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  1. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 8 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Penguins Sent Packing

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy rooting for the NBA to bring out the replacement refs, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist was immense, winning his fifth straight Game 7, as the New York Rangers beat the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. The Panthers, Not the Refs, Beat New England

    Bill Barnwell

    The Patriots didn't lose to the Panthers last night because they got jobbed by a bad call on the final play of the game. That's wildly inaccurate. The Patriots lost because they let the game come down to one play from the 18-yard line down four point...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  4. The Sports Guy's Week 13 picks and trying to keep up with all the...

    Bill Simmons

    The 2012 NFL season will be memorialized as the season football changed, but not necessarily for the better — plus Week 13 picks.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  5. Schrödinger's Refs: A Halfhearted Audit of the 2011 NFL Officials...

    Dermot Hunt

    The Titans are trailing by 25 points, deep in the third quarter, when they score a touchdown. The extra point is converted, the onside kick is well-executed, and the opposing team flubs the catch. Players fling themselves at the loose ball from all d...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  6. Cousin Sal's Week 4 NFL Prop Bets!

    Sal Iacono

    I may be the only degenerate football fan in the country who is going to miss the replacement refs. Not because I thought they were competent or belonged anywhere near an NFL stadium, but because during the short time they were employed, I enjoyed th...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  7. What the Return of the NFL Refs Really Means

    Bill Barnwell

    Dang. Just as we got in all the release forms and started printing out our new REAL REFEREE MID-'60S BEAT magazines with Mike Carey and Ed Hochuli as the first centerfolds, the NFL finally capitulated and came to terms with the league's professional ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Week 3 of the NFL, undefeated teams, replacement refs, and how the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta caters to visiting NBA teams. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out o...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  9. The Sports Guy's Mailbox: AntiReplacement Refs Edition

    Bill Simmons

    A sampling of the responses that trickled into my e-mail over a three-hour span last night, from 8:08 p.m. PDT until 11:15 p.m. PDT, in order from when they were received, presented without comment: Today, I was at the gym and the Packers/Seahawks...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  10. Replacement refs at the Ravens-Patriots game

    Charles P. Pierce

    Was Sunday night's Patriots-Ravens game the lowest moment of the NFL ref lockout?

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  11. Put a Ring on It: On Steve Nash, LeBron and Jewelry

    Chris Ryan

    I think I speak for most of America when I say that my reactions to the Mavericks topping off the Heat and winning the Larry O'Brien trophy on Sunday night were as follows: 1. Next time I quickly and unceremoniously leave a place I am going to ref...

    Blog | June 14, 2011