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  1. The Weakest Link: A Look at the Worst Position Groups in the NFL

    Robert Mays

    Plenty of veteran players would rather not show up for preseason games, but last week, Dimitri Patterson took it one step further. He just didn't. Patterson, a starter, never arrived for the Jets' game, part of a 48-hour stretch w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' May Go to '...

    Zach Dionne

    If you're a David Yates fan, it's probably because he did a great/pretty good job with the final four (or three, maybe) Harry Potter films. That's the official opinion of Warner Bros., anyway - Variety's...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: 'The Moviegoer,' X-...

    Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris

    This week, Alex and Wesley finally kick off the Do You Like Prince Movies? book of the month. It's Walker Percy's The Moviegoer from 1961, a novel about an honorably discharged war veteran and moneyman traipsing...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The Power of the ‘Pretty Good’ Guys

    Zach Lowe

    The "pretty good" NBA veteran has taken a beating over the last half-decade. Owners crafted a new collective bargaining agreement that carries stricter controls on payrolls and player salaries. A harsh new luxury tax spooks everyone outsid...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. The Year of Living Less Dangerously

    Ben Lindbergh

    Late in a lost 2013 season, hours before a meaningless game against the Mets, Phillies battery mates Erik Kratz and Cliff Lee compared the dangers they'd face when they took the field. Kratz, a veteran catcher, was concerned about the ri...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  7. The 3rd Annual 'How Is This Guy Relevant?' All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    It's a who's who of non-serious players that are getting serious minutes. Plus, 10 things to like (and not like) in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  8. Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan's Eternal Feud Flares Up at Art Ba...

    Molly Lambert

    You know the poster for Grudge Match with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone that's plastered all over the place right now? It shows the two grizzled screen veterans locked in an eternal punch, the fantasy matchup between Rocky Balboa and Raging B...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. The young NBA players who are looking to make the leap to greatne...

    Zach Lowe

    A whole crop of NBA players are at the point in their careers when they should be taking off. Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  10. Judd Apatow and the Key & Peele Guys Are Making a Movie Together

    Zach Dionne

    Universal just made the best decision of the week/the month/the back half of 2013 by inking a film deal with MADtv veterans and current Comedy Central power players Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The pair will executive-produce as well as write...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri on the Red Sox and the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    Game 6 of the World Series capped a lightning-fast turnaround for the worst-to-first Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  12. The X-Files: Luol Deng

    Robert Mays

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. Earlier this week, Mike Dunleavy, 12-year NBA veteran and first-year Chicago Bull, was asked for his early impression...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  13. Afternoon Links: David Letterman Is Sticking Around Till at Least...

    Zach Dionne

    "Les [Moonves, CBS CEO] and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground," David Letterman LOLs in a new statement. So now the 66-year-old veteran of so many late-night wars, b...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  14. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Georgie Thompson

    Grantland Network

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett are joined by transfer deadline veteran and Crowd Goes Wild host Georgie Thompson to break down the latest news. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podca...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  15. Our latest 30 for 30 documentary short examines how Johnnie Ashe'...

    ESPN Films

    Our latest film, from television and film veteran Tate Donovan, tells the story of a brother's love and how it changed tennis history.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  16. The Portland Trail Blazers' refurbished roster

    Zach Lowe

    Where the Portland Trail Blazers' refurbished — but not rebuilt — roster can take them in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013