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  1. Man vs. Machine

    Brian Phillips

    T his can't be happening. At around the moment when Toni Kroos fired Philipp Lahm's cross past the diving Julio Cesar for Germany's third goal against Brazil, that thought started blinking in my brain like the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Riding in Cars With Bores: Why Is Melissa McCarthy Doing This to ...

    Wesley Morris

    Melissa McCarthy plays the title part in Tammy. Not too far in, she winds up standing on a kitchen countertop. By this point, a deer has totaled her car. She's been fired from her fast-food job after showing up late and disheveled. Upon exi...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. Grantland Exclusive: The Jason Kidd Mess Has a $144 Million Price...

    Zach Lowe

    Last Thursday was a time of good feelings for the Bucks and Nets. Milwaukee got its man in Jabari Parker, fired from its overloaded quiver of second-round picks, and Giannis Antetokounmpo may or may not have grown another three inches. The Nets unvei...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. The End of Mark Jackson and a New Beginning for the Warriors

    Zach Lowe

    I first interviewed Mark Jackson about 20 games into last season for a piece about Golden State's massive improvement on defense. Jackson went out of his way to point out, unsolicited and on the record, that it would be wrong to publicly cr...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. A Fan’s Worst Nightmare

    Charles P. Pierce

    There always has been one unsolvable problem for any follower of a sports franchise. Bad coaches can get fired. If a player - say a talented, if unmanageable young left-handed pitcher - becomes too much of a headache in the clubho...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. R.I.P. (Again), 'Best Week Ever,' Long Live 'Myste...

    Tess Lynch

    Well, at least those New York-based VH1 employees who were recently fired can agree with the network on one thing: We are not having the Best Week Ever. For the second time in its 10-year history, the program that celebrated the media of th...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Let the MLB Sack Race Commence

    Michael Baumann

    One of the few things I envy about the United Kingdom is that in any given season, sports fans there can bet on which Premier League manager will be fired. In fact, it seems people can bet on anything sports-related in the U.K., because British sport...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  8. "He was concerned about the structure of my life, and now I&...

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    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. Mike Gillis, who last week said he wasn't sure if he'd ...

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    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. How the Panthers Were Remade

    Bill Barnwell

    When the Panthers produced a disappointing 1-5 start to the season a year ago, Marty Hurney was the guy who paid the price. The Panthers general manager was fired after 11 seasons at the helm, a run that admittedly saw its ups and downs. During Hurne...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  11. No, Mike Shanahan, This Is How You Get Fired ...

    Chris Ryan

    Mike Shanahan is going to get fired. Usually there's some uncertainty when we say something like that. But there's no uncertainty here. We know Mike Shanahan is going to get fired because it's pretty obvious that Mike Shanahan is trying to get fired,...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. Mob City: The Suits Are Nice, But We've Seen Them All Before

    Andy Greenwald

    You can't blame Frank Darabont for being sick of the future. After adapting the dystopian The Walking Dead for AMC and steering it to gargantuan ratings, Darabont was summarily fired midway through the second season. (The end of the world continued j...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  13. Gisele Bundchen's Trigger-Happy Bodyguards Get Convicted of Attem...

    Molly Lambert

    Hey, you know how paparazzi photographers are so invasive that stars sometimes punch them in the face, call them epithets, or attack their cars with green umbrellas? Well, photographers aspiring to sell their lead to TMZ might choose to think twice a...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  14. Phone Transcripts: The USC Football Coaching Hoax

    Shane Ryan

    Lane Kiffin was fired as USC's head football coach on September 29, and by now, you've probably heard of the alleged con artist who impersonated a USC official and called Tony Dungy and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, pretending to discus...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  15. Mumford & Chainz: Five Rock Pairings More Wonderfully Nonsensical...

    Amos Barshad

    Here's a thing that really happened this year: Stone Temple Pilots fired Scott Weiland and hired Chester Bennington from Linkin Park as his replacement. I'm serious. Stone Temple Pilots is now Stone Temple Park. Linkin Temple Pilots. Stoned Linkin. P...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  16. Brodyssey's End: USC Fired Lane Kiffin and It's Not Even October ...

    Holly Anderson

    Time to refresh your casual knowledge of The Iliad and research Jon Gruden's rental properties in metro Los Angeles: Lane Kiffin is making another after-dark career change. At 4:28 a.m. Pacific time on Sunday, USC announced the firing of its fourth-y...

    Blog | September 30, 2013