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  1. Meet Your Continental European Champions League Contenders

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's Champions League time. To help you get set up, we're going to go on a brief tour around Europe, to get you up to date on all the major non-Premier League teams. Our tour will take us through Germany, Spain, and Ital...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Red, White, Blue, and Boogie: Your Gold-Medal Game Recap

    Andrew Sharp

    Remember when Team USA was supposed to struggle? Remember the shooting we didn't have, and the motion offenses we couldn't handle? Remember Goran Dragic and everybody else saying Spain was the best team in the tournament? Kenneth Faried re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Why Is Everyone and Their Mom (a.k.a. Kris Jenner) in Ibiza This ...

    Molly Lambert

    When Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom got in a fistfight last week in Ibiza, it came to our attention that everyone on a certain rung of the celebrity universe is currently on the island off the coast of Spain. Leonardo DiCaprio had been at the same p...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Got Into a Scuffle in Spain

    Zach Dionne

    Hanging out at Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza on Tuesday, 37-year-old Orlando Bloom made the late-night choice of champions by trying to deck 20-year-old Justin Bieber. As you might expect with news like this, there's a lot of he said/he said. Bef...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Passing the World Cup’s Soccer Idealist Torch From Spain to...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Soccer ideology on the international level is a rare thing. Managers are faced with a limited, static pool of talent and a training schedule that consists of, at most, a couple of weeks at a time most years. The ultimate result is qualify...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Mr. Holland’s Opus

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out looking for opportunities to awkwardly shoehorn a "CONCACAFFEINATED" joke into your conversations, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Spain got a consolation win, beating Aust...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. The Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers

    Chris Ryan

    Can I interest you in March Madness spiked with second chances? Because that's what we've got on our hands. After a little more than a week of World Cup action, we've seen the defending champions go crashing out, the hos...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  8. Men in Blazers: Mourning England and Previewing U.S.-Portugal

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo mourn England's insipid campaign, discuss the end of Spain's reign, marvel at the Von Trapps' win, and ask if soccer has gotten too big in the U.S. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Gran...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  9. What’s the Matter With These World Cup Full-backs?

    Spike Friedman

    The 2014 World Cup has been something of a nightmare for the world's best attacking full-backs. With all the goals - we're on pace for the highest scoring Cup ever - no neutral fans are complaining abou...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. Group B Is a Blockbuster: A Tribute to the Netherlands, Chile, Sp...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Group B is over. There's still one more round of games to play, but we already know who's going through and who's going home. Usually that would be a bad thing. Usually a group decided early means no drama. Two good team...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Kershaw Just Says No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing that your attempt to bootleg T-shirts based on Washington's voided football trademark might make you part of the problem, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Dodgers ace Clayt...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  12. The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

    David Hill

    It was the summer of 1909. I was on the south coast of Spain. I remember it well because the season was almost over. Peace was within reach, I felt. There had been a vote to end the war, and the English had told me to support it. But the vote needed...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania in March. He dry heaved during a match against Slovenia this past Saturday. Nobody knows why this happens - not Mess...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  14. Men in Blazers: World Cup Previews

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett

    Rog and Davo present the audio version of the first five Men in Blazers World Cup Previews, covering the mighty Von Trapps, Ingerland, Spain, Argentina, and host nation Brazil. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on i...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  15. Nadal’s Land of Nod: Rafa Falls (Again) at the Barcelona Op...

    Louisa Thomas

    As a rule, if you're a top tennis player, you don't have a home. What you have is a residence, a training base, an empty house. You reside in Bottmingen and practice in Dubai. There is a place in Miami, a pied-a-terre in Pa...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  16. Pet Sematary, Jealous of Carrie, Will Get a Remake

    Zach Dionne

    'Twas late Halloween when Variety told the verrry spoooooky tale of Pet Sematary being remade, no matter how poorly the deeply unnecessary Carrie remake did at the box office in October. Negotiating to take the helm is Spain's Juan Carlos Fresnad...

    Blog | November 01, 2013