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  1. Picking Season

    Bryan Curtis

    You there, with the cursor. I see you've just moved an officially licensed NFL jersey into your digital shopping cart. You're doing this on the NFL's website or on your favorite team's website. Or - l...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Seeding the NFL Playoffs, NCAA-Style

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I'm a little jealous of college football right now. While the NFL still has three weeks to go before we can finally figure out who will suit up in January, the various deliberations and tribulations surrounding the announcement o...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. The Rise and Fall of the 2012 NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What happened to the top of the 2012 NFL draft? While the 2011 NFL draft is rapidly going down as arguably the best defensive draft in NFL history, the 2013 class was supposed to be mediocre (and it has been) because so much talent left college footb...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Rookie Symposium: NFL Fans, Meet Your New Fascinations

    Holly Anderson

    As college football players coast to coast graduate or see their eligibility otherwise expire, we on the NCAA beat must say good-bye and give them over to our NFL brethren. And in this time of transition, as writers and as fans, we feel it'...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. Rocket Science

    Louisa Thomas

    It takes a moment to spot Cameron Fleming on trivia night at the Rose & Crown in Palo Alto. Even though he's an NFL prospect at a faux-British pub where football means soccer, even though he's half a foot taller and 2...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. Cousin Sal’s March Madness Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    March Madness. Absolutely my favorite betting event of the year. Unless you count the NFL preseason, NFL regular season, NFL postseason, and, of course, the July Fourth Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Despite my gridiron and pork bias, I remain...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: Grantland Bids Adieu to ...

    Grantland Staff

    On Monday night, Florida State beat Auburn with a thrilling last-minute touchdown drive. The Seminoles' victory ended the SEC's streak of seven consecutive national championships, but it also put a bow on something far more fundamental: the BCS era. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  9. Florida State's Real MVP

    Chris B. Brown

    College football teams often hand out honorary awards during the doldrums of spring practice or the offseason conditioning program in order to recognize unsung scout teamers or those who consistently practice with great effort. It's a way for the coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Remember the Alamo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for 386 total yards as the no. 10 Ducks routed the Texas Longhorns, 30-7, in the final game of Mack Brown's Te...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Me...

    Grantland Staff

    We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There's plenty of bowl-season excitement ahead, but now that the 2013 regular season is in the books — w...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. Mark Richt, the Carousel, and the Difficult-to-Define 'It' Factor...

    Ian Cohen

    As head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt has spent 13 years giving the Bulldog faithful an average of 10 good reasons for his continued tenure and three rationales for his ouster that often seem far more compelling. He perennially appears on...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  13. Vegas Weekend Recap: Sharp vs. Square

    RJ Bell

    When the first sportsbook report hit my inbox Monday, the question "How did your book fare in the NFL?" was answered with "great." The same question, in the next email, was answered with "horrible." These extremes alternated throughout the day, and a...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  14. Week 13 College Football Viewing Guide

    Holly Anderson

    In which college football indulges a week early.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  15. Vegas Weekend Recap: Alabama Comes Through Again

    RJ Bell

    Perhaps the most impressive current Las Vegas stat is that Alabama has been favored in 51 straight games. Wow. The last time the Crimson Tide were underdogs in a college football game was in 2009. Not only has Bama been favored in every game since, b...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  16. A Modest Proposal: NFL Teams Should Stop Running the Football

    Ed Feng

    Today's Grantland Channel video spotlights Pulaski Academy's Kevin Kelley, the high school football coach who never punts and almost always onside kicks. While Kelley's approach, which he calls both a strategy and a philosophy, has yet to catch on in...

    Blog | November 13, 2013