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  1. The Hollywood Prospectus Emmys Preview

    Chris Ryan

    The Emmys! They are tonight! You want to sound informed about the nominees! You want to know the relevant story lines going into the evening so the proceedings don't seem shocking and bizarre! You wish there were a series of short videos breakin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. The Minor Miracle of John le Carré’s ‘A Most W...

    Chris Ryan

    My favorite line from any John le Carre novel (at the moment, at least; it changes all the time) is from Little Drummer Girl: "Somewhere in every bomb explosion there is a miracle." He was writing about an investigation int...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania in March. He dry heaved during a match against Slovenia this past Saturday. Nobody knows why this happens - not Mess...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  4. We Bought a Tank: Looking Back and Looking Forward with the Sixer...

    Chris Ryan

    Something weird happened at the Celtics-Sixers game on Monday night in Philadelphia. I'm not talking about the Sixers winning -- though that has become a rare enough occurrence during the 2013-14 season (some would say intentionally...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Kyrie Irving Is Being Chomped Up by the Very Machine That Made Hi...

    Chris Ryan

    There are very few NBA players who arrived as such fully formed, ready-to-wear brands as Kyrie Irving. An 11-game career at Duke served as the perfect coming attraction. He seemingly walked off campus in Durham and right into a huge Pepsi&am...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  6. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Oklahoma State–Saint Joe&...

    Chris Ryan

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. NBA Overnight: Evil Klay Thompson, Good Russell Westbrook, and No...

    Chris Ryan

    A quick look at last night's NBA action. This game kind of sucked to watch. At one point Jordan Crawford and Lance Stephenson got into it and I thought the world was going to end. This was one of those contests where you feel like -- despite ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  8. The NBA's Winter of Discontent: All the Drama You Might Have Miss...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, the holiday hangover hit the NBA with a force this week. After a quintupleheader of games on Christmas, you might have thought it was safe to turn your back on the league and spend some time with your family or your Xbox One. You would be wrong....

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. Grantland Channel Video: 'Tough Calls,' a New Game Show, With Ant...

    Chris Ryan

    A couple of months back, David Jacoby told me we had the opportunity to interview Anthony Bennett, the no. 1 overall draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Nick Young, the no. 1 draft pick of the universe of swag. We racked our brains for about 2...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. Damian Lillard Is in the Zone and He Can Hear Jimi

    Chris Ryan

    I went into the Cleveland-Portland game thinking nothing could be more entertaining than the pregame rumors that Dion Waiters wanted to be traded to the Sixers because, and I quote Bleacher Report quoting an unnamed source here, "he thinks he'd be th...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. NBA Overnight: The Final Days of Mike Woodson, the Golden Age of ...

    Chris Ryan

    Every once in a while, the NBA throws a randomly awesome night at us and we need to run through the games and savor the flavor. Last night was one such night. Dig in. The Agony of the Knicks, the Ecstasy of the Wiz YEAH. THAT'S JAN VESELY DUN...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Cataloguing John Wall's 99 Points Over the Last Three Games

    Chris Ryan

    Over the course of the last three games, John Wall has scored 99 points. I just watched all of them with the new NBA.com video playlist function. I basically invented John Wall RedZone. You can thank me later. [Editor's Note: You may notice that I...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  13. The Thunder Half-Court Shot Phenomenon Is Real and It's Freaking ...

    Chris Ryan

    We told you all about this earlier in the week. Last night, during the Thunder-Clippers game, Brad Brucker hit a half-court shot to win $20,000. It was the second time in a week this had happened. Something is in the air. Jay Z was there, in O...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  14. Why Do People Keep Hitting $20,000 Half-Court Shots at Thunder Ga...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, this champion splashed a half-court shot at the Nuggets-Thunder game in Oklahoma City. Then this morning, CBS's Royce Young tweeted this out: OKC's had 7 halfcourt makes in five years. That's $140,000. They probably woul...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. A Few Things About Tony Allen Kicking Chris Paul in the Face

    Chris Ryan

    That's Chris Paul getting kicked in the face by Bolo Yeung Tony Allen last night in the Clippers-Grizzlies game. Here's a GIF if you prefer your flying kicks in that format … Here are my reactions to this incident, in no particular order...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  16. Up in the Air: Did Lionel Messi Over-Travel Himself to Injury?

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi is going to miss up to two months after the Barcelona forward tore his hamstring in a game against Real Betis over the weekend. Messi has battled hamstring injuries throughout his career. In fact, his career is something of a medical mir...

    Blog | November 12, 2013