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  1. ‘Mockingjay — Part 1’ Trailer: This Means Expen...

    Grantland Staff

    The first two Hunger Games movies grossed about $1.5 billion at the international box office. Soon - very soon, like THIS NOVEMBER - the first installment of the series' two-part Mockingjay finale will a...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Red, White, Blue, and Boogie: Your Gold-Medal Game Recap

    Andrew Sharp

    Remember when Team USA was supposed to struggle? Remember the shooting we didn't have, and the motion offenses we couldn't handle? Remember Goran Dragic and everybody else saying Spain was the best team in the tournament? Kenneth Faried re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. NFL Week 2 Wrap: A Tale of Two Cities

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 2 showed why you shouldn't jump to conclusions after one week of football. Five teams won by 15 points or more in Week 1, and on Sunday, four of them -- the Vikings, Lions, Seahawks, and Titans -- lost their second game by an average of mor...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Previewing Arsenal-City and Chelsea-Swansea

    Mike L. Goodman

    Way back in the middle of June, when the Premier League's fixture list came out, it was pretty apparent which game this weekend would have top-of-the-table ramifications. Sure, you'd have to endure a dumb early-season internationa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. The Cardinals: A Gross October Tradition Unlike Any Other

    Michael Baumann

    There are some annoying inevitabilities that come with the calendar: taxes in April, swamp ass in August, and the St. Louis Cardinals in October. I thought we were in the clear this year, because on July 1, the Cardinals were 6.5 games out of first p...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. MLB September Math: When Small Numbers Become Big, and Fan Optimi...

    Michael Baumann

    The Miami Marlins are only 4.5 games back of the National League's second wild-card spot. That's incredible - 4.5 games is nothing. It's slightly more than a good weekend. It's a hiccup, and they have 18 games in which t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. Cousin Sal’s Week 2 Prop Bets!

    Sal Iacono

    Opening week was not all we degenerate gamblers had hoped for. I personally went in the hole 8,000 jermajesties. And I wasn't alone. It turns out some people actually bet real money on these games. Vegas cleaned up. Jay Kornegay, vice presi...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  9. 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
  10. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  11. No Steals for You: How Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura Became...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "I consider it a fifth pitch," Kansas City Royals starter James Shields says of controlling the running game. His old team, the Tampa Bay Rays, considered it "one of the biggest things we did all season long."...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  12. QB Curve: Taysom Hill, a New Breed of BYU Quarterback

    Matt Hinton

    Quarterbacks: There are a lot of them! Each week, QB Curve will keep you up to speed on the game's most important position by putting a different college signal-caller in the spotlight and putting the rest of the field in perspective. Ty...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. Big Blue Goes Gray: Everything We Learned From the First Two &lsq...

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, the returns on two new offenses came in with drastically different results. As you can probably tell from the 35-14 final score, the revamped Detroit Lions came through with flying colors. Eli Manning and the New York Giants? Whatever the...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  14. ‘Mortal Kombat II’ 20 Years Later: An Undeniable Char...

    Shea Serrano

    The 20th anniversary of the home release of Mortal Kombat II arrives this week. As such, we are going to rank all 12 of the game's characters. But first, a short story: The first time I played Mortal Kombat II was at an arcade called Robotar in...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  15. Birds of Prey

    Robert Mays

    Attrition wears on every football team, but the stakes of battle came early for Steve Keim's team this year. Last season, his first as the Cardinals' general manager, Arizona won 10 games behind one of football's scaries...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  16. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014