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  1. IV Drip: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Postlapsarian Comedy &lsquo...

    Wesley Morris

    What a word, "decline." It's directional: downward. It's deferential: no, thank you. It connotes judgment, disappointment, and death. Movies can be about decline or symptomatic of it. Paul Thomas Ander...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. The Ponytail Returns: Everything’s Coming Up West Ham

    Mike L. Goodman

    It was a weekend of disappointment for almost everybody in the Premier League. Chelsea lost for the first time. Tottenham and Liverpool -- with their scoreless home draws -- continued their incredibly lifelike impressions of mediocre mid-table sides....

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  3. Premier League Derby Weekend Deals Up Disappointment for (Almost)...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Saturday was derby day in the Premier League. Cross-park rivals Liverpool and Everton faced off at Anfield, and Tottenham Hotspur traveled to Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal. Derbies are weird. Sure, they're just another game, and overe...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Do Arsenal's Big-Money Moves Mean the End of the Young Gunne...

    Jason Concepcion

    There was a time when an exhibition loss to the New York Red Bulls would be just another summer disappointment for Arsenal. After all, this was usually the season of despair for fans of the North London club. In summers...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  5. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: ‘22 Jump Street,’...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    This week Alex and Wesley exchange disappointment about the too-cleverness of 22 Jump Street. They like it, yet they really don't. It brings us back to about 15 years ago, when movies were steeped in irony and wanted to be let off the hook...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. Meg Ryan Will Be the Bob Saget of 'How I Met Your Dad'

    Zach Dionne

    You didn't let your disappointment with the How I Met Your Mother finale bury the fact that How I Met Your Dad is right around the corner, circle of life-style, right? Good, because the first big casting since Frances Ha&a...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Perfection, and Disappointment

    Emily Yoshida

    Late in the day yesterday, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation on Gwyneth's website, Goop, in a post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling." The great white disaster of our time came as little shock to anyone vaguely a...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  8. The ‘Bachelor’ Finale: What to Do When the Whole Damn...

    Mark Lisanti

    Congratulations! If you have reached the Final Rose portion of your long and arduous journey down the disappointment-strewn path that leads to the crumbling steps of the abandoned temple of ForeverLove, you deserve some recognition for the accomplish...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. B.S. Report: Wesley Morris on the Oscars

    Bill Simmons

    Wesley Morris comes on the B.S. Report to break down last night's Oscars, including the biggest disappointments and Ellen's hosting. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  10. Should You See It? A Curious Consumer's Decision-Making Guide to ...

    Mark Lisanti

    The year is ending soon, sooner than you expected, sooner than you are prepared to accept. Before you know it, you will be packing your regret-bindle near to bursting with the accumulated disappointments of yet another 12 squandered months and toting...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  11. Just in Time for Christmas! Five Surefire Gifts to Hockey Fans Th...

    Sean McIndoe

    We're just 13 days away from Christmas Eve, and by now you've probably made your requests, dropped all your hints, and written your letter to Santa. Now it's time to sit back and dream of all the cool stuff you're hoping to find under your tree on Ch...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  12. Mark Your Calendars: An Immersive Guide to the Week in College Ho...

    Shane Ryan

    College basketball is back, and life finally makes sense again. Questions like "Where did all my money go?" and "Why am I such a disappointment?" and "How did I end up in this Dumpster?" no longer matter. Nothing matters, actually. Our salvation has ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri on the League Championship Series

    Jonah Keri

    The World Series is set, but what did these 12 games tell us about the 2014 season?

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  14. Week 6 Fantasy Football Review: No, You Can't Un-Draft These Guys...

    Matt Borcas

    I don't know about you, but I often find fantasy football to be an endless well of disappointment. Injuries, surprise benchings, and Mike Shanahan tend to make this impossible to avoid. Metaphorically speaking, I sometimes feel like I'm just trying t...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  15. The Emmys After-Party: Death, Disappointment, and Modern Family

    Grantland staff

    The Emmys Are Become Death, Destroyer of In Memoriam Tributes Alex Pappademas: I think if Cory Monteith were still alive, he'd have wanted his mom to find a way to for some reason get into an argument with the heirs of the late Jack Klugman via TM...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  16. Hey, Here's Peter Dinklage Singing on Sesame Street, Happy Friday...

    Mark Lisanti

    Is this wonderful? Yeah, this is wonderful. Now you almost want Tyrion Lannister to break into song the next time he's sitting around that giant table with Tywin, getting an earful about what a disappointment he is. And when the song's done, Tywin's ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013