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  1. The Story of One Man’s Crazy Quest to Play Michael Jordan O...

    Alex Wong

    In late 2009, Ken Eller was hanging out with a friend at home when they watched a documentary called My Date With Drew. In the movie, Brian Herzlinger, a regular guy, documents his quest to go on a date with his celebrity crush, Drew Barrymo...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. We Went There: Taney's Little League World Series Adventure ...

    Michael Baumann

    Wednesday morning, I called my dad back in South Jersey and told him I was going to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to see the now-legendary Taney Dragons in person. "That's cool," he said. "Mo'ne Davi...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. My ‘SNL’: Testimonials From Cast Members Who Lived It...

    Matt Patches

    Saturday Night Live is like a pair of intertwined vines. There's the sketch comedy, a mix of absurdism and commentary incited by the Not Ready for Prime Time Players that continues to make night owls laugh 40 years later. Then there's the b...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. Lorne Again

    James Andrew Miller

    Of all the questions you could ask Lorne Michaels about Saturday Night Live, the one he may least like to answer has to do with his attendance record. He prefers not to talk about it - because it's perfect. Since 1975, of the clos...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. Killer Mike, J. Cole, and Hip-Hop’s Response to Ferguson

    Amos Barshad

    Last Friday, six days after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, J. Cole released a song in response to the tragedy, called "Be Free." "That coulda been me, easily," he said in a corresponding stateme...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. The 2014 Miami Marlins: The Dog That Didn't Bark

    Michael Baumann

    The 2014 season didn't have to be a moral victory for the Miami Marlins. To a certain extent, it still doesn't: The Marlins have quietly gone 19-12 since the All-Star break and sit 2.5 games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Ma...

    Blog | August 20, 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. It's Not Quite a Miracle, But the Angels Have Achieved AL We...

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball is unlike real life in that it features levels of stupidity that cannot be overcome by sheer force of economic might. Last year, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim paid $61.1 million total to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Jered Weaver, and C....

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. Let’s Be Real

    Wesley Morris

    All movies choose their moment. It's called a release date. Some moments, however, choose their movies. And it looks as if the moment has chosen Let's Be Cops. But let's be clear: No one should choose this movie. It&...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Who’s That Guy? MLB Commissioner-Elect Rob Manfred!

    Michael Baumann

    Who's That Guy is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. Today, we take a look at Bug Selig's successor, the Red Robber Baron. Who Is He? Rob Manfred, the next commissioner of Major Leagu...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  11. The Front Lines of Ferguson

    Rembert Browne

    I don't know what made me buy a plane ticket to St. Louis at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday. Maybe it was remembering that feeling of helplessness and guilt after learning of the Trayvon Martin verdict while embarking on a carefree cross-country road tri...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  12. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Features Another Awesom...

    Zach Dionne

    Any release date from Weezy F. Baby is to be treated with a medium-high degree of skepticism, but Tha Carter V is now set for October 28. Halloween-time seems right for Lil Wayne, right? Anyway: The record's the third Carter to feature a mini-Wa...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  13. Men in Blazers: 10 Premier League Questions, and an Interview Wit...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo welcome back the Premier League with 10 questions, and talk with their World Cup hero, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  14. Martin Lawrence Says ‘Bad Boys III’ Is on the Way

    Zach Dionne

    It's been more than a decade since Bad Boys II (and, um, 19 years since Bad Boys), so Conan O'Brien felt it was time to ask Martin Lawrence if the threequel's really going down. "I believe so, yes," Lawrence said. "I ju...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  15. Michael Cera, Tender Musician, Has an Internet Album to Sell You ...

    Zach Dionne

    Is there any way to prepare for true that, Michael Cera's surprise album living on Bandcamp? I don't really think there is. You just kind of have to click over and listen to it and figure out how to process what you're hearing. It&#039...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  16. OK, It’s Time to Worry About the Tigers

    Michael Baumann

    There's a radio station in Michigan that has me on to talk baseball every so often, and the hosts always ask me if they should worry about the Tigers. I always say no, in the same reassuring tone you'd use to tell your kid he does...

    Blog | August 13, 2014