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  1. The Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers

    Chris Ryan

    Can I interest you in March Madness spiked with second chances? Because that's what we've got on our hands. After a little more than a week of World Cup action, we've seen the defending champions go crashing out, the hos...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. NCAA Championship Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    Last night in North Texas, March Madness finally came to a cacophonous, crazy, based conclusion. Here are some riffs and GIFs on Connecticut's huge win over Kentucky and the end of the college basketball season. Mark Titus: I...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. Director’s Cut: ‘The Rabbit Hunter’ by Frank De...

    Michael MacCambridge

    It's difficult to overstate the reputation that Frank Deford enjoyed among readers and writers during the 1980s. In an era when long-form sports journalism - the literary-minded profile, or "takeout piece" - wa...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. The Shape of Shabazz to Come

    Louisa Thomas

    Shabazz Napier can sense a shift or force it, can slip through an opening or slice it, can weave a scheme or unweave it, can find free space or create it, can kick the ball out or drive it, can float a pass or fling it, can fake a jumper or drain it,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. #TrueDetectiveSeason2

    Brian Phillips

    I am here to talk about love, but first I have to say something about hate, and about the purest, foulest, most unrepentant form of hate there is: namely, the hate that sports fans feel toward TV commentators. You've experienced this, ye...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  6. Culture Club

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As the first Thursday of March Madness unfolds on a flat-screen inside the Dallas Mavericks' locker room, Rick Carlisle is just a few feet away from a noisy pool of beat reporters crowding around the TV to watch Dayton finish its midday ups...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. The March Madness Vasectomy

    Bryan Curtis

    Every March Madness vasectomy is different. You might have your reasons for asking a doctor to cut a small hole in your scrotum; extract the vas deferens; sever the tube and cauterize it; and then, after fixing one-eighth-inch titanium clamps to each...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  8. Vote Hoiberg

    Charles P. Pierce

    The end of Sunday's game was impossibly frantic, but the Mayor kept his cool. Fred Hoiberg is such a fixture in Ames, Iowa, that he has been called the Mayor since his playing days at Iowa State, and Ames is not a town with a lot of fixtures tha...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  9. May the Best Team Win?

    Brian Phillips

    There's that story in the Bible, you know the one. The Israelites are fighting the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. The Philistines send forth an unconquerable champion, I mean just the most brutal killer you could imagine. This guy&r...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  10. Cupcakes and Dog Days and the Rise of Gerald Green

    Andrew Sharp

    It's the first day of March Madness and the NBA regular season is limping to the finish line for the next few weeks, so if you're reading this, you should probably go watch the tournament instead. But whatever. We'll make this quick. ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  11. Cousin Sal’s March Madness Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    March Madness. Absolutely my favorite betting event of the year. Unless you count the NFL preseason, NFL regular season, NFL postseason, and, of course, the July Fourth Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Despite my gridiron and pork bias, I remain...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Here Are Your Grantland Staffers’ March Madness Brackets

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland is almost 3 now (!), which means we're old enough to have traditions. One of them is posting our staffers' NCAA tournament brackets here, on the Internet, for you, Grantland readers, to see. If you're looking for expert Marc...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. The Doomed NCAA Tournament Dreams of 3-Point-Reliant Teams

    Ed Feng

    Live by the 3, die by the 3.This basketball cliche always surfaces around NCAA tournament time. But is it actually true?To find out, let's look at the past 12 NCAA tournament champions, and what percentage of their respective field goal a...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  14. Titus’s March Madness Mailbag

    Mark Titus

    With this the first of many NCAA tournament mailbags to come over the next few weeks, I'd like to ask you all to please stand - and gentlemen, remove your caps - as we honor America with the singing of...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. Analyzing Dick Vitale’s March Madness Playlist

    Patricia Lee

    Ahead of Selection Sunday, ESPN analyst Dick Vitale revealed his super-secret, 100 percent cool March Madness playlist to the folks over at Spotify. The good? The list includes Barry Manilow. The bad? The list is only 21 songs long. Ahem, Dickie V, h...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  16. The Pride of the SWAC

    Charles P. Pierce

    The bands play with pride and purpose. The bands have histories, just as their schools do. The bands have nicknames. The Prairie View A&M Marching Storm. The Texas Southern Ocean of Soul. And the Southern University Human Jukebox. The bands have...

    Blog | March 17, 2014