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  1. About Last Night: Jazz Tune Out Durant, Thunder

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy refusing to elect Michael Richards to the Hall of Krame because of character issues, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kevin Durant had 48 points, but the Oklahoma City Thunder still fell to the Utah Jazz, 112-10...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Timmy Time

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy snickering uncontrollably upon hearing that Johnson and Fister got traded on the same day, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Tim Duncan was in vintage form, collecting 21 rebounds and scoring 23 points including a...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Anthony Davis's Fracture May Break the Pellies

    Zach Lowe

    The harsh reality of the Western Conference: If your team's internal projections have them settling around the 45-win mark, a medium-term injury to your best or second-best player could make the difference between a playoff spot and a trip to New Yor...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  4. About Last Whatever: Iron Bowl Chaos

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy foolishly enjoying the company of friends and family this holiday season without a television on in the background, here's what you missed in sports over the holiday: In one of the most stunning endings to a football game i...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. About Last Night: BCS Buster Stays Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being thankful for Moises Alou's Hall of Fame candidacy, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jordan Lynch broke his own FBS single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 321, as Northern Illinois finis...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Fab Freshmen

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy convincing friends and family that your Movember mustache should probably stick around through Mocember, here's what you missed on sports on Tuesday: In a battle of the nation's best freshmen, Jabari Parker outshone Andrew ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. Text Messages to the New Orleans Pelican: Your Beak Looks Like It...

    Shea Serrano

    The New Orleans Pelican is a [something] with a cell phone so I sent [him/her/it] some text messages. Me: Um, hey. It's Shea. From Houston. Pelican: Oh hi Me: So let's just get out in front of this: This is weird for me. Pelican: How's that? ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  8. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose preview the upcoming season for the Pelicans, who feature a guard-heavy roster, soft big men, and a new mascot, the Pelican, that is more ferocious than you might think. Bill and Jalen also get a little help from Zach Lowe...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  9. NBA 18-Day Warning: Here Come the PELICANS

    Andrew Sharp

    A few important notes before we get started: 1. I promise to never write a story about the New Orleans Pelicans that doesn't lead with a photo of an actual pelican. 2. That Evil Pelican up there could be a fixture on Grantland all year long .....

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  10. How Denver's Old Dribble-Drive Offense Could Be the Perfect Fit f...

    Brett Koremenos

    This has been an offseason filled with change for the New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise not only ditched its nickname but also overhauled its personnel through two trades and one surprising free-agent signing. Out with the Hornets moniker were Robi...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  11. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe on the NBA's Summer Leagues and Offseason

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up Zach Lowe to talk summer league basketball, make predictions for the upcoming NBA season, and debate nicknames for the New Orleans Pelicans. To listen to this podcast, download it on iTunes here, or to listen at the ESPN.com ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  12. The New Pelicans Uniforms and the Yawning Maw of Our Own Demise

    Steve McPherson

    Since this is about fashion, let's charitably call the initial reactions to the unveiling of the New Orleans Pelicans' new uniforms beige. Or maybe taupe. Possibly even mauve, but I don't want to overstate my case. The specific whys and wherefores of...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  13. What's in a Name? Why the Pelicans Should Be Known As the 'Pellie...

    Zach Lowe

    This is an important moment in the history of basketball in New Orleans. Its NBA team has tried to accelerate its rebuilding process with two risky moves — dealing two draft picks, including Nerlens Noel, for Jrue Holiday, and tossing more mone...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  14. All Hail the NBA Offseason

    Andrew Sharp

    It's mid-July, the offseason is two weeks old, the second (or third?) Dwightmare is officially over, and we have at least three teams who vaulted themselves into the title contender conversation. This summer's especially fun because teams who were go...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. The remaking of the New Orleans Pelicans

    Zach Lowe

    There will be no rebuilding in New Orleans next season — but is that the right move?

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  16. The Firm 20 Years Later: What Ever Happened to Hollywood's Obsess...

    Sean Fennessey

    Twenty years ago this week, a movie called The Firm was released. It starred the biggest movie star on the planet, Tom Cruise; was directed by a celebrated industry veteran, Sydney Pollack; and went on to gross more than $158 million in America, the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2013