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  1. Major Labor Strife: Can Soccer Players Buck the Trend of Owners W...

    Noah Davis

    On March 6, 23 days from now, the defending MLS Cup champion L.A. Galaxy host the Chicago Fire in the first match of a year that sees two teams enter the league and the beginning of a huge new television deal. Throw in the return of United States nat...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  2. Cousin Sal's Week 1 Prop Bets!

    Sal Iacono

    We are back, baby! Hello, degenerates. I hope you had a safe offseason and enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. By the way - how ironic is it that on Labor Day weekend, 650 NFL players lost their jobs to roster cuts? Isn't the...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. Summer Box Office Report: How Screwed Is Hollywood? (Pretty Screw...

    John Lopez

    To willfully mangle John Donne: Never send to know for whom the bell tolls, Hollywood; it tolls for thee. As the clock strikes midnight on the summer movie season this Labor Day, the official obituaries are in for Hollywood and its historic summer sl...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Jonah Keri Podcast: Murray Chass and Rany Jazayerli

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to baseball historian Murray Chass about MLB labor strife, PEDs, and the Hall of Fame, and to Grantland's Rany Jazayerli about the surging Royals. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network o...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. ‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Stays Together, Gets Super &ls...

    Amos Barshad

    For a nation that so reveres the underdog, the U.S. sure does have a checkered history with organized labor: time and again, the union -- that stolid icon of blue-collar grit, unflinching resiliency, and the unparalleled virtue contained within an ho...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. The Northwestern Decision: An Explainer

    Brian Phillips

    Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school with the right, if they choose, to form a union. This has been portrayed as a potentially revolutionary moment fo...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. Did Kain Colter and Northwestern Just Put the NCAA on Notice?

    Bryan Curtis

    Yesterday, Northwestern football players won the right to form a union. Peter Sung Ohr, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board, handed down the decision. What does this mean for student-athletes at Northwestern and elsewhere, the...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Adam Silver, College Basketball, and Two Problems With One Soluti...

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday, sports labor lawyer Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of college basketball and football players, attempting to remove the market restrictions on college athletes. As the introduction to the suit expl...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  9. Week 10 College Football Viewing Guide

    Holly Anderson

    What a friend we have in Jameis.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  10. 15-Day NBA Warning: Kevin Love's Labor Lost

    Steve McPherson

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." —William Faulkner Kevin Love has a bone to pick with Faulkner. For almost his whole career, Love has thrived on proving people wrong, whether it was Kurt Rambis telling him not to shoot 3-pointer...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  11. Nate Silver on the U.S. government shutdown

    Nate Silver

    The first preview piece from Nate Silver and the new FiveThirtyEight.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  12. Toronto Film Festival Diary: Kate Winslet Near Her Worst, Sandra ...

    Wesley Morris

    Most people come to Toronto looking for the best the movies can do. Many films will reach for greatness. Few will attain it. Then there are movies that don't even reach. They're armless! This year one of those movies asks you to believe Kate Winslet ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  13. Songs of the Week: Karen O, Lee Bannon, The 1975, and One Filthy ...

    Amos Barshad

    Karen O, "The Moon Song" Stereogum explains: "[Spike] Jonze is about to unveil his next film — Her, with Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer — and Karen has written a song for it ... in the movie, Phoenix and c...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  14. The Biggest Winners of Summer Movie Season

    Wesley Morris

    Summer's almost over, and so, fortunately, are summer movies. This was not the greatest summer for heading to the multiplex, even if the box office numbers don't ultimately bear that out. After Labor Day, the 2013 season looks negligibly bigger than ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  15. Afternoon Links: The Tragicomic Life of Tom Cruise

    Tess Lynch

    I still haven't forgiven my family for not interrupting my labor to tell me that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise had separated. I thought they were timing my contractions with their iPhones, but they were totally checking TMZ. Thanks for leaving me out o...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  16. Bill Barnwell on the changes in the NFL's free agent landscape

    Bill Barnwell

    With salaries growing faster than the salary cap, NFL teams can sit back and wait for the bargains.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013