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  1. About Last Night: Blow Out the Candles

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying not to giggle when you heard "the Shockers cracked the top 10," here's what you missed in sports on Monday: A late pick-six by 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman in the final regular-season game at Candlestick Park clin...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  2. Cousin Sal Week 15 Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 14: -51,000 jermajesties Season Total: -51,0000 jermajesties Yep, another five-digit jermajesty forfeiture for me. Let's face it, when it comes to NFL prop wagering I'm a total fraud. I'm really no better than the guy pretending to do sign ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Saints Too Much for Falcons

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy really thinking about Michael Jordan's trademark celebration; he was just sticking his tongue out, right? How did he make that cool? That's kinda just gross, yes? Yeah, anyway, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  4. An Early Holiday Wish List for the Out-of-the-Running NFL Teams

    Robert Mays

    Every season, Thanksgiving is about when we start figuring things out, and this year is no exception. Several teams made their playoff case last week, with the Saints, Panthers, Colts, and Eagles all gaining ground in either a division or wild-card r...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. Bad Quarterback League, Week 11: Matt Ryan Hits Rock Bottom

    Andrew Sharp

    Matt Ryan has had a horrible year. Everyone associated with the Falcons has had a horrible year. Tony Gonzalez never should have come back, Julio Jones is out for the season, the defense is a mess, and we can't even make fun of Mike Smith screwing up...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  6. NFL Deep Cuts: Obscure Players Get Their Shot

    Bill Barnwell

    As we near the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, the teams and lineups we expected to see trotted out on the field this season are now shells of their former selves. The Falcons are already down seven starters from the guys they would have expect...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  7. About Last Night: It's Always in the Cards

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy stridently fighting off accusations of having brought the weather with you, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Adam Wainwright guided the Cardinals into the NLCS, throwing a complete game as St. Louis eliminated...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in t...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  9. Two Teams, Two Games, One City: A Night of Sports Heartbreak for ...

    Rembert Browne

    "Hey, basketball's back. The Hawks played tonight." A friend said this to me, but I didn't look up to see who it was. I was sitting on the floor of a bar, hat partially over face, watching texts from lifelong friends fly in, most echoing the same ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  10. Julio Jones Goes Down, the Falcons Are Out

    Bill Barnwell

    The good news for Atlanta sports fans is that there's nothing left to pin your hopes on for a while. It's been a gruesome 24-hour period: The Braves were knocked out of the National League playoffs on late-game heroics by the Dodgers, the Falcons wer...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  11. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 5

    Bill Barnwell

    Mike Smith just can't get it right these days. When he's aggressive, his team fails and gets second-guessed. When he's conservative, his team eventually fails and gets second-guessed some more. I was ready to give his Falcons a week off from this spa...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Dodgers Punch Their Ticket

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy representing the University of Southern California in its quest to replace Lane Kiffin, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead home run and Brian Wilson earned the win as the Los Angeles Dod...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  13. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 4

    Bill Barnwell

    The biggest decision made by a coach during Week 4 was covered in the Monday football recap, but there are still plenty of coaching decisions to cover in today's Thank You for Not Coaching. As always, let's start with the bright side of the ledger &#...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  14. About Last Weekend: Pats Stay Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing that Lane Kiffin really hasn't gotten a fair chance to prove himself as a head coach with a particularly stubborn stop sign, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tom Brady finally synced up with his young ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  15. Opening the NFL Trade Market

    Robert Mays

    I found out about the Trent Richardson trade as I was driving home last week, and I responded the same way I think a lot of people did: "Holy shit." That's exactly what I said, loudly, happy to be in the privacy of my own car. The news triggered a se...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  16. Grantland NFL Podcast: Chiefs-Eagles Recap and Week 3 Preview

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell review the Chiefs defense's notable game against the Eagles on Thursday night, and then preview Week 3. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network o...

    Blog | September 20, 2013