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  1. The J.T. Barrett Bubble: Ohio State’s Freshman Quarterback ...

    Matt Hinton

    How soon is too soon to anoint a young quarterback the face of a program? How fast is too fast? I'm asking on behalf of Ohio State fans. Does national hype after just six games seem like a rush to judgment? Is that a case of &l...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. ‘Utopia’ Is a Fascinating Reality Show About Getting ...

    Emily Yoshida

    If you polled any couch-dwelling American during the first gold rush of reality television (which I'll roughly place between 2000 and 2003 - when trusty network reality behemoths Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and The Bachelor al...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. You Shall Not ... Run? The Brick-Wall Rush Defenses of the Jets, ...

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to be a consistently good run defense in the NFL. Take ... wait for it ... the Bears, last season. In 2012, Chicago finished first in run-defense DVOA. Last season, it dropped to 32nd - from best to worst in a single seas...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. Pallbearer: A Kinder, Gentler, More Openhearted, But Still Punish...

    Steven Hyden

    When I phoned Joseph D. Rowland of Arkansas doom metal titans Pallbearer last month, there were certain topics I expected to broach. I anticipated talking about Black Sabbath, whose mythic, down-tuned rumble Pallbearer pushes to the brink, creating a...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Free Agency Begins

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays rush into the studio to give their thoughts on free agency's fateful opening day. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. "I don't understand the logic: Will it make the game sa...

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    Blog | March 05, 2014
  8. Golden Globes 2014 Nominations: American Hustle and 12 Years a Sl...

    Zach Dionne

    This year's batch of potential Golden Globe winners was announced at the usual ungodly hour of 5 a.m. in Los Angeles this morning, and holy Hamm's beard are there a lot of these things. A few key notes from the film department, to start: The Wolf of ...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Smaller Movie Roundup: Because There's More to Life Than The Hung...

    Wesley Morris

    Go for Sisters, directed by John Sayles Once upon a time, John Sayles would release a movie - Matewan, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, Passion Fish, Lone Star - and both the cultural tastemakers and people who heed them engaged with it. The...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: Down Go the Chiefs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy confusing Jimmie Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, and a turkey sandwich, son, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Peyton Manning overcame an injured ankle and Kansas City's vaunted pass rush as the Broncos handed the Chie...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  11. The Check-In: Wow, Dads Is Somehow Even Worse Than the Pilot

    Andy Greenwald

    In my column yesterday, I moaned, wailed, and generally gnashed my teeth about the disappointing state of the television business. It was the sort of story that is written in a rush, fueled this time by a deep and sudden pessimism over TV's sci-fi-ob...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  12. We Went There: Derrick Rose Returns to Chicago

    Robert Mays

    With 17 minutes left in the countdown until tipoff last night, United Center was still half-empty. Rain had beat down on Chicago all day, and adding wet roads to the already grinding rush hour crawl turns I-90 into one long parking lot. As the JumboT...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  13. Can Dream Theater Be Rock's Daenerys Targaryen?

    Steven Hyden

    If so-called "nerd culture" is now considered "culture-culture" in movies (where comic-book heroes reign) and television (where characters named Sheldon and Daenerys do the same), when does the takeover happen in popular music? Is it possible that it...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  14. Box Office Top Five: Gravity Sets Records While Rush Falls Flat

    Zach Dionne

    1. Gravity, $55.5 million (opening weekend) Gravity, simply put, kicked ass. It's Alfonso Cuarón's second-biggest opening, and the man directed a Harry Potter movie. It's the largest October opening ever, and, per Forbes, "among the top-ten l...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  15. Reconsidering Ron Howard: Is He Actually a Good Director?

    Tom Carson

    It starts with how we still haven't cured ourselves of calling him Opie. At age 59, Ron Howard has directed 30 or so feature films. Some of them — Splash, Apollo 13 — have earned permanent shelf lives in the great American public's esteem...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  16. Ron Howard's Rush Debuts Behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs...

    Zach Dionne

    Anything with a title featuring half of every kid's favorite meal is gonna be hard to beat at the box office. Even if Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 had dropped out of the sky like a rain of Bill Hader–voiced food puns, with no first-movie...

    Blog | September 30, 2013