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  1. How Bayern Munich Dismantled Manchester City

    Spike Friedman

    Let's marvel at the first 75 minutes of football that Bayern Munich put together on Wednesday en route to a dominant 3-1 win over Manchester City by breaking down their three goals. (Apologies for those of you outside of the U.S., for whom I would re...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. Is There a Group of Death in This Year's Champions League?

    Spike Friedman

    Ah, the Champions League group stage draw. The first day of the year when we can wave good-bye to the sheep-slaughtering also-rans of former Soviet states and welcome the titans of Europe back to continental play. It's also the first day of the year ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. About Last Night: It's All About the Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were too busy finishing off a box of Pop Tarts to watch a 95-pound 13-year-old medal in the X Games, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Yu Darvish turned in a ferocious performance, striking out 14 Diamondbacks for the sec...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. How Will This Season's Bayern Munich Pep Squad Compare to Barcelo...

    Mike L. Goodman

    I don't really know why I'm bothering to show up for soccer season this year. Bayern Munich's complete dominance is, after all, a fait accompli. Last season's Champions League winners only went out and added their biggest rival's best player, Mario G...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  5. Pep Guardiola, Thiago, Barcelona, and Bayern: The Most Compelling...

    Chris Ryan

    This summer's European football transfer window has featured the usual telephone whispers and hysterical about-faces that one can expect from a three-month spectacle fueled by secrets, lies, roughly translated radio interviews, and unimaginable amoun...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. Frank Ocean's New Material: Yep, He's Still Heartbroken

    Amos Barshad

    Bad news for Frank Ocean, but good news for people who enjoy the lovelorn sounds of Frank Ocean: Our dude premiered three new tracks at a show in Munich on Tuesday night, and he sounds as — evocatively! Elegantly! Transcendentally! — bumm...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  7. Handicapping The Bachelorette Week 5: Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Two Awkward ...

    Juliet Litman

    Desiree Hartsock's quest for love has gone international. This week, Des and her guys found themselves wearing matching hoodies in Munich, Germany. No, they were not there as part of a tribute to the underrated Steven Spielberg movie of the same na...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  8. Men in Blazers: USMNT's Beligium Nightmare, Bayern's Triumph

    Grantland Network

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review the U.S.-Belgium friendly, Bayern Munich's Champions League triumph, and Man City's move into MLS. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts pag...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  9. Four Takeaways From the Champions League Final

    Spike Friedman

    Attack of the Monopod Let's start with the biggest story of the final, that of the Dutch Monopod. Monopods, of course, are mythological one-footed, dwarf-like creatures who show up in stories from ancient Greece legends to C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: LeBron Reminds Everyone He Is LeBron

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy ironing all of your white pants, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: LeBron James set up shop in the post as the Miami Heat had a 70-point first half en route to a comfortable 114-96 win over the Indiana Pacers a...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  11. Guys, Go Push This Mario Gomez Button!!!

    Chris Ryan

    PUSH IT!!! The Champions League final is tomorrow. Read Brian Phillips on the matter. Push the button! (h/t Brett Koremenos)...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  12. Men in Blazers With Special Guest Dirk Nowitzki

    Men in Blazers

    Gruss Gott, great friends of the pod. We're only days away from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and their legions of supporters descending on London for the all-German Champions League final. And to help contextualize the occasion, the Men in Bla...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  13. Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger Wants Basketball Playoffs ...

    Chris Ryan

    About a year ago, Bayern Munich played Chelsea in the Champions League final, losing on penalty kicks. It was a heartbreaker; Bayern were, overall, probably a better team, and they were playing in front of their home crowd at Allianz Arena. What did ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  14. Pep Guardiola's fake e-mail to Xavi after Barcelona's loss to Bay...

    Brian Phillips

    An e-mail from Pep Guardiola after Barcelona's loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  15. Six Takeaways From the Champions League Semifinals

    Spike Friedman

    Let's take a look at what we learned (aside from "fear the rise of Germany") from four matches in which we certainly learned to fear the rise of Germany. Life After Gotze Borussia Dortmund midfielder (and soon to be Bayern Munich player) Mario Go...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Back to Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy having an adorable cat on your chest and being unable to move, or breathe, or — hey, this cat's trying to kill me! — here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: We're headed back to Boston after the Celtics h...

    Blog | May 02, 2013