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  1. NFL Season Predictions, Part 1: The Cellar Dwellers

    Bill Barnwell

    The rosters have been pared down to 53 men, and with thousands of words of preamble out of the way, it's time to finish up the 2014 NFL Preview. As always, during this last week of boring before the NFL season finally begins, we break up the lea...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  2. How Do the Cowboys Make Gamblers Feel?

    RJ Bell

    What word best describes how Cowboys bettors are feeling? The strongest adjectives — "devastated," "crushed" — still fall short. The typical sports bettor is adamant that he is on the wrong side of a disproportionate share of bad beats. M...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. The NHL concussion lawsuit

    Sean McIndoe

    What does the former players' suit against the league — which follows in the footsteps of one faced by the NFL — mean for hockey players and fans?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  4. Bill Simmons on which NFL teams will claim the up-for-grabs playo...

    Bill Simmons

    Who will claim the five up-for-grabs playoff spots in the NFL? Plus, Week 10 picks.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  5. The Broncos and Ravens and Some Predictions for Football's Welcom...

    Andrew Sharp

    We made it. We did it. Bill Simmons almost killed Robert Mays with the warning series. Bill Barnwell wrote 200,000 words every day and didn't even seem to blink, which is maybe more concerning. There was baseball that happened. Brian Phillips t...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  6. Bill Simmons returns with a mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    While the long wait for the Sports Guy to empty his inbox is over, A-Rod's status as man without a country has just begun.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  7. Tyrann Mathieu and Two Sides of Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    Almost exactly a year ago, an LSU beat writer sent word early one Friday morning that big news was coming later in the day. #LSU football with a BIG press conference today at noon. The news will be substantial.- Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDouce...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  8. Mailbag Appendix: The Pollard Connection

    Bill Simmons

    After the Ravens-Pats playoff game, I went through reader e-mails and put the best ones about Bernard Karmell Pollard into a Word doc. After a couple months passed, I realized these e-mails were finally ready to be seen by the general public. Here th...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  9. The Sports Guy breaks down the men under center, plus Week 15 pic...

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy ranks the men under center with a little help from the movies, plus Week 15 picks.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  10. The Greater Fool Betting Tips: From North London to Hell

    Dermot Hunt

    About once a week, a person whom I had no previous reason to suspect was an idiot will utter the following words, or a variation thereof: "Did you know that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting differe...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  11. Introducing the BQBL Failure Machine (Also, Grantland's BQBL Draf...

    David Jacoby

    Introducing The BQBL Failure Machine! At this point you should have drafted teams and set the stakes in your league, and should already be rooting for your team's quarterbacks to get into a war of words with Terry Bradshaw. If all of this is crazy...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  12. The eight teams vying for the worst record in football

    Bill Barnwell

    Anyone can pick the contenders, so which teams will be battling for the no. 1 draft pick?

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  13. Free Agency Day 1: The Insightful and the Incoherent

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesday morning, word around the NFL was that the Bears were basically formalities away from locking up Vincent Jackson and Mario Williams. By 5 p.m., the Bears had acquired Brandon Marshall, but the Bills were now going to host Robert Meachem and...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  14. Free Agent Preview: Mike Wallace

    Bill Barnwell

    NFL free agency is all about value. Anyone in the NFL can spend money, but good organizations succeed in the marketplace by identifying players who will produce more value than their contractual demands suggest; in other words, guys who are better th...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  15. Actual e-mails from actual readers make up this old-school Super ...

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy goes old-school with his inbox to get through his trip to Indy and referring to himself in the third person.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  16. Cousin Sal's Gambling Blog: Week 10

    Cousin Sal

    Question: What do AC/DC and I have in common? We're both BACK IN BLACK, baby! I realize I'm technically back in the black — but there's no such song with those exact words so this lame 30-year-old reference will have to do. Anyhow, that's w...

    Blog | November 10, 2011