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  1. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 AFC East Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Barnwell and Mays discuss their optimism about the Patriots, their doubts about the Bills, and the rest of the AFC East. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. The Genius and Stupidity of Bill Belichick

    Andrew Sharp

    The Logan Mankins trade was so Patriots, it was almost too Patriots. A six-time Pro Bowler for a fourth-round pick and a tight end from Rutgers. God. It was raw and uncut Belichick, injected straight into our heart. Any team getting rid of a player l...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: AFC Ea...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Grantland's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal look hard at all the lines, spreads, and odds in the AFC East. Bill is confident about his Patriots, but Cousin Sal thinks the Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill could surprise the league. Click here for more of...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. The Showstoppers

    Bill Barnwell

    You already know that the defending NFL champions are a unique team. The Seattle Seahawks have a quarterback who is two sizes too small, a running back seemingly powered by candy, and an unconscionably loud home stadium. Something else is strange abo...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  5. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 6...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 RB: Just when you think you've seen David Jacoby at his giddiest, he stumbles on a 21 Jump Street box and hugs it tight and vows to never let go, all with the Kool-Aidiest of smiles....

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 5...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 BS: In 2013, I didn't pull the trigger on this Fridge-hot dogs poster right away ...; and someone else grabbed it. That's been haunting me for the past 12 months. So...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  7. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 2...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 RB: Worst. Fraternity. Composite. Ever. BS: $2,450?? I'm against man-made memorabilia in all forms. BS: I'm against man-made memorabilia in all forms ...; unless it's an...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 4...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 BS: Bear Bryant's game-worn plaid jacket. (Rem - he's the guy who coached Forrest Gump.) RB: Duh, Bill. Because of Bear, Forrest got to meet JFK and then drink 15 free D...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  9. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    Bill Simmons: On the "My Favorite Annual Summer Traditions" scale, the National Sports Collectors Convention ranks somewhere between the Fourth of July and Sharknado for me. But after hitting four of the last five conventions and posting co...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  10. A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 3...

    Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne

    PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 BS: That's a Prince concert program from the late '80s. I don't know if the look on Rem's face is shock, awe, respect, horror, affection ...; I just can't tell. ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  11. Need for Speed

    Bill Barnwell

    Speed kills. Al Davis might have said that about the NFL once, and it's hard to argue against him. Speed's the toughest thing to control and the most difficult skill to plan against as a defense. Think Colin Kaepernick running through the G...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  13. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  14. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  15. Prematurely Evaluating the Situations in Which Newly Drafted Quar...

    Kevin Lincoln

    In the 2014 NFL draft, 14 quarterbacks were selected. The first was Central Florida's Blake Bortles, taken third overall by the Jaguars; the last was Southern Methodist's Garrett Gilbert, who went 214th overall to the Rams. The on...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  16. B.S. Report: Seven-Year Anniversary Special!

    Bill Simmons

    In the first of a three-part podcast extravaganza, Bill Barnwell joins the show to give his thoughts on the 2014 NFL draft, and then Bill Simmons's dad comes on to talk Patriots and Bruins. Listen to the podcast here. In Part 2 of 3, Zach Lowe...

    Blog | May 08, 2014