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  1. Kevin Love: Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated?

    Bill Simmons

    How did Kevin Love become part of LeBron's "I'm Coming Home" package to Cleveland even before that signing went down? LeBron passes 40,000 career minutes during the seventh minute of opening night in October, that's how. The ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  2. Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated: Coldplay

    Steven Hyden

    Before I commence arbitrarily rating the minutiae of Coldplay's career using totally subjective and occasionally silly criteria, I want to briefly address how people talk about Coldplay. Because this is a band whose narrative has been frame...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. Is Bruce Springsteen's career overrated, underrated, or properly ...

    Steven Hyden

    A tour through the rock legend's career, from his (great) albums to his (cheesy) music videos to his (sloppy) Super Bowl slide.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  4. Pearl Jam's Career - Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated?

    Steven Hyden

    From albums to drummers to hats, a conclusive guide to alt rock's enduring giant.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  5. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Joe House

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons is joined by Grantland's Zach Lowe and his buddy Joe House to debate whether Chris Webber is overrated, underrated, or properly rated. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  6. B.S. Report: Wesley Morris on Jodie Foster

    Bill Simmons

    In the first audio edition of "Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated," Bill Simmons and Grantland's Wesley Morris dive deep into the career of Jodie Foster. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated: Ethan Hawke

    Chris Ryan

    Close your eyes. Actually, don't — keep reading. But "close your eyes." Closed? OK, now think of Ethan Hawke. What do you see? Distressed jeans? Weirdly buttoned or oddly tucked shirt? Tattered copy of Slaughterhouse Five in the back pocket? Go...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Fall of the House of Hoosier and Other Tho...

    Shane Ryan

    The End of the Great Hoosier Debate Trying to guess the legitimacy of the Indiana Hoosiers has been a season-long brain teaser, and I've consistently taken the "overrated" side of the debate. Every time it looked like I might be right, as with the n...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  9. Most Hated College Basketball Player, Day 6: Self-Awareness Is Ov...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Self-awareness is overrated, especially among the famous. Should it really be cause for celebration that some historic asshole has the wherewithal to recognize his asshole past? Should we forgive so easily, simply because a celebrity shows the common...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. Ohio State's Unlikely Revenge at Indiana

    Shane Ryan

    The game that changed my mind about no. 2 Indiana and made me realize that maybe the Hoosiers weren't overrated, came on February 10, when I saw them play in Columbus, Ohio. That road win was so dominant, and so clear-cut, that the critiques previous...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  11. Overrated or Underrated: 2012 in Sports

    Grantland Staff

    It was a year that provided plenty of personalities, story lines, and moments, but the question is, which of those moments got their due and which did not? Could LeBron James actually be underrated? Could the Olympics? They just might be. Underrated...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  12. 15 Monday College Hoops Epiphanies

    Shane Ryan

    I spent about five hours on the highway this weekend, and before we get to the college basketball–related epiphanies for this week, I have three driving-related epiphanies: 1. In my mind, the worst breach of highway etiquette is when a drive...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Just Proved There Is No Spoon

    Brian Phillips

    ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC IS SO OVERRATED I MEAN SURE HE'S WON NINE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BEEN SERIE A FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THREE TIMES BUT HE'S DEFINITELY NEVER SCORED FOUR GOALS FOR SWEDEN IN ONE MATCH AGAINST ENGLAND THE FOURTH OF WHICH WAS A MIND-A...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  14. The NFL Coach Style Disaster

    Wesley Morris

    Can the tyranny of the hoodie be broken?

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  15. How Overrated Is Gareth Bale?

    Dermot Hunt

    The international break can be a difficult time for star players from smaller nations. Footballers who are accustomed to domestic glory suddenly find themselves thrust into squads with far smaller ambitions. The contrast can be jarring, as can the tr...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  16. Paris Is Rising: Early-Season Issues for PSG

    Ricardo Bernard

    After all the preseason hype, let's put away the anointing oil and look at Paris Saint-Germain for what they really are: an overrated and complacent team of underachievers. An overpriced vanity project. A rich man's plaything. Before a ball was kicke...

    Blog | August 20, 2012