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  1. Premier League, Week 4: Handing Out Credit and Blame for City, Un...

    Mike L. Goodman

    What a weekend. Manchester United won, 4-0! Alan Pardew personally ensured that Newcastle lost, 4-0! Arsenal's beautiful attack scored two goals! Arsenal's woeful defending gifted Manchester City two goals! Liverpool lost! So many...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. The Adolescence of Soccer Stats

    Mike L. Goodman

    There is a school of thought in the baseball analytics community that the world would have been better off without the box score. The argument goes that the the box score legitimized a certain set of numbers, and that those numbers weren't...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Idiot Ruins Game? Brief Interviews With Not-So-Hideous Pitch Inva...

    Aaron Gordon

    When you see someone running on the field during a sporting event, you probably think, That will never be me. Announcers shake their heads so vigorously it produces an audible rustling of their collars. The word "idiot" gets tosse...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Get Familiar: Manchester City Crush Liverpool With Continuity

    Mike L. Goodman

    Big games this early are weird. Does anybody remember last year, when Jose Mourinho went into Old Trafford and turned the game into mud in Week 2? He was happy to walk away with a road point against mighty Manchester United. A month later, Uni...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. The Best Five Halves Played in Week 2 of the Premier League

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's Week 2. If you squint a little bit, it's possible to see what teams are striving to become. With managers still settling on lineups, and players still getting up to speed, strong 90-minute performances have been rare...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Sound the Alarm? Which Premier League Teams Need to Worry, After ...

    Mike L. Goodman

    One weekend of Premier League action is in the books. The most important word in that sentence is "one." It's easy to get so amped up for the first week that even the smallest hiccups can loom large in the fan'...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  8. About Last Weekend: Broncos Rule!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy fighting for your right to dunk a football over a crossbar after scoring a touchdown, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have established themselves as the l...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. Premier League Preview: Changes at the Top of the Table

    Mike L. Goodman

    Real, competitive European soccer kicks off this weekend. And while Spidermayang and Germany's Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A may still be a bit off, the Premier League starts on Saturday. We can stop pretending that things like the Inter...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. How Will Liverpool Compensate for the Loss of Luis Suárez?...

    Spike Friedman

    Luis Suarez was and is a nutmegging, penalty-drawing, goal-scoring menace. Last season, he was the consensus best player in the Premier League, the catalyst for Liverpool's return to Champions League football as well as thei...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  11. Men in Blazers: 10 Premier League Questions, and an Interview Wit...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo welcome back the Premier League with 10 questions, and talk with their World Cup hero, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  12. America’s Most Wanted

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    The email arrived on a Monday morning in May. DeAndre Yedlin was not yet a star. He had never appeared on Good Morning America, and his name hadn't made headlines in London or Rome. He wasn't an international commodity or the l...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  13. Your Fantasy Premier League Primer

    Blake Thomsen

    The English Premier League is nearly back, and so is the best way to make tons of money off your clueless friends and have some fun as you get to know the league and its players: Fantasy Premier League. Jokes aside, it's pretty easy to exce...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  14. An Arsenal Fan and a Manchester City Fan Walk Into a Bar

    Jason Concepcion and Jared Dubin

    The Premier League season is almost upon us. But before the actual matches start on August 16, we sent our biggest Arsenal fan, Jason Concepcion, and our newest (and biggest) Manchester City fan, Jared Dubin, to an Arsenal bar to watch the annual sea...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait W...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Luis Suarez's exit from Liverpool was astonishingly fast. Giorgio Chiellini was probably still rubbing his shoulder when Liverpool owner John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group decided they had had enough. By July 4, a mere 10 days aft...

    Blog | July 22, 2014