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  1. For the Chicago Cubs, the Time Is Now-ish

    Jake Johnson

    I grew up a Cubs fan. My Uncle Paul took my brother and me to the 1989 National League Championship Series and we sat in the bleachers as Will Clark hit two home runs over our heads. I ditched school on Opening Day 1994 and saw Tuff...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. AWOL Soul: A New Autobiography Frees Rick James From Catchphrase ...

    Alex Pappademas

    Onstage at San Francisco's Fillmore 10 years ago last month, Dave Chappelle talked about being accosted by Chappelle's Show-quoting fans while visiting Disney World with his kids. "Rick James, bitch. Rick James, bitch,"...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  3. An Idiot's Guide to the Pilot Flying J Rebate Scandal

    Matt Borcas

    Two short years ago, truck stop magnate and "1,000 percent" Steelers fan Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns. For context, that was two head coaches, two general managers, four starting quarterbacks, nine wins, and 23 losses...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  4. NHL Free Agency: A Decade of Decisions

    Sean McIndoe

    I was on vacation last week, but whenever I flipped on a TV or checked Twitter, every sports fan I saw was going nuts about some sort of big free-agency signing. I checked the hockey transactions when I got back, and I'll be honest...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. No Escape From New York

    Bill Simmons

    This wasn't one of our happier years at the "You Can Absolutely Win a Title If Carmelo Anthony Is Your Best Player" Fan Club headquarters. Our man missed the 2014 playoffs in the rancid Eastern Conference, then received a rude comeuppa...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. We Went There: The World Cup Final

    Graham Parker

    I was woken on the morning of the World Cup final by the same sound I heard when I had gone to sleep: the raucous singing of "Bad Moon Rising," recast as the ultimate graceless guest anthem by Argentine fans. While wandering through Copaca...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. The Battle for the Best Sports Movie Villain of All Time

    Bill Barnwell and Shea Serrano

    Hi, America. My friend Shea and I are big fans of sports movies. It's very convenient, then, that we both happen to write for Grantland, which is a place where you can do things like create arbitrary lists ranking the best fictional quarterbacks...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. NHL Grab Bag: Free to Be You and Me

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: Flyer...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  10. Jonathan Lucroy, Shadow MVP

    Michael Baumann

    Some star players take off immediately. Others gradually improve over time. Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy hasn't done either; he's riding a multi-stage rocket to the moon. I can only imagine what it's like to be a Brewers fan, wa...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  11. The Johnny Manziel Life Advice Power Rankings

    Andrew Sharp

    We are smack in the middle of the World Cup, and NBA free agency officially started at midnight last night. It's an exciting time for sports fans everywhere. But look, that doesn't mean we just drop everything and ignore America's favo...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  12. Unleashing the NHL Free-Agency Money

    Sean McIndoe

    July 1 has traditionally been a day full of questions for hockey fans. Questions like: "Wait, he got how much?" And: "For how many years?" And: "Are you joking right now?" And: "Ha...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  13. Recapping the NHL Draft

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL draft was held over the weekend in Philadelphia, a fact that would have been hard to miss if you were a hockey fan in the city. If the bright orange draft-themed banners that seemed to have been hung on every square inch of available space di...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  14. NHL Grab Bag: Wrapping Up 2014

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: This ho...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  15. The Sheer Joy of Draft-Watching Gary Bettman

    Sean McIndoe

    "We have a trade to announce." Those six words have to rank among hockey fans' favorite phrases. And ironically, that's especially true when they're spoken by one of the sport's most unpo...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. A Look Inside an NHL Awards Ballot

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL handed out its annual awards last night in Las Vegas. As a die-hard hockey fan for the better part of three decades, I've always looked forward to the awards announcement, not just for the show itself, but also for the unveiling of the f...

    Blog | June 25, 2014