappointing Sixth Season

    Andy Greenwald

    Mad Men's curious, frustrating, and ultimately disappointing sixth season.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  15. How Disappointing Was Your Team's NHL Playoff Run This Year?

    Sean McIndoe

    This is the time of year when you can expect to repeatedly encounter some variation of these words: We're down to just two teams left standing in the NHL playoffs. That phrasing always seemed oddly appropriate, since it implies that the rest of t...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  16. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's episode, The Basketball Jones discuss surprising and disappointing NBA playoff story lines, select their All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie Teams, wonder whether George Karl deserved Coach of the Year, and pitch Phil Jackson the idea o...

    Blog | May 10, 2013