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  1. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. The Atlantic Coast Conference, Greensboro, N.C. What bothers us most is the growing lack of regard for geography. What bothers us is that there should be some sense, some inherent logic, to the way these things are arranged. There are always an...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  2. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. DENARD There's a reason He is here, and that's because He is an extraterrestrial being sent down to usher us into the future. I mean, His middle initial is X! Is that not enough proof for you? Remember that Twilight Zone episode when the kindly o...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  3. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. The University of Maryland, College, Park, Md. OK, so I'm a stodgy white male who is fast approaching middle age, and I get that this college football uniform fetish is not geared toward uptight souls like me, and that it is fueled by apparel com...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  4. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. 2. Randy Shannon, former head coach, University of Miami The story that got me was the one about Nevin Shapiro attempting to throttle a school compliance director in the press box. I mean, we can theoriz...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  5. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Ki-Jana Carter, running back In my mind, Ki-Jana Carter is not who you think he is. In my mind, Ki-Jana Carter is the man in this video, a sculpted 21-year-old who takes a handoff on a sunny day in Pasadena, Calif., stumbles forward, regains his ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  6. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. 2. Brian Kelly, football coach, University of Notre Dame Let me just say this first: I've never had a particular affinity for Notre Dame. I believe gold is an overvalued metal and leprechauns are terr...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  7. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Greg Schiano, football coach, Rutgers University College football is the most compelling sport in America, yet nothing is more torturous than listening to college football coaches speak publicly about their teams. I know this because I spent Tu...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  8. The Grantland Top Five

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Kevin Kolb, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles In 1945, facing an unwinnable football game against Army at Yankee Stadium, Michigan coach Fritz Crisler resorted to a desperate ploy: Utilizing the free substitution rule implemented due to the shor...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  9. The Grantland Top Five: NFL Retirees, Weed-Smoking Talking Dogs, ...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. The National Football League, New York, N.Y. Once, in Kansas City, I watched Conrad Dobler self-medicate. He had cycled through Percocet and OxyContin, and by the time I found him, a few years back, he was getting through the day on a regimen o...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  10. The Grantland Top Five: Video-Game Smack Talk, D.C.-Area Private ...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. EA Sports College Football '12, Electronic Arts, Inc. I'm not going to deny it: Sometimes I dream about a video game. It isn't an every-night occurrence, but it happens, and when it does, these dreams are in Technicolor, and they are in high de...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  11. The Grantland Top Five: Absurd '80s Posters, Tiger-as-Hermit, and...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. The Costacos brothers, poster artists, 1980s A few years ago, I interviewed Jim McMahon in the lobby of a Connecticut casino. He was perched on a cherry-red motorized scooter, simultaneously drinking beer, trailing a muddy river of tobacco juic...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  12. The Grantland Top Five: Dennis Rodman's Saving Babies, Josh Hamil...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Double Team, dir.: Tsui Hark, Columbia Pictures, 1997 There is a moment toward the end of Double Team — showing sporadically this summer in the HBO time slot reserved for insomniacs, security guards, and parents of newborns — when a...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  13. The Grantland Top Five: Octogenarian Managers, UNC, and the Rest ...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Garrett Gilbert/Matt Saracen, quarterbacks, Austin/Dillon, Texas The most emotionally compelling moment in the recent history of college football came on January 7, 2010, in the first quarter of the national championship game, when an 18-year-o...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  14. The Grantland Top Five: Len Bias, College Football, and the Rest ...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Leonard Bias, NBA Draft Choice, College Park, Md., June 1986 Twenty-five years ago, at the spiritual zenith of the 1980s, a group of college students gathered in a Maryland dormitory for an impromptu celebration, replete with cognac, malt liqu...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  15. The Top Five: One Writer's Sometimes-Relevant, Never-Boring Break...

    Michael Weinreb

    Disclaimer: This is an arbitrary and purposefully biased compilation of some of the people, places, objects, and cultural concepts that struck the author as newsworthy and/or compelling in the past week. Any resemblances to coherent lists, living or ...

    Blog | June 10, 2011