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  1. What Does Captain Phillips Mean for the Tom Hanks Brand?


    When you think of an Alabama-born idiot savant astronaut slowly dying of AIDS with a volleyball best friend named Wilson, who comes to mind? Over the last two decades, Tom Hanks has turned nearly every role into a "career-defining performance." His s...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. Adam Rosales Volleyball and the Battle for the American League We...

    Michael Baumann

    Going into any season, fans hope for two things: (1) that their chosen team wins a lot, and (2) failing that, as many close pennant races as possible. (Thanks a lot, Atlanta Braves.) It's still way too far out to say for sure that the American League...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  3. The Bachelor, Episode 3: Lessons From the World's Longest On-scre...

    Mark Lisanti

    A trip to the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood, a fun volleyball game at the beach, some pulse-quickening rides on Magic Mountain's legendary roller coasters — to the incurious mind, these are nothing but a tourist's Fodor's-quality d...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  4. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 2

    Colson Whitehead

    The security state and beach volleyball.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  5. About Last Night: Queens of the Beach

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings won their third-straight gold medal in beach volleyball, beating fellow Americans April Ross and Jen Kessy in...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. You Should Be Watching Men's Indoor Volleyball (So Not Kidding Ab...

    Robert Mays

    I don't remember how it came up — probably because I thought it'd come up before — but at some point yesterday in the office, I started in about my love of indoor volleyball. My co-workers were surprised, and in turn, so was I. There are ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. About Last Night: Aly Adds to Her Collection

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam event final, and followed that up with a gold on the floor exercise. Beleaguered U.S. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  8. Your Wednesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    There are just five days of competition left in the Olympics, and China stays tantalizingly out of reach in the medal count: China: 34 gold medals, 73 overall U.S.: 30 gold medals, 70 overall Reader Daniel G. has invented Saber-Medal-Trics, wh...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  9. Mr. Marlowe, I Presume: The Californication of Olympics Announcin...

    Michael Weinreb

    I spent the majority of the 1980s in a dank basement in central Pennsylvania, waiting out the winter by watching any and every late-night sporting event accessible on cable television. This means I grew up listening to a hell of a lot of Chris Marlow...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  10. Top 10 Moments From the First Week of the Olympics

    Shane Ryan

    If you haven't been reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides ... well, you should be reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides. Shane has traded his sanity and sleep schedule to watch pretty much every jump, leap, shot, throw, heave, dive, and v...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  11. Your Wednesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa! We've got a busy day, and there's no time for chatter. Let's jump right in. You know the drill by now. With this guide, which can be followed with one computer and one TV with cable, we're aiming to see every gold-medal event and every team-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  12. Kobe to U.S. Women's Volleyball Team: You're Welcome

    Chris Ryan

    Kobe Bryant dropped by the Pool B volleyball match between the U.S. and Brazilian women. Really shocking lack of composure, Mamba. Before the match, the Lakers glue guy actually had been hanging around the U.S. women's team a bit. He visited them bef...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  13. Your Monday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Before we get going, forgive me as I become the 6,087,345th person to rant about NBC's decision not to air the swimming finals live on television. Put simply, it's a disgrace. I don't think I need to enumerate the reasons why it's a repugnant move fr...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  14. Your Weekend Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    LISTEN UP, gang. The Olympics are here, and we're all excited. But there's a lot going on, and I know it can be hard to catch all the relevant action. You need to focus. You don't want to dishonor your country, do you? I still have nightmares about O...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  15. Mindy Kaling Goes Back to High School

    Amos Barshad

    Mindy Kaling will co-produce an animated series for NBC alongside Greg Daniels, her boss at The Office, which revolves around a girls' high school volleyball team. She'll also voice a character. Meanwhile, Daniels is also teaming up with Alan Yang, a...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  16. Love Life: Kevin Love's Awesome Summer

    Kevin Love

    I'm looking forward to being a regular contributor for Grantland, where I will share my experiences as I navigate through life, the world of sports, L.A., pop culture, travel and whatever else should surface. To get you up to speed on what I have bee...

    Blog | September 23, 2011