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  1. 30 for 30 Shorts: The Great Trade Robbery

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1989, the storied Dallas Cowboys were a team stuck in mediocrity. They had a brand-new owner in Jerry Jones. They had a brand-new coach (just two years removed a national championship with M...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. The Goodell Blackout

    Bryan Curtis

    For the better part of a month, sportswriters have called for Roger Goodell's resignation. Writing in The MMQB on Monday, Peter King told us that NFL owners aren't likely to deliver it, unless Adolpho Birch pulls a John Dean and spills eve...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. The Man Who Wasn’t There: James Dolan and His Disappearing ...

    Jason Concepcion

    New York Knicks owner James Dolan is Llewyn Davis if Llewyn Davis had been born into wealth, owned a world-famous concert venue, and had a sub-mediocre, Nassau County-inflected singing voice. (Although, to be fair, unlike Llewyn, Jim does w...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Who's That Guy? New Buffalo Bills Owner Terry Pegula!

    Sean McIndoe

    As of Tuesday, Terry Pegula is the next owner of the Buffalo Bills. You might not have heard of him before, so here is anything and everything you need to know. Who is he? Terry Pegula, a 63-year-old billionaire who is the current owner of the NHL...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Minority Report: The Real Problem of the Atlanta Hawks Implosion

    Rembert Browne

    I don't think Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is a racist. And I don't think his email was racist. And I don't think he's anything like Donald Sterling. Now that that's out the way, I'd love to actually talk about Bru...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. The Mess in Atlanta: What Bruce Levenson's Email and Exit Me...

    Zach Lowe

    We shouldn't need a reminder that NBA owners, when the cameras are off and the community rallies are over, conceive of fans mostly as walking sacks with dollar signs on them. That was the trigger for the email from Atlanta Hawks owner Br...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. A Short History of Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Freaking Out in P...

    Jason Concepcion

    The Clippers Fan Fest, held on Monday, was as much a celebration of Steve Ballmer's purchase of the team (for the paltry sum of $2 billion) as it was an exorcism of the retrograde tightwad Los Angeles plantation regime of Donald Sterling. S...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  8. Greatness in the Uncommon: Sports, Narrative Fiction, and Netflix...

    Michael Baumann

    A renegade owner takes over a minor league baseball team and assembles a group of castoffs. Those castoffs then start winning, much to the chagrin of organized baseball, and much to the delight of fans in a market that almost everyone thought had aba...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  9. Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait W...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Luis Suarez's exit from Liverpool was astonishingly fast. Giorgio Chiellini was probably still rubbing his shoulder when Liverpool owner John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group decided they had had enough. By July 4, a mere 10 days aft...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  10. Age of Exhaustion: The Year of the Self-Loathing Summer Movie

    Alex Pappademas

    "Movies nowadays, that's the trouble," the aged owner of a decrepit Texas movie house tells Mark Wahlberg's character a few minutes into Transformers: Age of Extinction. "Junk. Sequels and remakes, a bunch of crap." The...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  11. Inside the Sacramento Kings’ Draft War Room

    Grantland Channel

    See Part 1 here. Grantland takes you behind the scenes as Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, and advisors Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin make draft-day decisions in con...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  12. We Went There: God Loves Cleveland and 24 More Notes From Inside ...

    Zach Lowe

    I love the NBA draft lottery. There is real tension in the air, and it's delightful to watch the league's workaholic, process-oriented thinking GMs and owners grapple with the fact that a random Ping-Pong ball drawing in a sealed-o...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. NBA Playoffs Overnight: OKC-LAC-WTF?!

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: In a season where the lizard-scaled antebellum worldview of Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally crawled into the daylight of the world's attention, it's quit...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  14. B.S. Report: Ric Bucher

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Ric Bucher discuss setbacks for the Warriors, preview Clippers-Thunder, and explain how owners should successfully run teams. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  15. The Power of the ‘Pretty Good’ Guys

    Zach Lowe

    The "pretty good" NBA veteran has taken a beating over the last half-decade. Owners crafted a new collective bargaining agreement that carries stricter controls on payrolls and player salaries. A harsh new luxury tax spooks everyone outsid...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  16. The Owner and the Owned: A Discussion About Donald Sterling

    Wesley Morris and Rembert Browne

    Rembert Browne: So Donald Sterling sees himself as a kind and merciful plantation owner. Well then. Wesley, there's so much to discuss: Sterling's history of racism; his ability to be completely nondiscriminator...

    Blog | April 28, 2014