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  1. Just Win, Sort Of: How the Raiders Took Down the Chiefs

    Bill Barnwell

    So, that happened. The Raiders and Chiefs somehow produced the most exciting Thursday Night Football contest of the year, with Oakland overcoming a second-half comeback from Kansas City and one of the most bizarre near-penalties you'll ever see ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 8 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. Best/Worst: A Salute to the Dumbest Penalty in Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    What was the best in sports this week? What was the worst? It makes sense to have the excessive celebration penalty in the rulebook. I understand why it's there. I get it. Officials need some kind of option if a player goes nuts and stops...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  4. Down But Not Downtrodden, SMU Looks to Get Back to Work

    Matt Hinton

    Contrary to what you may have read lately, there's no black cloud looming over Southern Methodist University. Ominous music doesn't waft over campus. Unsettling groans don't emanate from the statue in Doak Walker Plaza. Students walkin...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  5. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. How Will Liverpool Compensate for the Loss of Luis Suárez?...

    Spike Friedman

    Luis Suarez was and is a nutmegging, penalty-drawing, goal-scoring menace. Last season, he was the consensus best player in the Premier League, the catalyst for Liverpool's return to Champions League football as well as thei...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. World Cup Pass & Move: Semi-Charmed Lives

    Grantland Staff

    Two semifinal matches, one penalty shootout, one plain old one-sided shootout. As the World Cup draws to a close, we look at some of the characters who made the semifinal round so wonderful, weird, glorious, ponderous, and heartbreaking. Chris...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. World Cup Pass & Move: Weekend Warriors

    Grantland Staff

    This past weekend saw quite a few footballing fireworks in Brazil. There were brilliant tactical decisions, gravely important injuries, near upsets, penalty shootouts, and Mothra landed on James Rodriguez's arm. As a way of looking b...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  9. Crime and Punishment: Should the Penalty Kick Spot Be Moved Back?...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday in Fortaleza, a penalty in the box decided another World Cup match. For the second time in less than a week, a whistle helped determine the fate of an entire nation's footballing dreams. Last Tuesday, it was the Ivory Coast. Sunda...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  10. About Last Weekend: All About the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drinking deeply from a single cup shared by everyone in the world, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports this weekend: Chile pushed Brazil to the brink, but a wayward penalty from the former's Gonzalo Jara ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  11. World Cup Players You Need to Know: Mexico Goalkeeper Guillermo O...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    In 2010, Guillermo Ochoa filmed an Allstate commercial. He's standing in front of a goal, inside a sort of menacing, very poorly lit lair. A generic soccer player takes a penalty kick, and Ochoa dives right, and then up, and then left, and...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  12. Rangers-Flyers Heads to Game 7, Because of Course It Does

    Katie Baker

    Following Game 1 of the Rangers-Flyers first-round playoff series, Philadelphia forward Wayne Simmonds had some words of support for rookie teammate Jason Akeson. The young player had taken a costly third-period penalty in a tied game that led to two...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  13. The Borini Conspiracy: The Loaned-Out Striker, the Penalty Shot, ...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    On Saturday, the first player Brendan Rodgers signed as Liverpool manager scored the winning goal at Stamford Bridge, knocking Chelsea three points back as Steven Gerrard & Co. extended their winning streak to 11 games and their lead ato...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  14. The NBA’s Bonus Breaking Point

    Zach Lowe

    It's wrong to think of the luxury tax as a purely economic penalty - as the mere taking of dollars from an extremely rich man who can afford it. The new collective bargaining agreement has changed the tax, and attached very seriou...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. The Designated Player: Lessons and Memories From the MLS Cup Fina...

    Graham Parker

    Saturday's MLS Cup final wasn't a game for the ages, though it ended up being a pretty engrossing one and did have its own mythical qualities for future generations. It was the coldest MLS Cup final ever, featured a penalty shootout that went to the ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Bill Barnwell on the Houston Texans

    Bill Barnwell

    Everything may be going wrong for the Texans right now, but they will be charging out of the cellar quicker than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013