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  1. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: Grantland Bids Adieu to ...

    Grantland Staff

    On Monday night, Florida State beat Auburn with a thrilling last-minute touchdown drive. The Seminoles' victory ended the SEC's streak of seven consecutive national championships, but it also put a bow on something far more fundamental: the BCS era. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. NFL Divisional Round Pain and Gain

    Robert Mays

    Wild-card weekend was a nearly perfect weekend of football, and it's because what we got out of it is exactly what we hoped for. The first round of the NFL playoffs is supposed to be about craziness. We want 45-44 wins, and weird upsets, and Beast Mo...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The Colts' Hollywood ending was just the opening act in an NFL weekend that kept us glued to the couch.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  4. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. Watch Your Back, National Football League: Puppy Bowl X Poised to...

    Rembert Browne

    Roger Goodell is an idiot. Who in their right mind would schedule the 48th Super Bowl on the same day as the 10th annual Puppy Bowl? Only a foolish person, especially when considering what Animal Planet has in store this year. The NFL and Fox d...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. Lombardi Sweep Redux: How One Play, and One Player, Can Help the ...

    Chris B. Brown

    Over the past several seasons, no quarterback has thrown the ball under more challenging circumstances than Aaron Rodgers. I'm not referring to injuries, or coaching controversies, or even the patchwork line behind which Rodgers has played, though th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Florida State's Real MVP

    Chris B. Brown

    College football teams often hand out honorary awards during the doldrums of spring practice or the offseason conditioning program in order to recognize unsung scout teamers or those who consistently practice with great effort. It's a way for the coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. Bill Barnwell on Saturday's NFL playoff games

    Bill Barnwell

    Here's everything you need to know about the Chiefs-Colts and Saints-Eagles games on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  9. The NFL Awards They Should Give

    Robert Mays

    The NFL regular reason is over, and you know what that means: Awards season has begun! It's that time of the year for final arguments about who deserves football's hardware, but rather than rehash the cases for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  10. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Remember the Alamo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for 386 total yards as the no. 10 Ducks routed the Texas Longhorns, 30-7, in the final game of Mack Brown's Te...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  12. Week 16 Fantasy Football Preview: OK, You Made It This Far —...

    Matt Borcas

    Fantasy football championships are inherently stupid, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. I mean, if we truly wanted to reward the owner who assembled and maintained the best possible team over the course of the season — ostensibly...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. Punters Are Real Football Players Too, Says Clearly Psychotic Sea...

    Andrew Sharp

    You may have heard there's a bit of a punting controversy in the NFL this week. Here's what happened: Toward the end of the Steelers-Bengals game Sunday night, Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber kicked it deep to Antonio Brown and Brown took it back for a...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  14. What Really Went Wrong With Robert Griffin III?

    Chris B. Brown

    Last week, the Washington Redskins benched quarterback Robert Griffin III. We've heard all sorts of explanations: that Griffin had taken too many hits; that the franchise needed to see what it had in backup Kirk Cousins; that head coach Mike Shanahan...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  15. Grantland NFL Podcast: Broncos-Chargers, the Dolphins, and the Wu...

    Grantland Network

    Barnwell and Mays examine last night's Broncos-Chargers game, discuss just how the Dolphins got to be playoff-bound, and imagine the Wu-Tang Clan as a football team. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Gr...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  16. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Me...

    Grantland Staff

    We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There's plenty of bowl-season excitement ahead, but now that the 2013 regular season is in the books — w...

    Blog | December 10, 2013