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  1. Texas A&M and the College Football Space-Time Paradox

    Bryan Curtis

    To understand how college football views history, throw yourself into the continuously mutating, brain-warping universe of a Philip K. Dick novel. Or visit College Station, Texas. Whichever works. Last week, the Texas A&M Aggies discovered the...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  2. How to Attend a College Football Road Game

    Bryan Curtis

    A couple of years back, I had a revelatory moment on a college-football message board. We must have gotten tired of posting police booking photos of Texas A&M players, because someone asked the board: Who here has been to the most University of Texas...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  3. College Footballs Uniform Crisis

    Bryan Curtis

    Scenes from college football's uniform crisis: 1. Two Aggies log on to a message board. Aggie No. 1: You like our new football uniforms? Aggie No. 2: If the goal was to look exactly like Mississippi State, our new SEC West rival, then, yeah...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  4. North Texas …; Anaheim East …; What Is Arlington?

    Bryan Curtis

    "Where is the Final Four?" sounds like a headline handcrafted for SEO. It's actually a question that's been haunting the NCAA tournament all weekend. In a break during Saturday night's Wisconsin-Kentu...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Texas Hooks Charlie Strong

    Bryan Curtis

    It feels great, doesn't it? I mean the fact that the University of Texas introduced its new coach, Charlie Strong, at a press conference yesterday. If college football is our most irrational sport, then the coach's introductory press conference is...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Baylor Football and the 2014 Fiesta Bowl

    Bryan Curtis

    The lovable losers of the Fiesta Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  7. The end of an era for Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns

    Bryan Curtis

    The end of an era for Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  8. The Importance of Being Nolan

    Bryan Curtis

    In 1990, Nolan Ryan bought a bank in Alvin, Texas. It was an era of financial chicanery, of Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky. Ryan entered the industry as a folksy CEO. "When I was growing up," he remarked, "customers knew their banker by name. That's ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  9. The Riddle of Ron Washington

    Bryan Curtis

    On Sunday, Ron Washington walked to the mound and did one of those things that makes us Rangers fans start moaning and lighting votive candles in front of a shrine of Oddibe McDowell. The Rangers were facing the Angels, whom — I think I've got ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Josh Hamilton returns to the Texas Rangers

    Bryan Curtis

    The ecstatic booing of Josh Hamilton.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  11. The BCS Top 25 ... College Commercials

    Bryan Curtis

    If you watch college football on TV, you find yourself watching commercials for Aflac, Home Depot, and ... colleges. Ads for the University of Texas say, "What starts here changes the world." Ads for Texas Tech say, "From here, it's possible." The...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  12. Josh Hamilton's story and the fall of the Texas Rangers

    Bryan Curtis

    What happened to Josh Hamilton?

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  13. The Rules of College Football Fandom, Part 2

    Bryan Curtis

    Earlier this week, I laid out the Rules of College Football Fandom. I had two goals. My first goal was to salute everyone who is exercising a legitimate claim to a college football team. My second was to tell the rest of you that you are despicable. ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  14. The Rules of College Football Fandom

    Bryan Curtis

    Part of my job here at Grantland is to solve moral dilemmas. For example: Are you a real college football fan? Or are you rooting for Alabama or Michigan in a manner that I might find offensive? The Sports Guy has already laid out a set of rules f...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  15. Lifting the Texas Rangers Curse

    Bryan Curtis

    A Grantland writer's quest to reverse the jinx on his Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  16. The Art of the Decommit

    Bryan Curtis

    Sorry, you'll have to give me a second here. We Texas Longhorns fans suffered a loss the other day. Not a death or anything. We had a decommit. Ricky Seals-Jones, a wide receiver from Sealy, Texas, was being recruited by the Longhorns. In February...

    Blog | July 19, 2012