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  1. College Football Recap: Crown the Tigers

    Shane Ryan

    Five titles for the book about the Alabama-LSU game: "The Questionable Classic" "Czar Nicholas Comes Unglued" "The End Zones Were Not Breached" "The Foster Debacle" "Catch the F*&%ing Ball, Michael Williams" Or maybe it should have some...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  2. Search and Destroy

    Wesley Morris

    Nobody gets to be a hero in The Purge: Anarchy, not for long. But the actor Frank Grillo really has something. It's not range or big talent. It's a life-size, working-person's version of macho gravitas. He's ha...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  3. We Bought a Tank: Looking Back and Looking Forward with the Sixer...

    Chris Ryan

    Something weird happened at the Celtics-Sixers game on Monday night in Philadelphia. I'm not talking about the Sixers winning -- though that has become a rare enough occurrence during the 2013-14 season (some would say intentionally...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. We Went There: Nets-Sixers With a Brooklyn Fan Who Happens to Be ...

    Hua Hsu

    "An expectation of defeat." This was how my friend Chris explained his mind-set as a Nets fan in the 1990s — and they weren't even that bad back then! He grew up in Imlaystown, New Jersey, equidistant from Philadelphia and New York, in that...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Warriors Come Out to Play

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy calling out traders on Twitter, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Golden State Warriors exploded for 42 points in the fourth quarter as they overturned a 27-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  6. Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, and Television's 'Big Star' Probl...

    Andy Greenwald

    "The show makes the star, not the other way around." It's an old television-industry adage, one repeated nearly as often as it's ignored. No matter the shininess or popularity of a given celebrity, audiences have proved happy to shun them if the TV s...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. Early-Season NBA Surprises Shootaround, A.K.A. SIXERS SHOOTAROUND...

    Grantland Staff

    Michael Carter-Williams is here to make basketball fun again. What. Is. Happening!? Zach Lowe: Here's how bad it was: My annual column of "bold" predictions hadn't been out even 30 minutes when an executive on a non-Sixers team emailed to cha...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  8. About Last Weekend: The Comeback Kids

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to solve the Heat's chemistry issues using stoichiometry, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: It was a weekend of big comebacks in the NFL as contenders Seattle and Indianapolis mounted stunning symmetrica...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  9. NBA Shootaround: Grand Opening

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. We Can Be Heroes ... Just for One...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  11. Afternoon Links: People Were More Excited to Reunite With Robin W...

    Zach Dionne

    Two lovable comedy icons returned to their mutual hometown of Sitcomland last night, but America acted like Robin Williams was the cool guy who'd flown around the world on a hang glider while Michael J. Fox was the neighborhood dweeb who set a jump-r...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  12. Dispatches From NBA Summer League in Orlando, Day 5

    Brett Koremenos

    Trying to Find a Balance To say Trey Burke has struggled during his first few games as a pro might be putting it mildly. Though it's obviously just a short stretch of games, all the aspects of Burke's game that have brought concern — specifi...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  13. NBA Job Interview: Michael Carter-Williams (With Scouting Report!...

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Michael Carter-Williams about transitioning from Syracuse's zone defense to man-to-man defense in the NBA, and the upsides of being an unselfish teammate. Then, Bill gets a little too excited abo...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  14. Anatomy of an Upset: Syracuse Zones Out the Hoosiers

    Brett Koremenos

    Yet another 1-seed found an early exit in the tournament last night. This time, it was the Indiana Hoosiers who met their fate at the hands of the Syracuse Orange and their famous 2-3 zone. On a macro level, three things typically beat a zone def...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  15. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Fall of the House of Hoosier and Other Tho...

    Shane Ryan

    The End of the Great Hoosier Debate Trying to guess the legitimacy of the Indiana Hoosiers has been a season-long brain teaser, and I've consistently taken the "overrated" side of the debate. Every time it looked like I might be right, as with the n...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  16. Snitch: The Rise of the Action Tragedy

    Wesley Morris

    There's a moment in Snitch that, if the world were different, you'd probably miss. But given all the talking we've been doing about guns, it stands out. Dwayne Johnson stands in the middle of an ammo shop. The camera spins around him the way cameras ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013