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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. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Darren Sproles Is the NFL’s Extra Value Meal

    Bill Barnwell

    Through two games, the league's most influential player might very well be an afterthought who was acquired during the offseason for a fifth-round pick. No, Darren Sproles won't actually win league MVP when things are all said and done. He&...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory experience of the NBA. When you're living and breathing the league, e...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. Who Are Those Guys? Five September Call-Ups MLB Fans Need to Know...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Who's That Guy" is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. This week, that landscape expanded along with MLB's active rosters to include several high-profile prospects who are ma...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. NFL Season Predictions, Part 2: The Falling Stars

    Bill Barnwell

    After starting yesterday with a look at the eight contestants for football's worst record, the Grantland NFL Preview continues onward by detailing eight teams that are likely to decline in 2014. Now, before you go any further, chill. This...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  8. The Phillies' Combined No-Hitter, and Finding Fun During the...

    Michael Baumann

    The baseball question I'm asked more than any other nowadays is, "When will the Phillies be fun again?" Sometimes, there's a follow-up: "I haven't watched a full nine innings all year; does...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  9. Thad Young's Exit From Philly Closes the Book on the Doug Co...

    Ben Detrick

    The most pious of characters from Dana Carvey's brilliant Saturday Night Live menagerie was Enid Strict, better known as the Church Lady. In any given "Church Chat" skit, the condescending and morally imperious Bible-thu...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Tigers Keep Pace

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were deciding that asking Coldplay for money was just too greedy, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Max Scherzer was roughed up early, but the Detroit Tigers rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 i...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  11. The Sound and Fury of the NFL Preseason

    Bill Barnwell

    The preseason doesn't matter. We run through the same stuff every year, only with different faces. There's the bad team that looks great in meaningless action. The reclamation project at quarterback who looks revitalized and new. The unknow...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  12. The NHL’s Race to the Bottom

    Sean McIndoe

    With most of the offseason's major moves already made and rosters around the league largely set, it's time to start talking about which team heads into the 2014-15 season with the best chance at earning the big prize. No, not t...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  13. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 NFC East Preview

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell

    Mays and Barnwell have a lot to say about Eli Manning, the brutal Dallas defense, and the rest of the NFC East. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Grantland NFL...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  14. The Influencer

    Chris B. Brown

    When the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly away from Oregon in January 2013, they thought they were getting a coach who'd field an innovative offense run at a madcap pace. What they probably didn't realize, and what the rest of the leag...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  15. NFL Heroes: All the Humans (and Machines) That Make Football Grea...

    Andrew Sharp

    It's August. Hard Knocks came back last week. Preseason football is happening almost every night now. It's time. Slap on some eye black and start mainlining over-the-counter adrenaline boosters that probably shouldn't be...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  16. Which Rookies Are Turning Heads at NFL Training Camps?

    Robert Mays

    A couple of weeks into training camp and with a set of preseason games behind us, we've firmly entered "grain of salt" season in the NFL. This is the time when players and coaches tend to get overly excited about the you...

    Blog | August 12, 2014