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  1. Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Will the Whole Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour Be 'Street Fighter&#...

    Zach Dionne

    The only problem with this new Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour teaser is that it positions Weezy as the "sage" and Drizzy as his "protege." This is no longer an acceptable comparison and hasn't been the case&...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Boxing Relevance Report: Erislandy Lara and the Negative Risk-Rew...

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to keep that franchise a...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Boxing Relevance Report: Mayweather-Maidana and Floyd’s Fut...

    Eric Raskin

    Almost exactly two years ago, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. Increasingly Busy 'True Detective' Director Cary Fukuna...

    Tess Lynch

    Damn, True Detective-related news, you just won't quit, will you? Deadline reported Tuesday that Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) has been tapped to write the screenplay for Noble Assassin, to which Cary Fukunaga is attached as d...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. The Triple-Threat Match for Fighter of the Year

    Eric Raskin

    Sucker punches at weigh-ins. Judges filling out their scorecards in advance. Referees stopping fights at the count of nine. The "why wait?" attitude pervades boxing, so we at Grantland figure why wait until the end of the year to kick off our awards ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Saint and Superhero: Long Walk to Freedom and the Problems With N...

    Wesley Morris

    Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom would seem beatific even if its subject, Nelson Mandela, hadn't succumbed to illness last week. It presents Idris Elba as the hallowed South African freedom fighter, political prisoner, and president. It imagines him...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. 'Undisputed Truth' and Mike Tyson's career

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Undisputed Truth and the ever-changing Mike Tyson narrative.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  9. When Good Sports Go Bad: Looking Back at the Non-Legendary Vidond...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    At its best, boxing is beautiful to watch. Graceful and savage at the same time, it can force fighters to reach back and discover reserves of strength and desire that seem beyond human. If we're lucky, we might see some of that Saturday night, when F...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  10. Steve Smith vs. The World

    Chris Ryan

    Steve Smith is a fighter. It's just that he has spent 12 years in Carolina, playing pro football in college basketball country, on the maddeningly mediocre Panthers, so not too many people keep up with his battles. Hell, just the other day, he fired ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  11. The First American Hustle Trailer: David O. Russell Reteams With ...

    Mark Lisanti

    video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player After going back-to-back on Best Picture and Best Director nominations for The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell officially put his next project in the threepeat crossha...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  12. Fight of the Year (So Far): Omar Figueroa vs. Nihito Arakawa

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Boxing's best recurring scene goes something like this: Two fighters who have beaten the living shit out of one another for 12 rounds meet in the center of the ring after the final bell and embrace one another in a show of mutual respect and sportsma...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  13. The Boxing Business Gets It Right, for a Change

    Eric Raskin

    Traditionally, there has been no place for long-term thinking in boxing. If fighters permitted themselves much contemplation of the lasting effects of what they do for a living, few would become fighters in the first place. The same goes for fans, wh...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  14. Video on Demand Report: Silver Linings Playbook Returns to Dance ...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell's follow-up to The Fighter deals, once again, with the question of male aggression, only this time the fights are all strictly amateur. (Still violent, though!) After discovering his wi...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. How Tim Duncan's Post Moves Resemble the Classic Video Game Bushi...

    Steve McPherson

    Tim Duncan doesn't make a lot of mistakes around the basket. In the first half of Sunday's Game 1 between the Spurs and the Lakers, we were treated to the complete array of Duncan post moves. We think of the post as the place on the court where stren...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  16. 'We Are Warriors': RiosAlvarado II a Spectacle of Heart and Skil...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    If boxing is sometimes stupid and always macho, there's no better example of the magnetism of stupid macho than Brandon Rios. He is boxing's early Ironclad, a slow-moving, indestructible and arguably ugly fighter who advances upon his opponents witho...

    Blog | April 01, 2013