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  1. Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

    Jonah Keri

    Way back in 2007, the Marlins employed a 24-year-old slugger who possessed terrifying skills at the plate. Four seasons plus into his career, he'd blossomed into a perennial MVP candidate and the face of a franchise that had twice won it al...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Wolf on the Rock: The Ludicrous, Glorious Doom of Kobe Bryant

    Brian Phillips

    Even at his peak, Kobe Bryant made greatness look grueling. He had every gift, every natural blessing - but he made having them look hard. He could do whatever he wanted on a basketball court, but being in charge of that kind of skill was e...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  3. Men on Fire 101: The Revenge Thrillers That Shaped 'A Walk A...

    Sean Witzke

    Look at the leaves changing colors, smell the crisp autumn air: It's revenge season. This week, Liam Neeson's latest example of his very particular set of skills hits theaters with A Walk Among the Tombstones. Next week, Denzel Washington h...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Got Jokes? Warner Bros.’ DC Superheroes Reportedly Don&rsqu...

    Molly Lambert

    Superman is not exactly the funniest dude on Krypton. He has never been known for his wit, and he's got so many other skills, he doesn't really need to be. But it turns out the decision for DC heroes to be humorless on film wasn't just...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  5. Need for Speed

    Bill Barnwell

    Speed kills. Al Davis might have said that about the NFL once, and it's hard to argue against him. Speed's the toughest thing to control and the most difficult skill to plan against as a defense. Think Colin Kaepernick running through the G...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Deconstructing Stanford Running Back Tyler Gaffney

    Lindsay Schnell

    The making, and remaking, of a Stanford star.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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