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  1. Why Haven't Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales Signed Yet? And...

    Michael Baumann

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark is really cheesed off. Why is he so cheesed off? Oh, hello, useful question-asking personality device. It's good to see you again. Well, last week, Buster Olney talked to a bunch of executives about...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Q&A: Chandler Parsons on Playing D, Texas Hold ’Em, and...

    Zach Lowe

    Chandler Parsons is about to become the go-to name for league executives who trumpet the value of second-round picks. He's a solid third option on the Rockets - a team that fancies itself a title contender - and one of just nine p...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. The Charlotte Construction Co.

    Zach Lowe

    The so-called "Thunder model" of NBA team-building was never really a discrete, original thing. It had existed before; Oklahoma City was not the first team to bottom out and rebuild around draft picks. And it can only exist as a success if ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. NBA Bag: Figuring Out the Ever-Changing, Pick-Swapping 2014 Draft...

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We're taking next Wednesday off from the NBA Bag, then writing three more for the Triangle on April 2, April 9 and April 16 (last day of the regular season). We might keep it going through the playoffs if the questions are go...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  5. Wheel of Misfortune

    Zach Lowe

    The debate over snapping the connection between a team's record and where it picks in the draft has rarely, if ever, been more serious than it is right now. The convergence of Adam Silver's takeover, Philadelphia's 21-game losing strea...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  6. Fool’s Gold: Why You Have No Shot of Winning Warren Buffett...

    Ed Feng

    Warren Buffett will give you $1 billion if you pick a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. That's billion with a "b" and nine zeros, a stack of $100 bills so tall it would stand almost three times as high as t...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. "Dustin [Hoffman] was a lot of laughs. We’d go into a ...

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    Blog | March 13, 2014
  8. NFL Free Agency, Day 2: An Island Unto Himself

    Bill Barnwell

    After Tuesday's year-opening spending spree indiscriminately heaped barrels of cash on large, athletic men, Day 2 of free agency saw the league's franchises begin to target the best remaining players available and pick off the last star-cal...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. Power to the Players: In Defense of College Football’s Prop...

    Bryan Curtis

    The NCAA is considering a proposal for an early signing period, which would allow recruits to formally pick their college in November or December, instead of waiting till February. Want to know why that's a good idea? Listen to the people s...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    Before he makes his playoff picks, the Sports Guy lists 10 things that added to his ongoing NFL education.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  11. Bill Barnwell on his pick for the NFL All-Pro team

    Bill Barnwell

    Politics aside, let's put together a superlative NFL team that actually makes sense.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  12. Grantland Channel's NBA Countdown Video Extravaganza: The Blazers...

    Grantland Channel

    Three NBA Countdown videos? Three NBA Countdown videos! Happy holidays! Above, Bill Simmons tells the tale of the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers, who won it all in 1977 only to watch bad draft picks and bad luck lead to decades of frustration for t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Blow Out the Candles

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying not to giggle when you heard "the Shockers cracked the top 10," here's what you missed in sports on Monday: A late pick-six by 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman in the final regular-season game at Candlestick Park clin...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  14. Week 16 NFL Winners and Losers: The Victorious Panthers, the Hapl...

    Robert Mays

    Winners The Panthers: It's impossible to pick a singular hero from Carolina's best win in five years. At various points in this game, Greg Hardy, Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly, and Cam Newton was each the biggest winner in this one, which is how a fr...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  15. Bill Simmons on Week 16 in the NFL

    Bill Simmons

    The return of the unholy marriage of the Sports Guy's mailbox and NFL picks — Week 16 edition.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  16. Setting the Rams on a Path to Redemption

    Bill Barnwell

    There's still a lot of football to be played in 2013, but nobody has a more interesting offseason ahead than the St. Louis Rams. The 6-8 Rams have had a disappointing season, with quarterback Sam Bradford suffering a season-ending injury and top pick...

    Blog | December 18, 2013