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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. Meet Hawaii’s Scott Harding, the Most Interesting Man in Co...

    Michael Weinreb

    The most fascinating laboratory experiment in college football this season has unfolded almost entirely out of view. Unless you are a hardcore gambler or a raging insomniac, you probably don't catch many Hawaii games on your viewing interfa...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Wide Right and So Wrong

    Michael Weinreb

    There's a moment that arises after the kick slips a couple of feet wide to the right, after the Ibis Formerly Known as Howard the Duck charges onto the field, after the camera captures the now-iconic image of a flummoxed Bobby Bowden, hands on h...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  10. Leaving the Little Guy Behind

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's a pleasurable thing to do: Cue up this video, run it through to about seven seconds, and then freeze the frame. At that point, you can see what's coming, and you can also witness the forces of nature driving things toward their in...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Tom Osborne Goes for Two

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1985, in the aftermath of the boldest single decision any college football coach has ever made, Tom Osborne published an autobiography titled More Than Winning. It is a book that somehow manages to be both brief and tedious, short on telling detai...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Tricky Dick’s Trick Play

    Michael Weinreb

    On the first Friday of December 1969, as Walter Cronkite prepared to report on the emerging details of the My Lai massacre and on the occupation by black students of the Harvard administration building, White House press secretary Ron Ziegler held an...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  16. The Birth of 'The Argument'

    Michael Weinreb

    How can some sportswriters still insist on rating Army over Notre Dame - in view of the November 9th skirmish?" -Notre Dame student magazine, December 1946. "Incidentally, we were not awarded the national championship in 1946 &...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  17. The Tie Will Be Unbroken

    Michael Weinreb

    So let us imagine you are a college football coach in a hypothetical universe, and your team is ranked no. 1 in the country, and you are playing the no. 2 team on its home field, late in the season. The game is tied, and you have the ball with a minu...

    Blog | June 18, 2013