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  1. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Does Anyone Love the AL East?

    Shane Ryan

    Like the man at no. 10 during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl, let's jump right into the fray. 10. Yasiel Puig, the Cienfuegos Slammer (LAD-PIR) I left Puig off the list last week, and certain factions were upset. So here he is, in all his shiny g...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  2. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Might Is (Wain)Wright

    Shane Ryan

    I love baseball, so it wouldn't be true to say I've been faking the funk so far in the 2013 season. But there comes a point every year when the game pierces the thick mental hide of my winter hibernation, and my fandom rises to near-obsessive levels....

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  3. Of Winners and Whiners: Tiger Dismantles Sergio

    Shane Ryan

    It's rare in golf to see a gallery cheer for a bad shot, but it happens. The patrons of the game love to brag about the sport's unique decorum, but there are times when rooting interest takes over and fans can't help themselves. So it wasn't a huge s...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  4. Life-Changer: How a Few Bad Greens Made Derek Ernst's Career

    Shane Ryan

    One of the reasons I've learned to love the ordinary, mundane events on the PGA Tour — after spending the bulk of my life focused solely on the big ones — is how the drama of a single Sunday can permanently change a person's life. We'...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. Three Ways to Fix the Ugliness of College Basketball

    Shane Ryan

    I love college basketball. I love it the way a mother loves her evil little spawn, the one that everyone else in the neighborhood is pretty sure will end up in prison by age 20. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool supporter, and I'll probably never change. I don'...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Good-bye!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 boards to lead no. 1 Duke to a 76-54 win over Elon on the same day that the nation's no. 2 high school recruit, Jabar...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  7. About Last Night: My Boss Is a St. Louis Carpenter

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Matt Carpenter, subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran, hit a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the Giants and a 2-1 lead in the NLC...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  8. The Massive Ryder Cup Preview

    Shane Ryan

    The list of things I love about the Ryder Cup is so long that it could fill a (tedious) novel, and golf fans can probably guess most of them. But if I had to narrow that list down to one abstract thought ... well, I'd probably say that even though...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Orioles Love Them Some Extras

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Adam Jones bashed an 11th-inning home run to lead the Orioles past the Mariners 3-1 and give the club its 15th straight extra-innings win, the longest ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Break Up the O's!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Today, we'll be auditioning an assortment of new characters who have contacted us about being part of About Last Night. If any of them have tremendous popu...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  11. Your Tuesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Scene: Shane Ryan on his computer Monday afternoon, fighting the good fight, trying to love his country despite the best efforts of technology. It's the 200-meter freestyle, one of the premier events of the swimming program, and Ryan Lochte is fighti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. Afternoon Delight: Eight Things to Love About Thursday's Early Ga...

    Shane Ryan

    Are you unemployed? Do you have a boss who won't know if you're watching TV while you should be working? Are you a home-schooled child with absentee parents? The town drunk who hangs out at a bar with the MLB package? The booking agent for James Dola...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  13. Break Up the Washington Nationals Pitching Staff

    Shane Ryan

    If Major League Baseball were Little League, and I were the helicopter parent of, say, Kansas City's Luke Hochevar, I would be upset and bitter that the coaches of the Washington Nationals conspired to get all the good pitchers on their team. Also, I...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  14. If You Love or Even Like Tennis, Turn to ESPN2 NOW!

    Shane Ryan

    We've got a big situation in the Roland-Garros men's quarterfinals. Two situations, actually. 1. Novak Djokovic, the top player in the world and the man currently attempting to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time for the first time si...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  15. Spelling Bee Retro Blog!

    Shane Ryan

    I don't think there's a TV-watching soul in America who doesn't love the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It cuts across boundaries and appeals to the frightened child in all of us — that petrified little tyke who remembers the drama and heartbre...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  16. Readers' Revenge: Your Best Prank

    Shane Ryan

    It's time for Readers' Revenge, the weekly feature in which we turn Grantland over to YOU, the unpredictable reader. This week's topic was Your Best Prank. One thing you should know about Reader's Revenge is that I love reading the e-mails, and narro...

    Blog | April 30, 2012