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  1. Video on Demand Report: ‘Draft Day’ Doesn’t Qui...

    Tara Ariano

    Draft Day Every artist deserves a chance to stretch if he wants to. So even if director Ivan Reitman is best known for helming the supernatural comedy megahit Ghostbusters, why shouldn't he also get a turn making a bland sports drama? Kevin...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. Inside the Sacramento Kings’ Draft War Room

    Grantland Channel

    See Part 1 here. Grantland takes you behind the scenes as Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, and advisors Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin make draft-day decisions in con...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. How to Pick Your Draft-Day Hero

    Kevin Lincoln

    As a form of entertainment, the NFL draft is almost perfectly designed to be uninteresting. If you're a fan in the biblical sense - monogamous, one team - you get that great thrill of the first-round pick. Past that, it&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Draft Day Burning Questions

    Bill Barnwell

    After months of empty nonsense, the NFL's 32 organizations will actually make 256 draft picks over the next three days, starting with the first 32 selections in prime time tonight. Everyone has been ready for this draft for weeks now, and yet th...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Double Trouble in OKC

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mock drafting your favorite characters from Draft Day, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Russell Westbrook and newly crowned MVP Kevin Durant combined for 63 points and were one Durant assist awa...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. On the Clock: The Writing and Making of 'Draft Day'

    Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman

    Our road to Draft Day, our first feature film, was less about sweat, hard work, and determination and way more about fear, procrastination, and the occasional "super beer" (bourbon on the rocks with a beer chaser). Along the way, we we...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. Eli Manning and the struggling New York Giants

    Brian Phillips

    The Giants quarterback in his darkest hour.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  8. Chuck Klosterman on draft day in Cleveland

    Chuck Klosterman

    A visit inside — OK, near — the Cleveland war room on the occasion of the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  9. Avoiding Dumb Mistakes at the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What do smart NFL teams do in and around draft day that naive, stupid teams don't do? They draft better players, of course, but it's not that simple. They don't "want it more" and will themselves into picking better players. The dregs of the league d...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  10. Hockumentary: Draft Day With Royce White

    Jonathan Hock

    Back in June, we spent 24 hours with Royce White on the day of the NBA draft, which doubled as the biggest day of his life. For us, Royce (a 6-foot-8 forward from Iowa State) was the most suspenseful and important story in the draft — someone b...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  11. Trent Richardson, Andrew Luck, Morris Claiborne, and the rest of ...

    Wesley Morris

    Bad suits, big hugs, and a very serious discussion of football's hair problem.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  12. Three Not-So-Crazy NFL Draft Day Observations

    Robert Mays

    My favorite NFL draft memory is from my freshman year of college. It has nothing to do with who my Chicago Bears took that year (Greg Olsen, 31st overall), or which colossal bust made his way into the top 10 (JaMarcus Russell). No, that year was abou...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  13. NHL Tankapalooza! The Race to the Bottom and Two of the Biggest P...

    Katie Baker

    How appropriate that the 2015 NHL draft will be in Sunrise, Florida! A new day will dawn; we'll smile toward it and squint. The fishermen will intuit some fine catches coming their way any minute. Adolescents with angry skin will wear hats...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  14. Jason Heyward, Baseball Enigma

    Michael Baumann

    There was a moment after the 2010 MLB draft when four NL East teams suddenly had a young right fielder who was either in the majors or on the way there, and who was expected to one day challenge for MVP awards. Division partisans were suppos...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last week, in the arid Vegas desert, I saw the steal of the 2014 NBA draft. Phoenix's T.J. Warren lit up the night against Philadelphia, scoring 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting. The next day, against Minnesota, he put up 26 points o...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  16. Gerald McCoy Is Really Pumped to Play for Lovie Smith, and Quarte...

    Robert Mays

    Gerald McCoy had every right to speak up. In the final few days of the seemingly endless stretch before this year's NFL draft, his Bucs were being strongly linked with defensive line prospect Aaron Donald. The thinking was that Donald could...

    Blog | July 02, 2014