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  1. Keep It Like a Secret: The Elegant Wonder of ‘The Honorable...

    Chris Ryan

    If you watch enough soccer, you become familiar with the idea of players passing in triangles. It's one of the tenets of possession-based soccer; in order to keep the ball circulating, three players carve open a defense by passing among the...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Countdown 2 ‘Sharknado 2’: Your 29-Day Warning, With ...

    Holly Anderson

    July is upon us, the thick of the most glorious time of the year in which to slough off work for personal watercraft activities, televised tennis or soccer, and breaking down newly released footage of the Sharknado sequel. A reminder: It is set to ai...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Introducing a Real World Ang...

    David Jacoby

    The onset of the new year has brought plenty to GRTFL headquarters, including: bear-suit sex; hot lawyers; hamburger-grease assault; professional dog lovers; and a woman who transports herself exclusively by straddling men to hitch rides. The Bachelo...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  4. The Bachelor Season Premiere: Seven Lessons to Kick Off Juan-uary...

    Mark Lisanti

    It is, as you assuredly know by now if you've read even this far into a story with the words "The Bachelor" in the headline, a month that our corporate siblings (hi!) have cleverly dubbed "Juan-uary." The Month of the Juan. The month when Juan Pablo ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: Ragey Zach Goes A'Cheatin'

    David Jacoby

    The Bachelorette had her heart broken, made out with a couple people, broke some other dudes' hearts, fell in love with someone else, and then got engaged all in the course of a week on a Caribbean island. She basically went on spring break. It seems...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Handicapping The Bachelorette: Chris Swoops In for the Rebound

    Juliet Litman

    Watching any reality show is an exercise in suspending disbelief. Anyone who ever watched the dailies that MTV used to post from Real World knows that life is not exciting enough to sustain a TV narrative. The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise may ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  7. Q&A: Steve Nash on Trying Out for Inter Milan, the Dwight Howard ...

    Zach Lowe

    You may have heard about Steve Nash "trying out" for Inter Milan, the Italian soccer powerhouse competing, along with seven other teams, in the Guinness International Champions Cup starting next week. The tryout, which isn't a real tryout, is among m...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  8. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: Marlon Switch-Hits for the Cycl...

    David Jacoby

    What looked like a light week in the GRTFL schedule turned into a trap game: Sure, The Bachelorette ground to a near-halt with the "Men Tell All" special, but The Challenge hit with the force of 1,000 sharknados. This week's episode featured hetero a...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: The Challenge Returns!

    David Jacoby

    It's back. In just two days, MTV will graciously save your television summer by unleashing the latest iteration of The Challenge franchise. That means just two days until Paula Walnuts, Johnny Bananas, and Frank the Alcopsychoholic are all up in ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  10. Handicapping The Bachelorette, Week 6: We Need a Right Reasons Po...

    Juliet Litman

    Barcelona, previously known for all the Gaudí architecture and its popularity with American undergrads, will now be remembered as the city where James tried to counter-accusate. Drew and Kasey finally told Des about the wrong-reasons conversatio...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  11. Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 7: Mothers, Don't Let Your Babi...

    Andy Greenwald

    "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" wasn't a particularly good episode of Game of Thrones. I found it draggy and digressive, which was a surprise considering it was written by author George R.R. Martin, whose past contributions have been among the series'...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  12. Are More People Watching MLS in Person or on Television?

    Noah Davis

    Soccer viewership on English-language stations in the United States is growing. Last week's match between the U.S. and Mexico drew a 1.6 overnight rating and 2.39 million viewers on ESPN, more than double the previous high for a World Cup qualifier o...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  13. Five Questions on American Idol: This Is for All the Awkward Turt...

    Jay Caspian Kang and Mark Lisanti and Emily Yoshida

    Whatever doesn't deafen you makes you stronger: Grantland's Jay Caspian Kang, Mark Lisanti, and Emily Yoshida have returned, bowed but not broken, to tackle another season of American Idol. Who can keep riding their pro-Idol high fueled solely by ene...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. News From the Kardashian Hellmouth: Kris and Bruce Jenner May Be ...

    Alex Pappademas

    Kim is the one with the ass that launched a thousand ships and a couple of Kanye songs. Khloe is the one with a human soul. Kourtney is the other one. Kylie and Kendall are the ones most likely to sit at the right hand of Randall Flagg in Vegas follo...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  15. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: The Return of the Greatest Real...

    David Jacoby

    "At least I don't do crystal meth all night long in the bathroom, bitch." Ah yes, the return of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. That quote was from the "previously on" setup to this season's Monday-night premiere and made me say to myself, ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  16. Cleaning out the inbox, plus Week 3 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy fears an official-induced riot as he goes through his inbox and makes his Week 3 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012