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  1. Michael Weinreb

    Michael Weinreb



    Michael Weinreb (@MichaelWeinreb) is a Grantland staff writer and the author, most recently, of Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the ...

  2. The Pirate and His Pupil

    Michael Weinreb

    There's a word that Mike Leach is trying to conjure from somewhere deep within the bedraggled utility closet of his mind, and this word is escaping him, just as the context of this particular digression has escaped pretty much everyone else...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  3. The Quiet Genius

    Michael Weinreb

    Out on the dangling elbow of the Oregon coast, in a port town set against the Coos River, a teacher named Bruce Bryant sometimes points to a photograph affixed to a bulletin board in his classroom. "Hey," he'll ask his s...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. Grantland: The Quiet Genius

    Michael Weinreb

    Out on the dangling elbow of the Oregon coast, in a port town set against the Coos River, a teacher named Bruce Bryant sometimes points to a photograph affixed to a bulletin board in his classroom. "Hey," he'll ask his students. "Do you know who that...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  5. Penn State's NCAA Sanctions Are Gone; Confounding Feelings R...

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's a snapshot of how inherently bizarre things have gotten at Penn State over the past few years: Last week, a blog operated by a local clothing and souvenir store purported to have exclusive information from someone in the NCAA regardi...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. The Ballad of Reggie Bush

    Michael Weinreb

    T he following is an excerpt from Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games by Michael Weinreb. Copyright © 2014 by Michael Weinreb. Reprinted with permission of Scribner, a Div...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. The Dickens of Detroit

    Michael Weinreb

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Boise State, Alabama, the college football playoff system, and sm...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why the college football playoff system could shut out small schools like Boise State.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  9. College Football's Games of the Century - Miami and Florida State...

    Michael Weinreb

    The end of the Miami Hurricanes dynasty.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  10. College Football's Games of the Century - Nebraska and Miami in t...

    Michael Weinreb

    On the stunning gamble taken by Nebraska's head coach in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  11. College football's games of the century - Alabama and Penn State ...

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1979, the Tide rolled, the national championship was split, and the Argument endured.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  12. In Memoriam: Deacon Jones, 1939-2013

    Michael Weinreb

    It is rare that an athlete is so good at his job that he inspires an entirely new quantitative measure, but this was the case with David "Deacon" Jones, who died of natural causes yesterday at the age of 74. Jones was a 6-foot-5, 270-pound behemoth, ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  13. Texas and Arkansas face off before President Richard Nixon in 196...

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1969, President Nixon was the decider of the national championship.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  14. Notre Dame and Michigan St. play to a tie in 1966

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1966, Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian made a decision that would rattle the constituency of the sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  15. College football's games of the century and Notre Dame vs. Army i...

    Michael Weinreb

    In the first of a series examining the NCAA's messy history, we look back at Army and Notre Dame's punchless 1946 showdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  16. The Second Act of Akron Coach Keith Dambrot

    Michael Weinreb

    The first time I spoke to the current head coach of the Akron Zips, he told me, "I'm never coaching Division I basketball again." This was in 2000, and Keith Dambrot was coaching a local high school team after years of not being able to find a basket...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  17. 'Q*bert' and the video game marathoning trend in the aftermath of...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why do we play arcade games for hundreds of hours?

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013