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  1. Are You Ready for the NFL's Flopping Era?

    Andrew Sharp

    Last week Brian Urlacher, while making an appearance on Fox Sports 1, said that his Bears teams would often fake injuries to slow down opposing offenses. "We had a guy who was the designated dive guy," he said. "It wasn't coached, but it was part of ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  2. Flopping in the NBA: A History of (Non)violence

    netw3rk

    It's a tale that has grown in the telling. It was February 1976, and the Boston Celtics were hosting the Houston Rockets at the grand old Boston Garden. At some point during the game, Houston guard Mike Newlin slid into the path of Dave Cowens as the...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. We Went There: Not Even the Joey Crawford Revue Can Steal the Pac...

    Zach Lowe

    Let's set aside all the nonsense for a second — the outrageously bad blown 24-second call on the Pacers, the laughable officiating, the obsession with flopping that distracts from a beautiful game, and all the rest of the ancillary crap. In the...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Trailers of the Week: This Is the End, Turbo, The Place Beyond th...

    Rembert Browne and Dan Silver

    Evil Dead — Full Red Band Trailer (April 12) Silver: My brain is flopping around my skull like a Jell-O ring riding a go-cart down a bumpy hill. That was 2:22 of unrelenting terror, horror, and gore. And the highest form of praise I can lo...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. No, by All Means, You Dunk It: A Look at Blake Griffin's Passing ...

    Brett Koremenos

    In today's NBA, it's hard to find a more polarizing player than Blake Griffin. To those that despise him, Griffin is a whiny, flopping ogre capable only of powering the ball through the rim with vicious force and little else. Others able to take a mo...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  6. Stray Shots: Flop Warnings, Nets Style Watch, and the Truth About...

    Zach Lowe

    * Jarrett Jack got a bit of publicity when he tweeted earlier in the week that the league warned him about flopping in a preseason game as part of its new anti-flop crackdown. But he's far from the only one. A league source tells Grantland the N...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  7. The New Age of Flopping: Understanding the NBAs Rules Change

    Zach Lowe

    Confession: The screeching debate over flopping, which peaked last week with the NBA announcing new anti-flop penalties, has left me largely unmoved. Some reasons: 1. Flopping, in the broadest sense, is going to be part of every team sport with re...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. About Last Night: All Hail King Miggy!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. With 44 home runs, 139 RBI, and a .330 batting average, Miguel Cabrera became the first MLB player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Cro...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. The Huddle: MJD's Flip-Flopping, the Bullish Falcons, and Brian U...

    Robert Mays

    The Jags train is leaving the station. Or not. Whatever. In the past 12 hours, yet-to-report Maurice Jones-Drew has gone from very upset about some of his new owner's public comments to maybe not so upset anymore. Early Tuesday, Jags owner Shad Kh...

    Blog | August 22, 2012