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  1. Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and the Year in Divas

    Jay Caspian Kang

    A year's worth of stank, soul, and hate for Queen B crammed into a single-column serving portion.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2013
  2. Bill Barnwell on the best home-field advantages

    Bill Barnwell

    Who has the best home-field advantage in the NFL? The numbers will surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  3. College Football, Week 13: Stay Gold

    Holly Anderson

    It was too impeccably constructed to last. Heading into Week 11, we had five contenders, one undefeated team from each of college football's most powerful conferences, humming happily in the rarefied air of the BCS standings' uppermost reaches. The f...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. Tuesday Night Lights: The Coronation of the Kings

    Shea Serrano

    We played School D. this week. It was the final game of the season. Their team was the only thing that remained between our team and a perfect record. It was an unenviable place to be, for sure. I can't imagine that standing between a mama bear and h...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  5. College Football, Week 10: What You Missed While Missing Almost N...

    Holly Anderson

    What do you get when fully half of the teams in the BCS top 10 don't appear on the weekend schedule and four of those that do put on decisive wins of varying degrees of ruthlessness? We come not to criticize our corporate mothership, which did not en...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. About Last Weekend: A Series of Mistakes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting your attempt to introduce that exchange student living in your home to the joyful simplicity of America's pastime, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A weird weekend in the World Series left the Cardi...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  7. How Does Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Affect the Pop Wars of 2013...

    Molly Lambert

    One fun thing about the epic pop stan wars of Q4 2013 has been how every time a new single drops into the arena, everyone has to reevaluate the existing standings. Miley Cyrus got an early lead with "We Can't Stop," which gave her an entire summer fr...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  8. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  9. The Designated Player: I, for One, Welcome Our Rave-Green Overlor...

    Graham Parker

    The bare facts first: It's taken 30 weeks, but as of Friday night, Seattle are top of the MLS Supporters Shield standings. The Sounders beat reigning leaders Real Salt Lake 2-0 in front of 55,000 people and leapfrogged into first place, just as the r...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. Pass Atlas: A Map of Where NFL Quarterbacks Throw the Ball

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It's very rare for an NFL quarterback to complete a pass in which the intended receiver is standing more than 45 yards from the line of scrimmage. In fact, NFL quarterbacks only attempted 175 such throws during the entire regular season last year, an...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  11. Video on Demand Report: The Exceedingly Average Epic Is Here To B...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner Epic If kids' movies have taught us nothing else about scientist parents (and they haven't), it's that eventually those scientists are accidentally going to shrink down their kids and send them on a wild adventure dodging gigant...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  12. How You'd Fix It: Grantland Readers Fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week, we tried to fix the NHL. We increased scoring, improved the standings, ended diving, and reduced (but didn't eliminate) fighting. We killed the puck-over-glass penalty and brought back home whites. And most importantly of all, we made Gary...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    While the standings may not say it right now, the Miami Marlins, thanks to a crop of elite prospects, have one of the brightest futures in the league.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  14. Summer HateWatch: Devious Maids, Episode 2

    Shea Serrano

    This show is still on the air, so we're still watching it. Hand to God: Maybe five minutes after I finished watching Sunday night's episode, there was a knock at my door. I opened it. There was a large man with a lot of hair on his arms standing ther...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  15. How Disappointing Was Your Team's NHL Playoff Run This Year?

    Sean McIndoe

    This is the time of year when you can expect to repeatedly encounter some variation of these words: We're down to just two teams left standing in the NHL playoffs. That phrasing always seemed oddly appropriate, since it implies that the rest of t...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  16. Richard Simmons, still sweatin' to oldies

    Bryan Curtis

    The unstoppable Richard Simmons.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013