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  1. Requiem for a Dump: Saying Good-bye to the Nassau Coliseum on the...

    Katie Baker

    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders, is a mosquito trapped in amber. It is a cryogenically frozen head. It is a dead ancient Egyptian ruler impeccably preserved in rags. To step inside the concourse is to enter what s...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Late Pass: Catching Up With ‘Lilyhammer,’ a Show That...

    Katie Baker

    Life comes at you pretty fast, we know. There's so much pop culture there these days, not everyone can be expected to be fully caught up on every show, every film, every album, all at once, all the time. This is Late Pass, a space for Grantland ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. A Yooge, YOOGE Event: An Audience With the ‘Sports Pope&rsq...

    Katie Baker

    The first hootenanny to be held at New York City's Irving Plaza took place in early April of 1946. Roughly a thousand people participated in a stomping, clapping, raucously communal musical happening led by guys like Pete Seeger and Woody G...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. A Song of Ice and Ire: Watching the Packers (Barely, Controversia...

    Katie Baker

    "It's not a Snuggie," longtime Green Bay Packers fan Zach Munger corrected me when I approached him on Sunday morning in a parking lot to tell him I admired his fleecy outfit. "It's a custom onesie.&a...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  5. Which U.S. City Should Host the 2024 Summer Games? An Extremely S...

    Katie Baker

    We've long been conditioned to assume the topic is college football when we hear the words "Rose Bowl" and "bid committee" in the same sentence. But on Thursday, when four hopeful programs ha...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  6. We Went There: Hanging With a Billionaire for Washington’s ...

    Katie Baker

    As Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis walked toward his suite in Nationals Park about 30 minutes before the start of the NHL Winter Classic, he spotted something that stopped him in his tracks. "That's a nice sweate...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  7. The Bake Shop Mailbag! Answering Your Questions on Absurd Hockey ...

    Katie Baker

    Welcome to the Bake Shop, an establishment where we dish out the goods and keep vague operating hours. You can email katiebakeshop@gmail.com with questions, comments, hopes, and dreams anytime. My aunt recently gave me some of my uncle's posses...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  8. The Year in Holy S#!t: T.J. Oshie Becomes an American Hero Before...

    Katie Baker

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. Depending on where and with whom you transacted, you...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  9. Will the First Major Sports League in Vegas Really Be …; t...

    Katie Baker

    "What I'm about to tell you requires a deep breath," Gary Bettman told reporters, "and a level of precision that I am requesting because I don't want it misunderstood." He was in Boca Raton,...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  10. Random Top Fives, in Honor of ‘Top Five’

    Grantland Staff

    Top Five is out today. Read Rembert's interview with Chris Rock here. Enjoy an assortment of staff top-five lists below. Yes, we know that Pac and Big are not in the first one. 1. Jay Z 2. Ghostface 3. Nas 4. Kanye 5.&...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  11. It’s a Hell of a Town: The New York City Sports Franchise M...

    Katie Baker

    It's possible to live in one of the nicest apartments in New York City and still have a view of a brick wall. The subway runs 24 hours, which means there's never a time of day that someone isn't hot-stepping pathetically...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  12. Talent Scouts: Remembering ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ at 2...

    Katie Baker

    It's weird that it took me decades to realize that Troop Beverly Hills is basically a sports movie. The 1989 film starring Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Jenny Lewis, and the bit actor who would go on to become Sex and the City&...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  13. Upside Down: The Weird, Sad Bankruptcy of the NHL’s Jack Jo...

    Katie Baker

    Two months into the 2012 NHL lockout, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson uploaded some frustrated comments to his now-defunct personal website. I want to work! I'm a professional athlete and I want to play hockey! In my chosen profess...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  14. Can’t Find a Braverman: Why the Last Season of ‘Paren...

    Katie Baker

    Something happened last Thursday night that rattled me right to the core. I was watching Parenthood - now in its sixth and final season - and I actually found myself wondering, Wait, where the hell are the Bravermans? This isn'...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  15. NHL Tankapalooza! The Race to the Bottom and Two of the Biggest P...

    Katie Baker

    How appropriate that the 2015 NHL draft will be in Sunrise, Florida! A new day will dawn; we'll smile toward it and squint. The fishermen will intuit some fine catches coming their way any minute. Adolescents with angry skin will wear hats...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  16. Asses of Fire: Why Kim Kardashian’s Magazine Shoot Failed t...

    Katie Baker

    Imagine, just for a moment, that Kim Kardashian West's carefully oiled tush actually did have the power to "break the Internet." One twitch of that famous padding, one subconscious clench, and all the smart-asses would be silence...

    Blog | November 13, 2014