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  1. About Last Night: Big House Party

    Spike Friedman

    In case you wasted your one phone call on Shane Ryan, here's what you missed in sports on New Year's Day: It was a snowy Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium, where the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, in a shootout in front of...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Dispatches From Bowlvania - We Were Promised a Rose Garden

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: A thorny affair fertilizes its flowers with our blood.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  3. Deconstructing Stanford Running Back Tyler Gaffney

    Lindsay Schnell

    The making, and remaking, of a Stanford star.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  4. If the College Football Playoff Began This Season, Which Four Tea...

    Ed Feng

    Michigan State brought tranquility to this year's championship race by eliminating Ohio State from the ranks of the undefeateds and paving the way for a Florida State–Auburn title game matchup devoid of the chaos and controversy that has so oft...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. College Football, Week 15: The Kingdom, the Power, and the Person...

    Holly Anderson

    We've never been able to have terribly productive conversations with readers who begin diatribes with "THE MEDIA ..." due in some part to the fondness those folks have for claiming NARRATIVE MANIPULATION. There are a couple of problems with this: ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  6. 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
  7. The Beautiful Mind of Andrew Luck

    Robert Mays

    Andrew Luck may be the future of the NFL, but on Sunday afternoon, he didn't look the part. He was a losing quarterback, with sweat-drenched hair glued to his forehead and a scraggly, mustache-less beard barely clinging to his chin. The Rams had just...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Bucs Win! Bucs Win!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy putting in place overly ambitious field-wiping plans, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Despite coughing up another double-digit lead, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took advantage of a distracted Miami team, beating th...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  9. College Football, Week 11: Run Like Hell

    Holly Anderson

    The race to the BCS games commences each August as a clown car of near-limitless capacity. It careers into Week 1 crammed with 120-some teams, each anointed with some degree of possibility, however finite, of stringing together a perfect season and h...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  10. We Went There: No. 5 Stanford 26, No. 3 Oregon 20

    Holly Anderson

    That hypothetical we posed yesterday, about whether it'd be more painful to be knocked out of the running for the national title by an outright loss or by the cruelty of polls and unfeeling computers and the glaring lack of a playoff system? Followin...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  11. About Last Night: The Cardinal Way

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out realizing the road less traveled is less traveled because it goes to Buffalo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Baylor's speed was too much for Oklahoma as the Bears throttled the Sooners, 41-12, in Waco. "They s...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  12. Weeknight College Football and You: Frequently Asked Questions

    Holly Anderson

    You may not be in the mood to hear this the morning after a Seneca Wallace–Josh McCown duel, but America is currently riding an unbroken streak of days blessed with televised football that stretches back to last Wednesday and continues through ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  13. College Football Midterm Shootaround: First-Half Takeaways, Ident...

    Grantland Staff

    We did it, you guys. We reached college football's midseason point without having to contend with the soul-crushing threat of continued conference realignment. We made it through seven weeks without allowing the never-ending bombardment of NCAA scand...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  14. College Football, Week 7: Who Made This Mess???

    Holly Anderson

    Give thanks for the actual playing of college football contests, because without laboratory disasters like Week 7’s meat extruder explosion, we'd have to be worlds more demented to create these story lines on our own. Missouri perches precariou...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: Patriots Save Best for Last

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy cheering Matt Schaub's ankle injury because that's the only way to fill the pit of sadness that lives in your chest, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: New England handed New Orleans its first loss of the season...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  16. College Football, Week 6: Live in the Now

    Holly Anderson

    Last Thursday, we wondered what this weekend might make of four would-be contenders — teams that emerged from September comfortably within the Top 25 and looking as though they might be cut out for a January Pasadena adventure, but that had som...

    Blog | October 07, 2013