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  1. This Is the End: Time for the Week 17 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    I want to find you the perfect Super Bowl bet. It's my holiday gift to you. We're looking for an undervalued long shot with a better chance to get lucky for four weeks than everyone realizes. A good exampl...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. The Grantland All-Pro Team

    Bill Barnwell

    The season is not quite over, but it's already time to start celebrating the best players of this 2014 NFL campaign. With one week to go and playoff coverage taking up time in the weeks to come, I've gone through my notes for the year, talk...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. The Sports Guy’s Week 16 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday column trying to figure out the exact moment when God started hating Cleveland (and whether He actually does hate Cleveland), click here. And now, the Week 16 picks ... (Home teams in caps.) JAGS (-4) over Ti...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Who Is the Ultimate Backyard Quarterback?

    Robert Mays

    During the afternoon slate of games on Sunday, I threw out a question. While I had some names in mind, I was curious and purposefully didn't set any criteria, because that's a significant part of the answer. Do you...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. The Week 15 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    We split Friday's column into two parts. If you missed my piece about Chainsaw Dan Snyder and the Deadskins, click here. Here are the Week 15 picks. (HOME TEAMS IN CAPS) RAMS (-5.5) over Cards I stand by this now-ridiculous pick. The...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  8. 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
  9. ‘B.S. Report’: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Cousin Sal and Bill Simmons cover the Patriots' win over the Chargers, ask if J.J. Watt is MVP material, and guess the Week 15 lines. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  10. NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers: Jeff Fisher Trolls, Seattle Retur...

    Robert Mays

    Jeff Fisher The Rams' run over the past month has probably saved his job, but Fisher's best coaching move yesterday came before the ball was even kicked off. St. Louis sent out six very specific captains against Wa...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  11. The Week 14 Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Two quick plugs, because it's officially the holiday season and I will NEVER catch you in a more charitable mood. Did you know that we released a 30 for 30 fifth-anniversary holiday gift set that includes five Blu-rays and 100 documentaries...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  12. NHL Grab Bag: Money Pushups

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: A youn...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  13. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Packers-Patriots and the Rest of Week ...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell break down the instant Packers-Patriots classic before getting to the rest of Week 13. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Grantland NFL Po...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  14. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Cousin Sal and Bill Simmons cover the Patriots loss and the Walking Dead finale before guessing the Week 14 lines. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check out our podcasts page...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  15. Week 13 Wrap-up: A February Preview?

    Bill Barnwell

    If Sunday's game between the Packers and the Patriots was actually a preview of the Super Bowl, we've got a very exciting game on tap in February. Green Bay's 26-21 victory over New England was a rare bird, a game in which the Packers ...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  16. The Week 13 Mailbag: Giving Thanks, Making Picks

    Bill Simmons

    On Sunday night, I thought I had a foolproof plan: Watch Survivor Series with my son, record the Giants-Cowboys game on DVR, then rip through the second half of football after wrestling ended. Of course, I never expected to miss the most randomly thr...

    Blog | November 26, 2014