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  1. Sting Speaks as WWE ‘Battleground’ Approaches

    The Masked Man

    WCW and TNA legend Sting has finally come to WWE. Well, kind of. He's a preorder special feature in the new WWE2K15 video game, out October 31, and in a trailer for that game, he made his first appearance for WWE on Monday's Raw....

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. Cheap Heat Podcast: With Special Guest Sam Roberts

    The Masked Man and Peter Rosenberg

    Special guest Sam Roberts stops by to talk Saturday Night's Main Event, Roman Reigns, and Spring Stampede 1994. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. Ask the WWE Fantasy Booker

    The Masked Man

    Here we are at Money in the Bank, the uncrowned fourth major WWE pay-per-view. Every year, Money in the Bank is exciting if for no other reason than there are lots of moving parts and no insultingly obvious outcomes. If the WWE is the fabled place wh...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. Who Will Be the Shield’s Marty Jannetty?

    The Masked Man

    Last week on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's podcast, the host was interviewing Leon White, a.k.a. Big Van Vader, about his early days working in Vern Gagne's American Wrestling Association. Austin asked about the...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  5. Learning to Accept NBC's Rosemary's Baby Miniseries

    Tess Lynch

    Rosemary's Baby is one of my favorite movies of all time. It plays on all of my biggest fears: intrusive neighbors (maybe without dishwashers) who force you to eat things they've prepared, the plight of struggling actors ("Nobody Loves an Albatross" ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Romain Bechu Is Coming for Tiger Woods's Golf-Trick Crown

    Shane Ryan

    The first golf tournament I ever saw in person was The Players Championship. This was sometime in the late '90s, I think. I was probably 12. Sorry, my records from that time are woefully incomplete. The point is, we went on a Saturday, and I have two...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Red Wings Play Giant Killer

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy not making up with Sergio Garcia, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Detroit overcame a Patrick Kane third-period goal, as the Red Wings topped the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-1, to take a 2-1 series lead in their Wester...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  8. 10 Veteran Players Looking for Their First Stanley Cup

    Sean McIndoe

    Over the course of its history, the NHL has developed a long list of playoff traditions that hockey fans now hold dear: the playoff beard, the post-series handshake, the color-coordinated fans, and most important of all, booing Gary Bettman. Recen...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. Mad Men Recap: A Lighter, a Mistress, a Lot of Facial Hair

    Molly Lambert

    "If your limbs begin dissolving in the water that you tread, all surroundings are evolving in the stream that clears your head" —The 13th Floor Elevators ("Slip Inside This House," winter of 1967) The ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis w...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  10. Q&A: Olympus Has Fallen Director Antoine Fuqua on Blowing Up the ...

    John Lopez

    Ever since his bad-police magnum opus Training Day, director Antoine Fuqua has specialized in taking totally implausible, big-budget action movies and making them plausible: an Arthurian myth grounded in Roman history; an elite gunman who avenges a C...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  11. The 22 Most Important Players in the Super Bowl

    Robert Mays

    When I decided to count down the 22 most important players in Sunday's Super Bowl, I didn't imagine it was going to be all that hard. I mean, there are 44 total starters; picking half of them should be doable. Then I actually started. Let me firs...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  12. How the Ravens Will Try to Contain Colin Kaepernick and the Diver...

    Chris Brown

    "The running game in pro football has gotten so boring," former 49ers coach Bill Walsh remarked some years ago. "There's just four or five plays they can run. I think the whole thing is headed in the wrong direction, and it's really unfortunate." Eve...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  13. Trailers of the Week: Upstream Color, Sound City, Star Trek Into ...

    Rembert Browne and Dan Silver

    Sound City (TBD) Silver: OK, so you're making your first film. It's about a legendary recording studio that's hosted such acts as Nirvana, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, and Tom Petty, and which has since fallen into negle...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  14. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Trailer: Charlie Sh...

    Amos Barshad

    By the time A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III was announced last September, Charlie Sheen's meltdown had just about completely abated. The timing seemed telling: It was the first movie for Roman Coppola, Sofia's big brother, since his 200...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  15. Rafa Benitez Manages Roman Abramovich's Chelsea

    Brian Phillips

    Can Rafa Benitez succeed with Roman Abramovich's Chelsea club?

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  16. The Key to Rafa Benitez's Reign at Chelsea? Make Roman Abramovich...

    Dermot Hunt

    Last Wednesday, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sacked his manager, Roberto Di Matteo, in what many are now calling the Night of the Long, Increasingly Blunt Knives, Caked in the Congealed Gore of Numerous Highly Successful Chelsea Managers. Di Matteo...

    Blog | November 28, 2012