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  1. The Myths and Realities of Boxing’s Tilted Canvas

    Eric Raskin

    Sports is full of popular cliches, but it doesn't make them true. Does defense really win football games? In combination with offense and special teams, sure. Did one team want it more than the other? Maybe, but superior execution us...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. 30 for 30 Shorts: Robbed

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1976, Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton met inside the ring at Yankee Stadium. The conclusion of the fight would go down as one of the most controversial decisions in boxing. But the ci...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 5...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 BS: In 2013, I didn't pull the trigger on this Fridge-hot dogs poster right away ...; and someone else grabbed it. That's been haunting me for the past 12 months. So...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  4. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 4...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 BS: Bear Bryant's game-worn plaid jacket. (Rem - he's the guy who coached Forrest Gump.) RB: Duh, Bill. Because of Bear, Forrest got to meet JFK and then drink 15 free D...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  5. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 3...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 BS: That's a Prince concert program from the late '80s. I don't know if the look on Rem's face is shock, awe, respect, horror, affection ...; I just can't tell. ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    Bill Simmons: On the "My Favorite Annual Summer Traditions" scale, the National Sports Collectors Convention ranks somewhere between the Fourth of July and Sharknado for me. But after hitting four of the last five conventions and posting co...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  7. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 6...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 RB: Just when you think you've seen David Jacoby at his giddiest, he stumbles on a 21 Jump Street box and hugs it tight and vows to never let go, all with the Kool-Aidiest of smiles....

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. Donating Your Body to Sportswriting

    Bryan Curtis

    A year after he confessed on Oprah, Lance Armstrong welcomed a visitor to hell. In February, Esquire's John H. Richardson stood before the front door of Armstrong's Austin mansion - a downsized...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  9. Wrestler, Statesman, Hostage Negotiator, Legend: The Life of Anto...

    Mimi Hanaoka

    One of the best ways to appreciate the full glory of Antonio Inoki, the legendary Japanese professional wrestler, WWE Hall of Famer, and three-term member of his country's parliament, is to Google image-search the phrase アント...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  10. 'Rush,' 'Baggage Claim,' 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali,' and in pra...

    Wesley Morris

    Paula Patton runs for love, Ali fights for justice, and Ron Howard drives really hard.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  11. Wrestling's Greatest Shoots, Volume 3: Antonio Inoki vs. the Grea...

    The Masked Man

    shoot (noun): anything real that happens in the scripted world of professional wrestling. It originally meant a real fight — a shoot fight — but evolved to include reality-referencing speeches and later any intervention of reality into th...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  12. Grammys After-Party: A Magical Night With Justin Timberlake, Fran...

    Grantland Staff

    It's a Mumford World So, Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali. The Grammys did their job. Order has been maintained. What happens next? Here are my predictions: Babel will return to the top of the albums chart next week. Jay Pharoah's inevitable yellow sui...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  13. Muhammad Ali and the Gulf War

    Charles P. Pierce

    Could what Muhammad Ali did in 1990 ever happen today?

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  14. The latest offering in the new 30 for 30 documentary series

    Grantland Staff

    Our latest film, narrated by Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  15. The 'greatest conference ever,' the SEC, and its self-congratulat...

    Michael Weinreb

    Touring the halls during the SEC's self-congratulatory college football media congregation.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  16. Things We Found on eBay: An Autographed Big Country Jersey and a ...

    Rembert Browne

    I never want my eBay searches made public for all to see. I'm not ashamed of my queries, but it would just take a significant amount of time to explain some of my searches. My weekly "96 Olympics" search shouldn't raise too many red flags, but "No Li...

    Blog | July 12, 2012