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  1. YouTube HOF: Presidential Performances

    Grantland staff

    Editor's note: This week, some guy named Benjamin Walker joins a long, distinguished line of cinematic presidents in Timur Bekmambetov's new historical drama Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Here are some of our other favorite fictional POTUSes from ...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  2. Triangle Cheat Sheet: The Case for the Final Two Contenders

    Patricia Lee

    We'll keep this brief. You watched that Florida-Connecticut game, and boy was Scottie Wilbekin a no-show. You watched that Kentucky-Wisconsin game, and wow, did you see that Aaron Harrison shot? Oh, and that Traevon Jackson shot? Nobody wanted t...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Q&A: Chandler Parsons on Playing D, Texas Hold ’Em, and...

    Zach Lowe

    Chandler Parsons is about to become the go-to name for league executives who trumpet the value of second-round picks. He's a solid third option on the Rockets - a team that fancies itself a title contender - and one of just nine p...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. B.S. Report: JackO and Jonah Keri

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up his buddy JackO to talk Yankees-Red Sox, then Grantland's Jonah Keri joins the show to predict the Rookie of the Year and World Series contenders. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. Sprinting to the Finish Line

    Zach Lowe

    We're coming down the stretch of the NBA season, when contenders jell ahead of the playoffs and the tankers hit an extra gear that features fake injuries, weird rotations, and guys like Mark Madsen chucking 3-pointers. The league separates into ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. Chelsea Are Playing Like Chelsea Again, and the Premier League Sh...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Jose Mourinho warned us. He told us this was coming. Ahead of Chelsea's pre-Christmas clash with fellow title contenders Arsenal, Mourinho just came right out and said it. If I want to win 1-0, I think I can. One of the easiest things in football...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Best Screenplay: Which Writers Will Be Celebrating Next Week?

    Mark Harris

    A couple of months ago, I wrote a Grantland column about the competition for Best Screenplay Oscar nominations in which I suggested that this year, Best Adapted Screenplay would be crammed with contenders and Best Original Screenplay would offer a qu...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Grantland's Zach Lowe take a look at the NBA playoff contenders, then break down the Luol Deng trade and what it means for the Bulls. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts p...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. How the Portland Trail Blazers built a winning NBA team

    Jordan Conn

    How the Trail Blazers built a winner and soothed the lingering doubts of Portland's tormented fan base.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  10. The overhaul of the Toronto Raptors

    Zach Lowe

    A rare look inside the long, complex process of building a contender. Plus, 10 things to like (and not like) in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  11. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  12. Grantland NFL Podcast: Playoff Contenders and the RG3 Decision

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Barnwell and Mays go through the playoff contenders in the NFC and break down the benching of Robert Griffin III. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and th...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. The Denver Nuggets are trying to build into a contender while not...

    Zach Lowe

    The Denver Nuggets are trying to stay relevant while rebuilding. Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  14. Everything You Wanted to Know About That Incredible Day in the Pr...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It was supposed to be a fairly dull round of midweek games. Sure, nine different matches were kicking off within 20 minutes of each other, but really, most of them were inconsequential. Only one truly pitched top-tier contenders against each other - ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  15. '12 Years a Slave,' 'Her,' and the suddenly hot Oscar race

    Mark Harris

    Is Her really a contender? Is 12 Years a Slave in trouble? Answers to this and more in the wake of the first batch of critics' awards.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  16. The Weekend in Hockey: Is It (Finally!) St. Louis's Year?

    Sean McIndoe

    A look at three of the biggest stories from the NHL weekend and how they'll play into the coming days. Central Contenders Left Cursing a Blue Streak Coming off a 6-1 win against Dallas on Saturday night, the St. Louis Blues have quietly moved to ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013