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  1. Pharrell Completes Cultural Takeover by Becoming a Judge on '...

    Zach Dionne

    As far as we can tell, purely on the merit of his "Move That Dope" verse, Pharrell Williams has been tapped to judge Season 7 of The Voice, which will begin airing this autumn. It's still unknown if the show will do another lineup...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. The Triple-Threat Match for Fighter of the Year

    Eric Raskin

    Sucker punches at weigh-ins. Judges filling out their scorecards in advance. Referees stopping fights at the count of nine. The "why wait?" attitude pervades boxing, so we at Grantland figure why wait until the end of the year to kick off our awards ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. A Quick Note on How Almost Human Came Up With the Term 'Sexbots'

    Mark Lisanti

    Fox's Almost Human — if you haven't hit it on the DVR yet, it's RoboCop meets Blade Runner meets Judge Dredd with his helmet off — debuted its first two episodes on Sunday and Monday night. In the pilot, we're plunged into a J.J. Abrams&#...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. Vegas Weekend Recap: Johnny Football and a Boxing Judge

    RJ Bell

    Last weekend we had a major boxing match, a huge college football game, and a full slate of NFL games, including one of the most anticipated clashes of the regular season. The consensus estimate is that Vegas saw a 50 percent increase in sports betti...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  6. Atlanta Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Will Challenge Your Me...

    Michael Baumann

    The reason we use statistics, whether in sports or in medicine or in demography, is because they help us to see the whole picture. If I tried to judge, say, the defensive abilities of major league shortstops by using my eyes alone, I'd have a rough g...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  7. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. Afternoon Links: Just Kidding, Randy Jackson Is Coming Back to Am...

    Tess Lynch

    The American Idol producers must be very tired. They've been retooling ceaselessly for so long that they're getting glassy-eyed and confused, the latest example being the return of Randy Jackson, who had hardly exited the old warhorse as a judge befo...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. The Next Danny Green: Identifying the 2013 NBA Draft's 3-and-D Pr...

    Brett Koremenos

    The era of the 3-and-D wing has officially started. Zach Lowe tackled the importance of such players earlier this season, mentioning NBA Finals darling (or goat, if you judge him by Game 7) Danny Green and other current NBA players capable of fitting...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  10. The Silly Persons Guide to Top MLB Draft Prospects

    Michael Baumann

    I've long been of the opinion that only boring people like athletes and teams just because they're good. If you're going to spend precious words praising Mike Trout, come up with something better than "He's the best player in the game." Praise him fo...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  11. Five Questions on American Idol: Are All Four Judges Getting Fire...

    Jay Caspian Kang and Mark Lisanti and Emily Yoshida

    Whatever doesn't deafen you makes you stronger: Grantland's Jay Caspian Kang, Mark Lisanti, and Emily Yoshida have returned, bowed but not broken, to tackle another season of American Idol. With a potential top-to-bottom shakeup on the horizon, are t...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. Mark Titus watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and rates ...

    Mark Titus

    Grantland's NCAA hoops columnist watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and wonders how some of the guys he played with and against ended up being so much better (or worse) than he expected as pros.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  13. Worst Cooks in America, Episode 6: Butter and Hash

    Max Silvestri

    With only four contestants left, Worst Cooks in America is a different show. Last week the judges eliminated Carla and Michael, cooks with two of the clearest gimmicks: Wanna-Lay-Bobby-Flay and Bow-Tie-Accounting-Dork. With their dismissal, all that'...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  14. Afternoon Links: The Romeo Killer Gets Litigious

    Tess Lynch

    Lifetime is being sued by a convicted killer on which it based one of its ripping yarns, Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story, and now a New York Supreme Court judge has "issued an injunction that not only prevents the airing but also prohibits ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. Five Questions on American Idol: Is Nicki Minaj the Greatest Judg...

    Jay Caspian Kang and Mark Lisanti and Emily Yoshida

    Whatever doesn't deafen you makes you stronger: Grantland's Jay Caspian Kang, Mark Lisanti, and Emily Yoshida have returned, bowed but not broken, to tackle another season of American Idol. Join them on their journey, they'll need fresh meat when thi...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  16. Five Questions on American Idol: New Judges, New Season, Same Sui...

    Jay Caspian Kang, Mark Lisanti, and Emily Yoshida

    Whatever doesn't deafen you makes you stronger: Grantland's Jay Caspian Kang, Mark Lisanti, and Emily Yoshida have returned, bowed but not broken by The X Factor, to tackle another season of American Idol. Yes, it's definitely time to start worrying ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013