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  1. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: The Return of the Way-Too-Ea...

    David Jacoby

    The Grantland Reality Fantasy League column covers a huge swath of the intellectually barren reality TV landscape, but there has always been one format, one group of alcopsychoholics, one host, one show that stood head, shoulders, and genitalia above...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. NHL Opening Weekend: Let's All Calm Down

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. There are always lessons to be learned from a season's first few nights; it just takes a while to figure out which ones. This time last year, we were all buzzi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. The Case Against Apple's Animated Emoji

    Emily Yoshida

    There are a few days out of the year when I palpably feel at a distance from the rest of human society, and those moments always seem to mysteriously land on the same days as Apple Keynotes. Yesterday a bunch of dudes piled into a r...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  4. Wingspan and a Prayer: Trying to Decipher the Massive Promise of ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tyson Chandler has improbably become an archetypal NBA player. There have always been dirty-work big men in the NBA -- seven-footers with zero offensive game expected to block shots, rebound, and stay out of the way on offense. Defense comprised almo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. OK, It’s Time to Worry About the Tigers

    Michael Baumann

    There's a radio station in Michigan that has me on to talk baseball every so often, and the hosts always ask me if they should worry about the Tigers. I always say no, in the same reassuring tone you'd use to tell your kid he does...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  6. Looking Back at the 10 Biggest NHL Trades From 2013-14

    Sean McIndoe

    I miss trades. The NHL used to be a league filled with them, from small deals to major blockbusters. At any given time, there always seemed to be at least one major star on the verge of moving, sometimes several, and occasionally they'd all get ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  7. Carlton Cuse Can't Stop Selling Shows

    Zach Dionne

    As Amos Barshad recently pointed out, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were jointly responsible for Lost, but they've always been different enough showbiz lifers that there's not much to gain by comparing them. So let's just f...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  8. The Curious Case of Mark Buehrle

    Rany Jazayerli

    In a 1991 Sports Illustrated article, there's a now-famous quote from MLBPA executive director Donald Fehr: "You go through The Sporting News for the last 100 years, and you will find two things are always true. You never have enou...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  9. Farewell, Fennec Foxes: A Tribute to Algeria

    Mike L. Goodman

    There's always the temptation to romanticize Cinderella when her story eventually ends. Lots of kind words get written and said about effort, and heart, and determination. The unlikeliness of her accomplishment outweighs the accomplishment...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. I Would Reunite 4 U: Prince's Private Paisley Park Concert f...

    Molly Lambert

    Eye want 2 tell U a story. Once upon a time in the land of Sinaplenty, there lived a Prince named Prince, who was always looking 4 his princess. Then he met a beautiful girl named Patricia Apollonia Kotero and cast her as the lead in his 198...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  11. World Cup Players You Need to Know: Colombia’s Juan Cuadrad...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It can be a tricky business evaluating wingers. They are always flitting between flash and substance. Sure, they have all those step-overs and dummies and tricks, but their teammates are over there on the other side of the field, waving their arms in...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  12. It’s Not Them, It’s You

    Chris B. Brown

    At any given time, there are typically only eight to 12 people who are qualified to be NFL starting quarterbacks. Worse, it's not always clear who those players will be, as veterans age into decline and big-ticket free agents go bust with new te...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  13. A Fan’s Worst Nightmare

    Charles P. Pierce

    There always has been one unsolvable problem for any follower of a sports franchise. Bad coaches can get fired. If a player - say a talented, if unmanageable young left-handed pitcher - becomes too much of a headache in the clubho...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  14. The NCAA Tournament Anticipation Index: 10 Games We Want to See T...

    Andrew Sharp

    The Monday after Selection Sunday is one of the best sports days of the year. There is always a decent amount of outrage at the selection committee (Louisville!), people fall in love with mid-major teams they've watched maybe twice all season lo...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  15. The Duracell GM Generation?

    Ben Lindbergh

    At any given time, there are a handful of terrible baseball teams, some of which have little hope of being anything but awful for the foreseeable future. And because there are always bad baseball teams, there are always general managers whose jobs se...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  16. Breaking Down the Biggest Deals on NHL Deadline Day (and the Ones...

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL's trade deadline passed Wednesday, and as always, it was capped off by a hectic few days. There were 20 deals made yesterday, and a total of 33 in the week leading up to the deadline. Some teams, like the Sabres, were very busy....

    Blog | March 06, 2014