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  1. Tangled Roots and Tribalism: The Cloudy Future of Football in Ame...

    Charles P. Pierce

    Over the past two weekends, I have been deeply invested in a single football match. The two teams played to a tie a week ago. They played each other again this weekend, in another epic game, and the proper team won. The two teams were Kerry and Mayo,...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Carlin Isles and the future of U.S. Rugby

    Bryan Curtis

    How speedy Carlin Isles became the next great hope of USA Rugby. (With Grantland Channel video!)

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  3. The numbers never lie; the Ravens are fueled by their defense

    Bill Barnwell

    The Ravens' success has more to do with their defense than with the guy under center.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  4. From Goalball to Murderball: The Five Must-See Paralympic Events

    Dermot Hunt

    The Paralympics have begun, and that means that there will be several hundred hours of sports being streamed live on the official Paralympic website. The likelihood is that most of these events will be unfamiliar to you, and there's no way that you c...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  5. An American in Auckland: Learning to Love the Haka With the All B...

    Scott Stone

    You may remember Scott Stone as the man who went further and deeper into the hypothetical idea of Olympic tug-of-war than any man has ever ventured to go. Well, Scott's back with a dispatch from down under, where he fell in love with the sport of rug...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  6. Americans in Paris

    Reeves Wiedeman

    I've attended just a handful of sporting events outside the U.S. — rugby and cricket in Cape Town, soccer in Ghana — but never one where everyone was rooting against my guy. (Yeah, I know: No cheering in the press box.) In Paris, "Come on...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  7. Why has it taken 143 years for a four-team college football playo...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why has it taken 143 years for a four-team college football playoff to seem real?

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012