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  1. Gronk and Marshawn: The Story of the First Tackle

    Shea Serrano

    This is the story of Gronk and Marshawn and the first tackle. Adam, the first man, made love to his wife, Eve, the first woman, and she became pregnant, and was given a child, the first baby; and the first baby was big and he was happy, and so the...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. That Championship Mailbag: 2015 Edition

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday piece about the Brady-Manning rivalry and the hidden meaning of last Saturday's dramatic Patriots win, CLICK HERE. Before my Round 3 picks, let's tackle actual emails from actual readers. Q: How would Pe...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  3. The Divisional Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday-morning piece about Joe Flacco and the wonky Ravens, CLICK HERE. Let's rip through some reader emails before we tackle Round 2 picks. As always, these are actual emails from actual readers. Q: Who makes&nbs...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  4. Signifying Nothing? When the Man Behind ‘Training Day&rsquo...

    Wesley Morris

    As long as someone's head is being blown off, Fury isn't bad. The technique on display is about what you'd expect for a World War II movie that reserves its most reverent imagery for the mechanical majesty of tanks. But...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  5. Jalen and Jacoby Pop the Trunk: Roger Goodell, Atlanta Hawks, and...

    Grantland Network

    Jalen and Jacoby tackle serious sports issues: Roger Goodell's future as a commissioner, the controversy around the Atlanta Hawks, and LeBron James cheating at fantasy football. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  6. August Book Recommendations: American Dreams

    Kevin Nguyen

    Matthew Thomas's We Are Not Ourselves and Scott Cheshire's High As the Horses' Bridles are two impressive debut novels that deal with family and identity in America. And while they tackle these themes in very different w...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  7. The Roster Doctor Mailbag

    Jonah Keri

    You've got fantasy baseball questions, the Roster Doctor's got answers. In this edition of the mailbag, we tackle keeper-league concerns, when to sell high versus hold, what to do with Matt Cain, and much more. Do you think now...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  8. Free-Agent Frenzy

    Bill Barnwell

    Once Adam Schefter had reported that the Raiders were finalizing a move for Jets tackle Austin Howard early Wednesday morning, the NFL had reached a staggering new high: Its teams had handed out, by my count, more than $1 billion worth of contracts i...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  9. The Spoils of Babylon: Crazy, Star-Studded, and Maybe Not As Funn...

    Andy Greenwald

    There was nothing small about the miniseries of the '70s and '80s. They were opulent, overstuffed affairs that dared to tackle the supersize topics unlimited series wouldn't touch, like world wars and priest flirtation. A strange combination of soari...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  10. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    Everything you need to know (and more) about Saints-Seahawks and Colts-Patriots.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  11. Fantasy Football Week 12 Review/Week 13 Preview: Two Posts at Onc...

    Matt Borcas

    You know how players like Jason Pierre-Paul and Dion Jordan were lauded as DE/OLB hybrids when they left college because they were strong enough to match up against left tackles, but agile enough to drop into coverage? Well, you're reading the fantas...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  12. The Tumultuous Timeline of Richie Incognito

    Robert Mays

    Last week, news broke that second-year Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin had left the team after an incident with teammates in the team cafeteria. Initially, reports said Martin was taking time away for "assistance with emotional issues," but in the da...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  13. The All-22 All-Stars: Jurrell Casey, an Evolving Titan

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  14. Tuesday Night Lights: 'Coach, I'm Allowed to Tackle When I Play S...

    Shea Serrano

    I am the assistant coach of a middle school football team. I have been in the position for the past four years. It is a tremendous amount of fun, in part because we have been successful, but mostly because middle school kids are completely ridiculous...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  15. B.S. Report: Annual NFL Over/Under Pod With Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal are back with NFL gambling advice! In Part 1 of the annual over/under podcast, they tackle the AFC teams and discuss who will overachieve, how the Jets have no fantasy players, and whether ESPN forced Bill to wear a Tim Te...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  16. The All-22 All-Stars: Kyle Williams, the Underestimated Monster

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | August 15, 2013