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  1. Bill Simmons gives a blow-by-blow account of the knockout punch d...

    Bill Simmons

    The AL wild card was up for grabs. The Red Sox were collapsing. The Rays were rallying. Here's what transpired.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  2. Pick Your New NHL Playoff Team

    Sean McIndoe

    The transition from the first round of the NHL playoffs to the second is always a tricky one for hockey fans. You go from having games on all evening to a much sparser schedule, and even the occasional night off. And more important, you go from havin...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. What Would an NBA Sweet 16 Look Like?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Phoenix Suns are 41-29 and currently a half game out of the Western Conference playoffs. However, they have a better record than all but two teams in the Eastern Conference. They are obviously one of the 16 best teams in the NBA, but there&rs...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The Colts' Hollywood ending was just the opening act in an NFL weekend that kept us glued to the couch.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  5. Bill Barnwell on Week 17 in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    The unlikely road to the playoffs for the Chargers. Plus, the rest of the notable news from the final week in the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  6. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Playoffs: The Best and Worst of the First Round

    Sean McIndoe

    The first round of the NHL playoffs isn't over quite yet, thanks to a pair of Game 7s tonight. But since one of those games involves the Toronto Maple Leafs, I'll be completely incapable of even basic human function all day long so we better just go ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  8. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Great Expectations

    Grantland Staff

    We asked some of our writers to tell us what they're expecting from the upcoming NBA playoffs. Jay Caspian Kang: Miami will go 16-3 in the playoffs, and one of the losses will come to the Bucks. They'll also lose a game to the Knicks and the last ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  9. The Best B.S.: How Fear and Anger Motivate LeBron James

    Grantland Channel

    Colin Cowherd theorizes that fear, adversity, and anger motivate great talents like Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Bill Simmons then claims that Game 6 against the Celtics in last year's NBA playoffs was one of the great "Fork in the Road Moments" ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  10. Mailbag Appendix: The Pollard Connection

    Bill Simmons

    After the Ravens-Pats playoff game, I went through reader e-mails and put the best ones about Bernard Karmell Pollard into a Word doc. After a couple months passed, I realized these e-mails were finally ready to be seen by the general public. Here th...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  11. Rematch Strategy: Five Things to Watch During the Heat-Celtics Sh...

    Zach Lowe

    I've heard it from a few NBA players over the last couple of years: The plays and rotations a team uses in Game 1 will be long scrapped by playoff time. Tonight is a big night, with one glamour matchup, but it's also just the first in a long journey ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  12. MLB Playoff Wrap: One Game for the Series

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on a 6-1 Giants rout in Game 6 of the NLCS while avoiding the obvious jokes ... GIANTS ACE MATT CAIN GETS THE START FOR GAME 7 ... WHICH MEANS THE GIANTS ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE All right, that's a small-sample-size-induced overreact...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  13. NL Division Series Preview

    Jonah Keri

    When the dust settles from the wild-card playoff, who will have enough game to move on to the NLCS?

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  14. Wading through a crowded MLB awards field

    Jonah Keri

    With another season in the books, it's time to hand out some MLB awards.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  15. The Powerful New York Yankees, and Why They're Doomed

    Shane Ryan

    In the fourth inning of Sunday night's 6-5 win over the Mets, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira came to the plate with one out and the bases loaded. In 27 postseason games since coming to the Yankees in 2009, Teixeira has hit .170 with three home r...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  16. The Phoenix Coyotes fall to the Kings, the New York Rangers and N...

    Katie Baker

    The heartache of being eliminated, and the rest of the week in the NHL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012