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  1. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Bottom Feeders

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to Grantland's annual NHL preview, in which we run through all four divisions in an attempt to figure out what to expect from the league's 30 teams. By "all four divisions," of course, we don&rsq...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. NFL Week 3: Peterson, Picks, and the All-Outrage Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We made the mistake of holding this column for one hour because we thought Roger Goodell might actually say something interesting, thoughtful or sincere in today's days-too-late press conference. I left my thoughts on my Twit...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. You Shall Not ... Run? The Brick-Wall Rush Defenses of the Jets, ...

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to be a consistently good run defense in the NFL. Take ... wait for it ... the Bears, last season. In 2012, Chicago finished first in run-defense DVOA. Last season, it dropped to 32nd - from best to worst in a single seas...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. Team USA Is Here to Save the Day

    Andrew Sharp

    It's only Wednesday, but it's already been a pretty miserable week in sports. But you know one thing that helps keep me going in times of distress? Team USA. So you know what you're getting today? TEAM USA ON JET SKIS. Just look at...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. NFL Season Predictions, Part 1: The Cellar Dwellers

    Bill Barnwell

    The rosters have been pared down to 53 men, and with thousands of words of preamble out of the way, it's time to finish up the 2014 NFL Preview. As always, during this last week of boring before the NFL season finally begins, we break up the lea...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. The Weakest Link: A Look at the Worst Position Groups in the NFL

    Robert Mays

    Plenty of veteran players would rather not show up for preseason games, but last week, Dimitri Patterson took it one step further. He just didn't. Patterson, a starter, never arrived for the Jets' game, part of a 48-hour stretch w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 AFC East Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Barnwell and Mays discuss their optimism about the Patriots, their doubts about the Bills, and the rest of the AFC East. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  10. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: AFC Ea...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Grantland's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal look hard at all the lines, spreads, and odds in the AFC East. Bill is confident about his Patriots, but Cousin Sal thinks the Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill could surprise the league. Click here for more of...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  11. The NHL’s Race to the Bottom

    Sean McIndoe

    With most of the offseason's major moves already made and rosters around the league largely set, it's time to start talking about which team heads into the 2014-15 season with the best chance at earning the big prize. No, not t...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. Legendary Status Not Required: How Sylvester Stallone Plucked &ls...

    Matt Patches

    When Sylvester Stallone's Expendables 3 character, Barney Ross, realizes his latest adversary, Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), packs more heat than even old-timer Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) can handle, he hits up his longtime friend Bonaparte (Kelse...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  13. Maximum Time-Wasting Potential: A Selective Guide to the 'Ex...

    Amos Barshad

    This week, while writing up Quentin Tarantino's interview with Robert Rodriguez, we learned something, and entered a wonderful wormhole. Turns out, ages ago, long before he was the logorrheic whiz kid, Quentin had himself a job PA-ing ... for Do...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  14. Going Down Wikipedia's NHL Rabbit Hole

    Sean McIndoe

    I love Wikipedia. It's a great source for information and anecdotes about just about everything you could imagine. Granted, not all of that information is true, or vaguely accurate, or even spelled correctly. But it's interesting, and you c...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  15. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  16. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014