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  1. The Weakest Link: A Look at the Worst Position Groups in the NFL

    Robert Mays

    Plenty of veteran players would rather not show up for preseason games, but last week, Dimitri Patterson took it one step further. He just didn't. Patterson, a starter, never arrived for the Jets' game, part of a 48-hour stretch w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. When Narratives Collide: Michael Sam Meets Johnny Football

    Charles P. Pierce

    In this week's thrilling episode of When Narratives Collide, the ongoing story of two men struggling to be football players without being lost forever in the uncharted quadrants of Really Bad Journalism, we begin with about 11 minutes left...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Running Out of Luck

    Bill Barnwell

    This article kicks off Andrew Luck Week here on Grantland, which aims to provide a deeper look into one of football's most compelling players. Luck is very obviously a great quarterback, but when you get past the broader descriptor, he's a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  5. Why History Says Jon Lester Won’t Be a Red Sox Pitcher Agai...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On the morning of last week's trade deadline, the last-place Boston Red Sox dealt Jon Lester, their best starting pitcher and second-longest-tenured player, to the Oakland Athletics, touching off a day of divesting that completed the defend...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  6. The 30: It’s a Brave New World

    Jonah Keri

    The A's and Cubs pulled off the first blockbuster of trade-deadline season with a six-player swap over the holiday weekend, but it's tough to know when we'll see another deal that big. That's because with one week to go until the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  7. The 30: Trouble’s Brewing

    Jonah Keri

    If you were hoping for increased clarity on baseball's pecking order two weeks into the season ...; keep hoping. Injuries continue to plague some of the best players on the best teams; several clubs that looked like playoff locks have stumb...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  8. Amid the Rash of Early MLB Injuries, How Screwed Is Your Team?

    Michael Baumann

    We're mere days into the 2014 baseball season, yet nearly every team with designs on a title is missing a key player. It's like Week 15 of the NFL season had a baby with a slasher movie where the pretty high school kids die one by one. O...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  9. The Northwestern Decision: An Explainer

    Brian Phillips

    Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school with the right, if they choose, to form a union. This has been portrayed as a potentially revolutionary moment fo...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings - All hail the ugly glory...

    Mark Titus

    All hail the ugly glory of Michigan State–Ohio State.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  11. NBA Shootaround: New Year's Resolutions

    Grantland Staff

    For the first Shootaround of 2014, the gang decided to do some New Year's resolutions. Some are for specific NBA players, coaches, or mascots. Some are for us. They are all, in the end, for you. We'll be back next week with your regularly scheduled d...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  12. Bill Barnwell on Week 16 in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does everyone in the NFL rank based only on Week 16? Plus, let's sort through this playoff probability mess.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  13. The young NBA players who are looking to make the leap to greatne...

    Zach Lowe

    A whole crop of NBA players are at the point in their careers when they should be taking off. Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  14. Dysfunction Junction: How Have the Cavs, Wizards, Knicks, and Net...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    Over the last couple of weeks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, and Washington Wizards have all had players-only meetings. These kind of gatherings rarely happen when things are going well, so it should come as little surprise...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  15. Judd Apatow and the Key & Peele Guys Are Making a Movie Together

    Zach Dionne

    Universal just made the best decision of the week/the month/the back half of 2013 by inking a film deal with MADtv veterans and current Comedy Central power players Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The pair will executive-produce as well as write...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  16. Week 8 Fantasy Football Review: If You're Miserable, We've Got Yo...

    Matt Borcas

    Don't be alarmed if you notice a preponderance of C.J. Spiller jerseys in your neighborhood on Thursday night. Spiller was easily the most frequently cited player in the fantasy horror stories you guys sent me after Week 8, and thus should make a won...

    Blog | October 29, 2013