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  1. Overrated or Underrated: 2012 in Sports

    Grantland Staff

    It was a year that provided plenty of personalities, story lines, and moments, but the question is, which of those moments got their due and which did not? Could LeBron James actually be underrated? Could the Olympics? They just might be. Underrated...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  2. Oscar Pistorius Stars in Blade Runner 2: This Time It's Personal

    Dermot Hunt

    The Olympics and Paralympics have been a dream come true for advertisers. The London Games have been short on scandal and long on inspiration, generating a feel-good factor in Great Britain that has been eagerly co-opted by companies seeking to bask ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  3. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 4

    Colson Whitehead

    Exiting the Orbit and leaving the Eye: the legacy of the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  4. Bang in the Chubby: The Fight to Name the 2014 World Cup Ball

    Pete LOfficial

    Perhaps the least surprising surprise at the heart of the traditional "handover" segment of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony - its big reveal - was the presence of the ubiquitous, loved-worldwide or just merely tolerated figure of Brazilian ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  5. Calling in the Cavalry: The Curious Case of the Modern Pentathlon...

    Louisa Thomas

    Sunday 25 October 1914: Woken up during the night with orders — probable advance ... They treat us as if we were Infantry always forgetting that we have not got the gun powder which Infantry have. — Diary of a World War I Cavalry Offic...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  6. The 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony: Freddie Mercury, John Lennon,...

    Amos Barshad

    The London Olympics came to a close Sunday night and, as promised, the final ceremony was composed of an epic montage of British music acts representing their country. The 2012 committee trotted out a crazy-eclectic lineup, epitomized by the fact tha...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. Get ready for a faster, higher, stronger version of The Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy wraps up his trip to London with actual letters from actual readers.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  8. Get ready for a faster, higher, stronger version of The Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy wraps up his trip to London with actual letters from actual readers.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  9. Brian Phillips on the USWNT and the gold-medal game

    Brian Phillips

    How do you explain the U.S. Women's National Team and their gold-medal performance?

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  10. What'll Go Down at the Olympics Closing Ceremony?

    Amos Barshad

    Just like with the Opening Ceremony - which rode a wave of geese and sheep and horses and cows and chickens and ducks to critical acclaim - the exact details of the Olympics Closing Ceremony are being kept under wraps. But some idea of what we'll be ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  11. It doesn't get better than four basketball games with a shot at a...

    Bill Simmons

    When there is an international play-or-go-home quadruple-header, you better believe the Sports Guy is watching.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  12. You Should Be Watching Men's Indoor Volleyball (So Not Kidding Ab...

    Robert Mays

    I don't remember how it came up — probably because I thought it'd come up before — but at some point yesterday in the office, I started in about my love of indoor volleyball. My co-workers were surprised, and in turn, so was I. There are ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  13. The London Olympics and Jonas Valanciunas's Potential for the Rap...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Since the Toronto Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011, the curiosity about the 20-year-old Lithuanian has only grown among basketball fans. With the news that he would make his NBA debut this season, the interest in his performanc...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. After a quiet first week, the U.K. exploded onto the medal stand

    Bill Simmons

    Everything, even the weather, fell into place during the greatest weekend in U.K. sports history.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  15. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Spain

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  16. July in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. What the 1948 London Olympics cost: $1.2 million. Co...

    Blog | August 02, 2012