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  1. The Courtship of Lance Stephenson

    Zach Lowe

    Lance Stephenson's free agency should be a mega-event. He's just 23, with solid two-way skills at a position where talent is so scarce, Klay Thompson's agent will be able to keep a straight face when trying to wring a ma...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Video on Demand Report: Spend Your Long Weekend With George Cloon...

    Tara Ariano

    The Monuments Men During World War II, the Allied forces had troops with all kinds of different specialized skills - most of which had to do with, you know, fighting the Axis powers. This film tells the story of the guys who worked t...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  3. Soccer Players You Need to Know Before the World Cup: Thomas Mull...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Thomas Muller gets more tangible results from intangible skills than any player in any sport on the face of the planet. Usually, when we talk about intangibles we talk about players who do the little things: glue guys, clubhouse guys, guys who are wi...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. On 'Elevator': Is Louis C.K. Secretly Giving ...

    Zach Dionne

    Louis C.K.'s skills as a comic and a TV guy are established and untarnished. You can still call him the greatest modern comedian without getting side-eyed. Louie, six episodes into its fourth season on FX, remains a genuine must-see. The&am...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  5. Building the Brow

    Zach Lowe

    It's telling that the comparisons have mostly stopped. When Anthony Davis came into the league, with ridiculous arms and guard skills honed before a late growth spurt, everyone rushed to find his NBA analogue. Kevin Garnett was a popular choice...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Deconstructing Stanford Running Back Tyler Gaffney

    Lindsay Schnell

    The making, and remaking, of a Stanford star.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  7. The Rockets' approach isn't NBA Finals-worthy

    Zach Lowe

    The case against Houston is simple: The Rockets don't seem to want to guard anyone and Dwight Howard's fading skills aren't helping. Plus, a few things to like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  8. The New Monuments Men Trailer: Just Like the A-Team, With More Ph...

    Emily Yoshida

    In any movie where there's a group of people who have to get a job done by working together and utilizing all their different skills and strengths, I always feel the most kinship with the expert/professor character. So The Monuments Men looks great t...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  9. Video: JaVale McGee Does JaVale McGee Things at Drew League

    Grantland Channel

    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee continues to be a force at the Drew League, this week featuring his all-around skills by adding some passes and drives to his usual array of dunks and blocks....

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  10. 43-Day NFL Warning: The Way-Too-Early Position-Battle Winners, Sk...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next month and a half providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  11. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  12. Afternoon Links: Meet the How I Met Your Mother Mother

    Tess Lynch

    Introducing How I Met Your Mother's mother, Cristin Milioti. The Tony-nominated (Once) actress's musician skills helped her land the role ("her ukulele skills are no joke"), a big credit in her relatively thin résumé (though you may remembe...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  13. The Trenchie Awards: Getting to Know the NFL Draft's Huge Crop of...

    Robert Mays

    For defenders of the NFL draft as must-see TV, last night was tough. A total of five skill-position players in the first round, including just one quarterback, is a pretty tough sell to the casual fan. There was one group, though, who couldn't have e...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Bill Barnwell on day one of the NFL draft

    Bill Barnwell

    The surprises from Day 1, breaking down the trades, and what to watch for on Day 2.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  15. The Chess Piece: Tavon Austin and the Future of Skill Position Pl...

    Robert Mays

    Before making his fourth move in five years, Dana Holgorsen needed a little convincing. West Virginia had contacted the Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and expressed interest in grooming him to be its next head coach. But prior to any commitment...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  16. SNL Episode 17: The Greatness That Is Melissa McCarthy

    Tess Lynch

    I had an argument recently about the effects of watching a Saturday Night Live host visibly read the cue cards. I was arguing that it's distracting and sometimes seems to imply a lack of skill that undercuts anything good the performer is up to other...

    Blog | April 08, 2013