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  1. The Week 13 Mailbag: Giving Thanks, Making Picks

    Bill Simmons

    On Sunday night, I thought I had a foolproof plan: Watch Survivor Series with my son, record the Giants-Cowboys game on DVR, then rip through the second half of football after wrestling ended. Of course, I never expected to miss the most randomly thr...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. Circling the Calendar: Your Guide to Cherry-Picking the Rest of t...

    Bill Barnwell

    The byes are finally over. Every NFL team has played 11 games, leaving five contests per team to go. That's 80 more NFL games over the next five weeks, likely ending with a Detroit-Green Bay game deciding the NFC North in Week 17. While th...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  3. Mike Nichols, 1931-2014

    Wesley Morris

    A couple of Sundays ago, while folding laundry, I was watching the Jets and the Steelers struggle to score. So I turned the channel and landed on an early scene from Working Girl, after Tess (Melanie Griffith) has begun pretending to be her high-powe...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  4. Welcome to the Week 12 Thunderdome

    Bill Simmons

    When your mailbag question inspires me to email multiple friends and colleagues asking for their answers, then congratulations -- you've completed the Mailbag Video Game. There's no parting prize other than my eternal respect. A reader acc...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  5. NHL Weekend: Let’s Get Mediocre!

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. Every week of the regular season, we've made sure to take a look at the league's very best teams and its very worst. We'll do it again this...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  6. The 2013 NFL Redraft

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be a mess. 2012 had Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin. 2014, even a year in advance, held Jadeveon Clowney in what was regarded as one of the deepest draft classes in league history. 2013 was the awkward year in betwee...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  7. Week 8 Picks: A Gambling Epiphany

    Bill Simmons

    The last time I wrote a Friday football column -- 35 days ago, if you're keeping score -- Washington fans thought they had upgraded from RG3 to Kirk Cousins, Bills fans were dreaming about EJ Manuel leading them to the Super Bowl, Seattle f...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  8. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  9. NHL Wrap-up: All Is Rusty in Edmonton

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. Last week we talked about the value of patience, and of not overreacting to an especially hot or cold streak over the season's first few games. But sometimes a...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  10. The Percy Harvin Saga: How Seattle Lost and the Jets Won

    Bill Barnwell

    Seattle's stunning trade of Percy Harvin to the Jets on Friday brought a sudden end to what will go down as an ill-fated dalliance. Seattle's fling with Harvin, which cost them $18.3 million, ended with the speedy wide receiver having playe...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  11. Week 7 Wrap-up: The Mighty Start Falling

    Bill Barnwell

    What a rough 72 hours to be a Seahawks fan. On Friday, the Seahawks unexpectedly gave up on wide receiver Percy Harvin and traded him to the Jets, which must have caused Seattle fans to spend hours deleting their tweets and message-board posts from o...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  12. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Jets-Patriots, Chris Borland, and Prev...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Today's Grantland NFL Podcast breaks down New England's Thursday-night win before getting to Chris Borland and the Week 7 preview. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here&nbs...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  13. NFL Week 7 Picks: It Can Only Go Up From Here

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 7 can't be worse than Week 6. Well, it would be very difficult to be worse than Week 6. I was victimized by two of the week's three pick-sixes in the final seconds of games that turned a winning side into a loser (while also pushing th...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  14. Ranking the NFL’s Non-Playoff Teams

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday, I ran through the league's eight divisional leaders and tried to figure out which of them were most likely to hold on to their spots over the 11 weeks to come. Sorry for jinxing you, Colts and Patriots. Today, I'm going to run t...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  15. And the Gambling Gods Wept: A Visit to the Meadowlands for Bronco...

    Charles P. Pierce

    I admit it. I came down just to see triple digits. I got on a train before dawn, saw the sun come up over the sounds - both Long and Block Islands' - and watched the autumn colors catch the newborn sunshine, from Massachusetts...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  16. Best/Worst: Todd Gurley Is What Progress Looks Like

    Andrew Sharp

    What was the best in sports this week? What was the worst? If you could have asked me yesterday to pick one college football player to NOT get suspended over some meaningless NCAA violation, it would've been Todd Gurley. He was my presea...

    Blog | October 10, 2014