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  1. College football's games of the century - Alabama and Penn State ...

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1979, the Tide rolled, the national championship was split, and the Argument endured.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  2. New Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien leads his team after incom...

    Michael Weinreb

    In the aftermath of incomprehensible tragedy, Penn State is slowly relearning the meaning of football.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  3. Crime, Punishment, and Penn State

    Michael Weinreb

    I. A friend of mine, a fellow Penn State alumnus, texted me on Monday morning with two seemingly paradoxical thoughts: He believed the NCAA to be - and I will quote him directly here, because I sort of agree with him - "monumentally full of shit"; he...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  4. Joe Paterno's legacy at Penn State in the aftermath of the Freeh ...

    Michael Weinreb

    The scandal at State College infects an entire system in the aftermath of the Freeh Report.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  5. Can Bill O'Brien Succeed at Penn State?

    Michael Weinreb

    Not long after Joe Paterno became the head coach at Penn State, he received a letter from an alumnus, a doctor in the small town of East Stroudsburg. The Nittany Lions had struggled to win their season opener over Maryland, and Paterno felt burdened ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  6. The College Football Agenda

    Michael Weinreb

    Your viewer's guide for the final full weekend of the college football season, parsed into dual categories: The (relative) mainstream (The Cannon) and the indie (The JaMarcus). Act I The Cannon: No. 3 Arkansas (10-1) at no. 1 LSU (11-0), 2:30 p...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. Michael Weinreb on Penn State's first football game since the Jer...

    Michael Weinreb

    Sadness and simple horror — returning home to the aftermath of scandal.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  8. Michael Weinreb tries to make sense of the state of chaos in Stat...

    Michael Weinreb

    Trying to understand what happened in Beaver Canyon on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  9. Michael Weinreb on Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and dealing with ...

    Michael Weinreb

    The end of everything at State College.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  10. Kissing Your Sister: Why 'Bama/LSU Should End in a Tie

    Michael Weinreb

    Ara Parseghian is 88 years old, and I am not aware of how well he might be aging, but I have to think that if he's able, he will be watching CBS with the rest of us on Saturday night. They're calling it the Game of the Century, largely because colleg...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. The Saturday Agenda

    Michael Weinreb

    The genesis of this feature is simple: The editor in chief of this website, having fallen into a deep funk over the now-irreversible cancellation of a Raptors-Pistons preseason game, and having deemed himself too slothful to do the legwork required t...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. The Quarterback Quandary

    Michael Weinreb

    His name was Dayle Tate, he was from Springfield, Va., and he looked like this: Tate This picture (photocopied from my decaying edition of the Penn State football media guide) was taken in 1979, which accounts for both the plaid sp...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  13. Annoying Boise State

    Michael Weinreb

    They were waiting in line to buy train tickets, a cluster of genteel souls dressed in red, wrestling with the MARTA ticket machines in Buckhead as if performing some kind of advanced calculus. They wore halter tops and cocktail dresses and golf shirt...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  14. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Ki-Jana Carter, running back In my mind, Ki-Jana Carter is not who you think he is. In my mind, Ki-Jana Carter is the man in this video, a sculpted 21-year-old who takes a handoff on a sunny day in Pasadena, Calif., stumbles forward, regains his ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  15. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. 2. Brian Kelly, football coach, University of Notre Dame Let me just say this first: I've never had a particular affinity for Notre Dame. I believe gold is an overvalued metal and leprechauns are terr...

    Blog | August 10, 2011