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  1. Five Guesses At Who Will Make 2012 a Breakout Year

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to Grantland's 2012 MLB Breakout Players of the Year, the first in what will hopefully become an annual tradition of semi-educated guesses on the season's biggest performance leaps. Before we begin, let's define what constitutes a breakout...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  2. The Kid Love Left Behind: Andrew Wiggins Gives Minnesota a New Ho...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In about two weeks, the NBA will host the "Rising Stars Challenge" as part of All-Star Weekend festivities in New York. The contest features the league's best rookies alongside its best second-year players. Given the tremendous hy...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  3. Short-Term 13: Can Fred Hoiberg’s Juco Recruits Get Iowa St...

    Adam Doster

    A few days ago, I called up Shawne Ungs, who handles marketing and public relations for the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, to ask what a 20-year-old basketball player stands to gain by moving to Iowa. "One of the great things about...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  4. The Grantland All-Pro Team

    Bill Barnwell

    The season is not quite over, but it's already time to start celebrating the best players of this 2014 NFL campaign. With one week to go and playoff coverage taking up time in the weeks to come, I've gone through my notes for the year, talk...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  5. What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for ...

    Jonah Keri

    San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Washington staged a battle royale on Wednesday, engaging in a three-team trade involving a whopping 11 players. Though the Padres' acquisition of 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Rays is the centerpiece of ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. The Year in Holy S#!t: An Oakland Meltdown and a Royal Miracle in...

    Michael Baumann

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. For most of 2014, the Oakland A's were the...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  7. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  8. Why Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell Is College Basketball&rsq...

    Michael Baumann

    Last year, Grantland's Jonah Keri unveiled a list of what he called the "BestCoolest" baseball players he'd ever seen, sidestepping the idea of "best," which is often quantifiable and therefore not very interesting&am...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  9. NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We're Going to Know and Love...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Since before the NBA draft, we've known that this year's rookie c...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  10. The Curious Case of the Missing Pass Rush: Where Did All the Seah...

    Robert Mays

    No one would have blinked had Robert Quinn been named last season's Defensive Player of the Year. It wouldn't be fair to call Quinn's 2013 a breakout. He had 10.5 sacks the season before, his second year in the league. B...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  12. What the Red Sox's Rusney Castillo Signing Means for the Pla...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Saturday, the Red Sox signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the largest ever awarded to an amateur player. Castillo, the latest free-agent position player to come out of Cuba, will likely be Boston's starting ce...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  13. My ‘SNL’: Testimonials From Cast Members Who Lived It...

    Matt Patches

    Saturday Night Live is like a pair of intertwined vines. There's the sketch comedy, a mix of absurdism and commentary incited by the Not Ready for Prime Time Players that continues to make night owls laugh 40 years later. Then there's the b...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Gregg Williams, and the Rams' Hope...

    Robert Mays

    Even great pass-rushers disappear for stretches. Double-digit sack totals are the mark of a respectable year, but even someone with those numbers might go half a season of games without one. The best edge players are the ones who are a constant probl...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  15. Death or Glory: The Diverging Post-‘Lost’ Careers of ...

    Amos Barshad

    Checking in now, just more than four years since the Lost finale aired to a swirling storm of long knives, we find that neither of our principal players has sullenly and silently retreated into a money-padded underground bunker of insular go...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  16. No Escape From New York

    Bill Simmons

    This wasn't one of our happier years at the "You Can Absolutely Win a Title If Carmelo Anthony Is Your Best Player" Fan Club headquarters. Our man missed the 2014 playoffs in the rancid Eastern Conference, then received a rude comeuppa...

    Blog | July 15, 2014