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  1. Spoiler Alert! Eight MLB Teams With Dream-Crushing Potential

    Shane Ryan

    It must be nice to make the playoffs. As a long-suffering Yankee fan, I probably won't get to experience that joy this season, and it's been a long time — almost a full year — since we've even sniffed the postseason. With six games left o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  2. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  3. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Fear and Loathing in Fenway

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. How is it mid-September? Did we even have August this year? Are the playoffs really sneaking up on us? This is getting serious, gang. Each team has about 15 games left to win, lose, bargain, plead, suffer, and despair. There are onl...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A-Rod and Nine Other Things

    Shane Ryan

    Let's goooo! 10. A-Rod wants BACK, everyone! HE WANTS BACK! The headline on ESPN.com right now is "A-Rod decries mix-ups, lobbies for Fri. play." My question is, do you think A-Rod knows what "decries" means? It strikes me as such a funny word ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Beautiful, Soaring Cardinals

    Shane Ryan

    We suffered through a bit of a downer last weekend, but the rebound is looking great. I forcefully recommend watching every minute of each game listed below, with one notable exception: 10. Oh God, the Astros and Cubs Are Playing (HOU-CHC) You ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  6. The Pitchers' Duel Diary: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Dallas Keuchel

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to this new series, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the art of pitching. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and our lives through the lens of baseba...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  7. About Last Night: NFL Changes Its Stripes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The NFL and the referee union released a joint statement last night announcing they had reached an agreement to end the lockout. Unfortunately, this pr...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Braves Headed to the Playoffs

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves a 4-3 win over the Marlins and help his team secure a playoff be...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Ronaldo's Last-Minute Miracle

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Note: Due to an ongoing labor dispute at Grantland, today's joke will be written by a group of replacement writers called up from the Grantland's Division ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  10. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Battle of the Vowels

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. Fewer than 20 games left! The mid-September crunch is here, and woe to those who stumble. 10. Wait a Second ... the Phillies??...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  11. About Last Night: The Open's British Invasion

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Andy Murray won his first career Grand Slam, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a five-set marathon to take the U.S. Open title. The Scottish Murray credited hi...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  12. About Last Weekend: Usain-ity, 2.0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Usain Bolt won his second straight gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash, pulling away from the field and finishing in 9.63 seconds, an Olympic rec...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  13. The Weekend Baseball Top 10

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Zack Greinke's Chance for a Classic F-You Game (Saturday, MIL-HOU) Let me make my case for Zack Greinke as an All-Star. Bear with...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  14. About Last Night: The Thunder Rolls

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Kevin Durant scored 27 points and James Harden nailed two clutch fourth-quarter 3s to give the Thunder a 108-103 win over the Spurs and a 3-2 lead in the ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Notes kept by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long during his investigation show that former head coach Bobby Petrino's relationship with his assistant ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  16. About Last Night: What Would Tebow Do?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Tim Tebow capped a game-winning drive with a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Broncos a 17-13 win over the Jets. It would be easy to overstate the signi...

    Blog | November 18, 2011