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  1. Jimmy Connors in 1991: The Sound and the Fury and the Startling C...

    Brian Koppelman

    It was like a Springsteen song in tennis whites. I first met my best friend and writing/directing partner, David Levien, in 1982, during the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school. This was also the summer I began working at t...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  2. We Went There: The 100th U.S. Open Cup Final

    Graham Parker

    Some months ago, I found myself walking through an empty fairground in deepest Brooklyn, to a U.S. Open Cup first-round game between Brooklyn Italians and Icon FC. I made eye contact with half the crowd, watched a stray ball bounce into a Dumpster (w...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. About Last Night: The Cardinal Way

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to stay awake during an all-day meeting on autograph compensation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The St Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-6, to regain the lead in the hyper-competitive NL Cent...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. About Last Weekend: Run for the Rose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving it just one more try in Lep's World 2, seriously, just one more, GODDAMNIT, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Overcoming a fearsome Merion course, Justin Rose secured his first major win, finishing the U...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Chicago Strikes First

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting the oil change you need every 30,000 miles followed by a stern lecture from your mechanic about decimal places, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a stunning start to the Stanley Cup final, the Chicago...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  6. Designated Player: On the Road With the U.S. Open Cup and on the ...

    Graham Parker

    There was a poignant, historic photo on MLS's website a few weeks ago. Pictured were four young U.S. U-20 internationals, celebrating after one of their number had scored. On the left of the picture is a young Dax McCarty. Behind him, virtually unrec...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  7. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 3: Does France Have a Tsonga Proble...

    Wesley Morris

    It wasn't unthinkable that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could beat Roger Federer. On clay. In Paris. At Roland Garros. Maybe it was even likely. Tsonga is one of a handful of men who knows how to play Federer on any surface, how to stand strong under his relen...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. The Remarkable (Coarse, Hilarious, Often-Infuriating) Purity of A...

    Katie Baker

    In one of my very favorite Real World seasons, London in 1995, there was a cast member named Jay who was totally boring — his routine consisted of staying up late to watch TV every night and then napping on the couch for most of the day. In oth...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  9. U.S. Open Recap: Serena Loses It (Again)

    Katie Baker

    In her fourth round match, Samantha Stosur played the longest tiebreak in women's Grand Slam history, a 30-point back-and-forth against Maria Kirilenko. This was after she was part of the longest women's U.S. Open match: a three-hour, 16-minute battl...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  10. U.S. Open Recap: Fish Exits, Nadal Squirms, Wozniacki Survives

    Katie Baker

    The Tuesday after Labor Day might actually be the worst Monday of all, marking as it does the end of summer, the start of school, the first day back from vacation. And for anyone who had Labor Day tickets to the night session at the U.S. Open, it mus...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  11. U.S. Open: Real Talk With Andy Roddick

    Katie Baker

    There is nothing quite like watching Andy Roddick speak to the press. The hair on your arms stands at rapt attention, you begin to lean forward in your seat, and your face slowly curls into a half-smile, half-grimace - the universal expression for oh...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  12. The U.S. Open Day 1: Sharapova Struggles, Harrison Flames Out

    Katie Baker

    Watching players at Wimbledon is like seeing your school friends all cleaned up and crisply side-parted in church. Watching them at the U.S. Open, however, is like seeing them out at the mall, trying on colorful looks and getting loud, unsolicited, a...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  13. Jason Horowitz visits the Congressional Country Club, the site of...

    Jason Horowitz

    Steeped in history and as Washington as it gets, the Congressional Country Club will serve as the host for the 2011 U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  14. YouTube HOF: Our Favorite Coen Brothers Scenes

    Grantland Staff

    Inside Llewyn Davis, the 16th feature film from the Coen brothers, opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, and, well, most of us are very excited for it. (Here's editor-in-chief Bill Simmons's rejected submission for this week's HOF, just for ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. Clarifying Paris Hilton's Intentions in Her New Song 'Good Time' ...

    Emily Yoshida

    Paris Hilton: Oh I love it By beginning the song with an open-ended expression of approval, Paris creates an inviting atmosphere. Despite her reputation as an heiress and/or snob, she is informing us that she is a generally accepting person, and ef...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  16. About Last Night: You Stay Classy, San Diego

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy revamping your intimidation-based game plan, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Houston Texans stormed back from 21 points down to beat the San Diego Chargers, 31-28. "I'm in Cleveland now," yelled former San D...

    Blog | September 10, 2013