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  1. About Last Night: Bruins Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pedaling as hard as you could to keep the BBWA website up and running, here's what you missed in spots on Thursday: Top-ranked Arizona held off a spirited late charge from the UCLA Bruins to win 79-75 and move to 16-0 on th...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. In Case You Were Wondering, Spain Is Definitely Not Over

    Michael Bertin

    Can you win a national anthem? Brazil might have done that before the Confederations Cup final. Although, from the crowd noise, it'd be difficult to pinpoint where the anthem stopped and the game began. It was only 90 seconds until Fred scored and...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  3. A Vision for 2020: Baseball vs. the IOC

    Michael Baumann

    The Olympics are awesome, but they're run by a bunch of sanctimonious old men, who are so reactionary and so out of touch as to make Donald Trump look like ... I dunno, whoever the kids think is hip and with it nowadays. Which make the Olympics ra...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. Really! Seth Meyers Gets Late Night

    Amos Barshad

    As rumored and conjectured, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers will indeed take over Late Night after Jimmy Fallon moves to The Tonight Show. The news was confirmed this weekend by NBC and Meyers, who told the New York Times "Working at 'SNL' requires...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  5. Overrated or Underrated: 2012 in Sports

    Grantland Staff

    It was a year that provided plenty of personalities, story lines, and moments, but the question is, which of those moments got their due and which did not? Could LeBron James actually be underrated? Could the Olympics? They just might be. Underrated...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  6. Grantland Network: Men in Blazers With Special Guest Megan Rapino...

    Men in Blazers

    Football has returned, as if it ever really went away. In this week's pod, Michael and Roger welcome the return of the English Premier League like an old friend. A friend that always makes you pay for drinks, sleeps with your wife, and reverses its H...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  7. The Drugs Don't Work (in the Olympics)

    Dermot Hunt

    Another Olympics has come to a close, and we've had the usual barrage of doping controversies to mull over, varying from scurrilous insinuations about 16-year-old girls to justified concern over rehabilitated (and unrepentant) ex-dopers winning medal...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. Attainable or Unattainable III: Olympics Edition

    Rembert Browne and Chelsea Fagan

    I, Rembert Browne, have nothing to offer an Olympian with regard to the holding of hands, the making of love, the walking of aisles, or the having of children. Please do not waste time trying to convince me otherwise; I know it to be true and I am sl...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  9. What'll Go Down at the Olympics Closing Ceremony?

    Amos Barshad

    Just like with the Opening Ceremony - which rode a wave of geese and sheep and horses and cows and chickens and ducks to critical acclaim - the exact details of the Olympics Closing Ceremony are being kept under wraps. But some idea of what we'll be ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. Men's Synchronized Swimming Is No Laughing Matter

    Michael Bertin

    It was a joke: Martin Short and Harry Shearer were two male synchronized swimmers who had given up everything in their quest for Olympic gold. It was made all the more ridiculous by the fact that (a) Martin Short couldn't swim and (b) there was n...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  11. The Rap Genius Olympics

    Rembert Browne

    A website exists on the Internet called Rap Genius, and its primary function is to explain the lyrics to hip-hop songs. While the scope of the site has grown in recent months, from blogging, to giving artists verified accounts, to irresponsibly corru...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  12. Mr. Marlowe, I Presume: The Californication of Olympics Announcin...

    Michael Weinreb

    I spent the majority of the 1980s in a dank basement in central Pennsylvania, waiting out the winter by watching any and every late-night sporting event accessible on cable television. This means I grew up listening to a hell of a lot of Chris Marlow...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  13. No Legs Good, Two Legs Bad: Does Oscar Pistorius Have an Unfair A...

    Dermot Hunt

    So, Oscar Pistorius — a man born without fibulae — is running in the Olympic Games. He qualified for the 400-meter semifinal on Saturday, and he'll be on the South Africa team for the 4x400-meter relay later this week, an event in which h...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  14. The Most Ridiculous Medal Record in Olympic History Still Stands

    Michael Bertin

    The last race at Eton Dorney not only put the cap on a disappointing Olympic Regatta for the U.S. men's rowing squad — the priority boat of the four took just a bronze in that race — it also assured that one of the most ridiculous medal r...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  15. Top 10 Moments From the First Week of the Olympics

    Shane Ryan

    If you haven't been reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides ... well, you should be reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides. Shane has traded his sanity and sleep schedule to watch pretty much every jump, leap, shot, throw, heave, dive, and v...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  16. July in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. What the 1948 London Olympics cost: $1.2 million. Co...

    Blog | August 02, 2012