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  1. How to Pick a World Series Rooting Interest As a Non–K.C. o...

    Michael Baumann

    Having only two teams in the World Series means that fans of the other ...; [fiddles with abacus] ...; 28 major league teams are forced to either jump on a bandwagon or view the whole thing as a neutral, which can get a little borin...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. One Away: The Total Improbability of the Royals’ World Seri...

    Rany Jazayerli

    There is a medical condition called refeeding syndrome that occurs in people who have been starved to the brink of death's door, such as hunger strikers or prisoners of war. If food is reintroduced to these patients too quickly, they can de...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. The Kansas City Royals Already Won the World Series of the Intern...

    Corban Goble

    Forget a montage. This Kansas City Royals playoff run is a movie: * Catcher Salvador Perez's walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 12th inning in a wild-card game in which the Royals had a 4.4 percent win probability going...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Bill and Jalen’s 2014-15 NBA Preview: Sacramento Kings

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Sacramento Kings fans won't be watching their team make the playoffs, but they will be watching DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins have a breakout season. Losing Isaiah Thomas will be difficult for this young nucleus, but hopeful...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  5. World Series Preview: Five Keys to Victory for the Royals and Gia...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday night, the Giants and Royals will face off in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series. (That's the matchup we all predicted this preseason, right?) As the even-year streakers in San Francisco prepare to battle the seemingly unbeatable breakou...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  6. Notre Dame’s Adolescent Defense and the Teachable Moment of...

    Holly Anderson

    At an Atlanta gate for a flight to Chicago the weekend of the Stanford-Notre Dame game, with weather forecasts calling for 40-something temperatures and spitting rain in South Bend, a group of Fighting Irish alumni stood making wry jokes ab...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  7. To Give and to Receive: In Praise of Posey, Perez, and a Dominant...

    Louisa Thomas

    One of them is among the most valuable players in baseball; another is among the most dazzling talents. But perhaps the most extraordinary and singular thing about the two catchers who will be starting in the World Series, Salvador Perez and Buster P...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  8. Do It Again Next Year? How the 10 MLB Playoff Teams Will Fare in ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In sports, most mourning periods don't last long. No matter how much we want to mope after a six-plus-month season ends on a one-hit, two-run rally, the frustration subsides and we return to scouring rumors, our eyes on a distant prize. The...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  9. Bill and Jalen's 2014-15 NBA Preview: Orlando Magic

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    After what Bill and Jalen think was a great draft, the Magic have an impressive young nucleus -- but not enough to make the playoffs this year. Bill and Jalen aren't sure Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton will be as good as they expect them to...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. MLB Overnight: The Giants Best the Cardinals in the NLCS to Keep ...

    Michael Baumann

    Joe Panik and Tony Cruz both homered Thursday night. Adam Wainwright pitched very well for seven innings, but did so by pitching backward, throwing 34 curveballs in 97 pitches. The previously infallible Madison Bumgarner left the game trailing 3-2. A...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. Bill and Jalen's 2014-15 NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    The return of Kobe Bryant and the addition of Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle will be fun for Lakers fans to watch, but it won't be enough to put this team in the playoffs. Click here for more of Bill and Jalen's 2014-15 NBA Preview....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  12. The Jameis Winston Dilemma: Like It or Not, Florida State’s...

    Matt Hinton

    It's another strange week to be Jameis Winston, who is both the most visible player in college football and the player for whom football seems the most beside the point. At the moment, it's impossible to say with certainty how muc...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  13. The Cinderella Season That Wasn’t: What Actually Happened t...

    Jonah Keri

    If even a shred of doubt remained that the Orioles were going to fall short in their quest for the AL pennant, it evaporated as soon as Lorenzo Cain dropped down a bunt in the first inning of Wednesday's ALCS Game 4. Cain...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  14. Madison Bumgarner and the Frenetic Zeros

    Michael Baumann

    There's a long-running sports tradition in which we tear down the best player by qualifying our superlatives in order to exalt some great but lesser individual. You've all heard it: "Sidney Crosby is the best player in t...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  15. MLB Overnight: The Royals Punch Their World Series Ticket, the Ca...

    Michael Baumann

    They played baseball last night. In Kansas City, the Royals won the pennant for the first time since 1985; in San Francisco, it took 13 pitchers and nearly four hours to set up a win-or-go-home Game 5 for St. Louis. The Royals have won 1...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  16. College Football Midterm Shootaround: Revised Predictions and Sec...

    Grantland Staff

    Because time is a fickle mistress, we're already at the midway mark of the 2014 college football season. Where did the weeks go? Well, Dak Prescott ran over them, and Bo Wallace passed through them, and Jaylon Smith sacked them. But that's...

    Blog | October 15, 2014