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  1. A Tactical Preview of the World Cup Final

    Mike L. Goodman

    For all the surprises this World Cup has offered up, from Algeria being awesome to Italy and England apparently missing the plane to Brazil in the first place, the final matchup shouldn't come as much of shock. Ge...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Stop Making Sense

    Brian Phillips

    Should we talk about where we've just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths. Italy, ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Five Burning Questions for the World Cup Knockout Rounds

    Brian Phillips

    I am here to tell you about fire. The group stage of the 2014 World Cup was one of the most spectacular phases of a soccer tournament in recent memory. We've had torrential rains. We've had jungle heat. We've had moths the size of...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: 'The Challenge' Fi...

    David Jacoby

    Zach is LeBron, pizza in Italy is disgusting, Laurel is in a class of her own, and Cody has the deepest of all Vs. Such was the week in reality TV. But before anything else, we must marvel in the quiet, Tim Duncan-esque dominance of Johnny...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. About Last Night: The Bitin’ Bandit Returns!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were jet-setting down to Brazil like some kind of hipster hotshot, leaving About Last Night in the hands of an unstable sociopath, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: * Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, in World Cup action,...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Your ‘Luis Suárez Bit a Guy!?’ Reaction Post

    Chris Ryan, Mike L. Goodman and Bill Barnwell

    Chris Ryan: Hey, Mike! Hungry? It sure looks like Uruguay forward Luis Suarez just bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Uruguay, already up a man, went on to win the match and advance to the Round of 16. This is th...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. England’s Dreaming: How These Three Lions Recall the Spirit...

    Graham Parker

    During a break in the England-Italy match last weekend, there was a TV ad narrated by Gary Oldman. I was struck by how much he reminded me of the modern English footballer (not the first-time-on-a-world-stage ones - the ones they grow up to...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  8. 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
  9. The Quiet Tragedy of Alvaro Saborío’s World Cup Inju...

    Graham Parker

    I want to talk about the World Cup and injuries. And no, not the speculation about whether Luis Suarez will get well soon, or the unhealthy interest in Mario Balotelli's tender groin currently sweeping Italy. I don't want t...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  10. The Dream Kickoff

    Danielle Elliot

    On June 21, 1970, in the searing heat of Mexico City, Brazil and Italy faced off in the World Cup final. Each was going for its third crown. Watching on a small black-and-white TV at his home in São Paulo, 9-year-old Miguel Nicolelis sat in aw...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. Forget It, Jake. It’s Little Italy. (Saying Good-bye to the...

    Holly Anderson

    If there's one good thing to say about it, as the sun sets on what we're going to call the Cream Cheese Prohibition Era of the NCAA's reign - and there is just one thing - it's that it has provided us wi...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  12. An Oral History of the Time George Clooney Dominated Leonardo DiC...

    Andrew Sharp

    It's just important that everyone knows this happened. We pick things up halfway through Tom Junod's new Esquire profile of George Clooney: He has other houses. He has one, famously, on Lake Como, in Italy, and he has built another in Cabo. In thi...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  13. Men in Blazers: The Confederations Cup Semis and the Finer Points...

    Men in Blazers

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett recap the Confederations Cup semis, weigh in on the latest EPL transfer rumors, and offer advice on summer blazer wearing. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check ou...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  14. About Last Night: What Happens in Vegas, Goes to Cleveland

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out tasting wine with other beautiful people in France, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. In a surprising turn of events, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett with the first pick of the NBA draft. Victor ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: Sweet Home, Chicago

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy bounding home incredibly after being left in the woods by your family, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Blackhawks are one game away from a Stanley Cup championship after Patrick Kane scored two goals in...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  16. The Kardashiad, Week 8: Like New York City, But More Dismal

    Alex Pappademas

    Kim comes home from vacationing in Italy with Kanye and tells Kourtney all about it. There's a makeup artist working on Kourtney's face. Said face displays a total lack of interest in what Kim is saying. Kim almost got kicked out of the Sistine Chape...

    Blog | March 18, 2013