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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. NBA Shootaround: Villain Ball

    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. Chris Rya...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. Trade Deadline Winners and Losers: The Suns Regroup, the Heat Rel...

    Andrew Sharp

    The trade deadline has come and gone. It was madness. Now it's Friday. Before the weekend gets started, and because my brain stopped working around 2:45 on Thursday afternoon, let's do some winners and losers and try to sort through what ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  4. The Ignored Evolution of the Sixers

    Zach Lowe

    Every think piece on the Sixers' tanking binge anxiously mentions how Philly's players could absorb "losing habits" as they trudge through the season as permanent underdogs. No one seems to know exactly what &ldqu...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. Mistrial and Error: RDJ’s Messy ‘The Judge’ and...

    Wesley Morris

    At least a dozen movies are opening around the country this week. More than half of them are in The Judge. Not different genres, per se, just different movies. There's the one in which greasy careerist Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) puts t...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  7. The End of an 'Empire': HBO's Onetime Hope for the...

    Andy Greenwald

    "Year in, year out: different dogs, same fucking bone." It's Nucky Thompson who says these words, early in the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire, but it's not hard to imagine an HBO subscriber expressing something similar. Since pr...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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