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  1. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. ‘Going to Be’ a Top-Five NFL Playmaker? Cordarrelle P...

    Robert Mays

    This is one of those dead stretches of the NFL calendar when player proclamations are somehow news. Most of it makes for "Well, what's he supposed to say?" reactions, but when Cordarrelle Patterson said yesterday&nbs...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  4. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Mamba

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding a new locker room from which to ban stat sheets, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Kobe Bryant returned to action after rehabbing from last year's Achilles tear, but his Lakers suffered a rare home defe...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  6. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    You demanded it! Thank You for Not Coaching is back in its usual Tuesday time slot to review the sprawling action of Week 13. Of course, while the NFL stretched out and played this week's games over a five-day stretch, the most-discussed decisions of...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Lambeau Woes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy backing up your asshole son by trolling online forums incognito, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Josh McCown led the Bears to a 27-20 win over an injury-depleted Green Bay Packers squad at Lambeau Field, creatin...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Boston Bows Out

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing about the correct definition of "blue moon," here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Red Sox superprospect Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-3 in his major league debut, and Marco Scutaro drew a walk-off RBI walk to g...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Royal Flush

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy playing chess while everyone else was eating checkers, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Powered by a clutch Alex Gordon triple, the Kansas City Royals bagged their eighth consecutive win as they held off the T...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  10. Adrian Peterson and the Lead Draw: The Vikings' Throwback Play fo...

    Chris Brown

    In recent years, running back, once football's glamour position, has been diminished beyond all recognition. Not so long ago, NFL teams routinely built around franchise running backs, but now the need to highly invest in the position is mostly gone. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  11. Bill Barnwell ranks the top assets in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell completes his ranking of the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets, with a few notes from The Sports Guy.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  12. The All-22 All-Star Team: The Vikings' John Sullivan

    Robert Mays

    The NFL is a nearly perfect television product. But the way football is presented limits our ability to understand the game. On a 100-yard field populated by 22 men, a press-box camera fixated on the ball leaves us without a proper vantage point of t...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  13. 114-Day NFL Warning: Percy Harvin Is a Seahawk, Everybody

    Robert Mays

    OK, so I know what you're thinking: If you're going to start a countdown this far in advance (which is admittedly crazy), why not just wait to start on a round number? I'll tell you why — because Simmons is the boss, and he wasn't going to go a...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  14. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Lands on Its Head

    Shane Ryan

    Today's Shuffle is going to be a quick one — to get your college hoops fix, check out dispatch no. 1 on Indiana-Ohio State from my Big Ten road trip — but, wow, the wheels have really come off, haven't they? Let's do a list of 10 thoughts...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  15. NFL Run & Shootaround: Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Grantland Staff

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. Field of Dreams...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  16. About Last Holidays

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out picking up smoking as an excuse to avoid your relatives, here's what you missed in sports during the holiday season. December 22 UCF crushed Ball State 38-17 in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, and I'm not going to start my first ...

    Blog | January 02, 2013