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  1. NFL Week 3: Peterson, Picks, and the All-Outrage Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We made the mistake of holding this column for one hour because we thought Roger Goodell might actually say something interesting, thoughtful or sincere in today's days-too-late press conference. I left my thoughts on my Twit...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. A Defense to Match: Appreciating the Stingy Spartans in the Offen...

    Chris B. Brown

    Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have shared a sideline for more than a decade, first at Cincinnati and now at Michigan State, and in the process they've forged one of college football's great coaching pairings. In recent years the head coach...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Making a Point About the PAT

    Jason Bailey

    Extracting some excitement from extra points seems like a challenge that would sideline even Rumpelstiltskin. But that hasn't stopped the NFL from trying its hand at some curious alchemy. For the first two weeks of the preseason, extra-point att...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  16. The 30: deGreat Debate

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the winners and losers have been toasted and chided. Much to the Phillies' chagrin, however, not every team that stood pat joined Ruben Amaro's squad in earning the "loser&quot...

    Blog | August 04, 2014