Contributors

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Jonathan Abrams is a staff writer for Grantland. He is working on a book about the NBA’s prep-to-pro generation of players.

@ JPdabrams

Most recently: Traveling Man

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Katie Baker is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ katiebakes

Most recently: Some of the Right Moves: Tom Cruise, the Athlete

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Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ billbarnwell

Most recently: The NFL’s All-Bad-Contracts Team

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Amos Barshad has written for New York Magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ AmosBarshad

Most recently: Sex, Death, and Kubrick: How ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Changed Tom Cruise’s Career

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Rafe Bartholomew is an editor at Grantland and author of Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball.

@ rafeboogs

Most recently: Everything That’s Awful and Wonderful About Boxing in a Single Knockout Video

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Michael Baumann is a Grantland contributor and author of the book Philadelphia Phenoms: The Most Amazing Athletes to Play in the City of Brotherly Love.

@ mj_baumann

Most recently: #LOLMets: The Carlos Gomez Deal Falls Through, the Dodgers Confuse Everyone, and Cole Hamels Finally Gets Dealt on a Supremely Bizarre Night

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Chris B. Brown is a contributing writer for Grantland, the author of The Essential Smart Football, and the editor of the website Smart Football.

@ smartfootball

Most recently: The Receiver Ripple Effect

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Jason Concepcion is a staff writer for Grantland and coauthor of We’ll Always Have Linsanity.

@ netw3rk

Most recently: What If ‘Serial’ Were a Video Game: The Addictive, Retro Mystery ‘Her Story’

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Jordan Ritter Conn is a staff writer for Grantland. He wrote The Defender: Manute Bol’s Journey from Sudan to the NBA and Back Again, a multimedia e-book published by The Atavist.

@ jordanconn

Most recently: Potsdam’s Nightmare: What Happened to Garrett Phillips?

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Chris Connelly is the Editor-in-Chief of Grantland.

@ ChrisConnelly

Most recently: Your Tom Cruise Week Winner: The Making of a Maverick

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Jason Gallagher is the founder of Ballerball.com and the cowriter of The Lockout: A Musical.

@ jga41agher

Most recently: A Tradition Unlike Any Other: Dirk Nowitzki’s Annual Celebrity Baseball Game

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Mark Harris is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood and Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.

@ MarkHarrisNYC

Most recently: Cruise’s Oscar Years: One Decade. Three Nominations. Myriad Lessons.

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David Hill lives in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s and the New York Times. He writes sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater.

@ davehill77

Most recently: The Weight of Guilt

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Steven Hyden is a staff writer at Grantland. He is currently writing a book on pop-music rivalries.

@ Steven_Hyden

Most recently: Wisconsin Punk Heroes Tenement Break Through

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David Jacoby is an ESPN producer who somehow became a writer and editor for Grantland.

@ djacoby

Most recently: Lowbrow Highlights: Bromance Blossoms on ‘The Bachelorette’

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Rany Jazayerli runs the Rany on the Royals website. He is one of the founders of Baseball Prospectus, and works as a dermatologist in suburban Chicago.

@ jazayerli

Most recently: The Moore the Merrier: Dayton Lands Ben Zobrist, the Perfect Piece for the World Series–Hopeful Royals

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Christina Kahrl covers baseball for ESPN.com. She is also on the board of directors of GLAAD.

@ ChristinaKahrl

Most recently: The Meaning of Caitlyn Jenner

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Jonah Keri is a staff writer for Grantland. His book The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team From Worst to First is a New York Times best seller. The paperback edition of his new book, Up, Up, and Away, on the history of the Montreal Expos, is now available.

@ jonahkeri

Most recently: Houston Heats Up: Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers Make the AL West–Leading Astros Even Better

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Chuck Klosterman is a contributing editor at Grantland and the author of eight books. The latest is I Wear the Black Hat.

@ CKlosterman

Most recently: Human Resources: Work Friendship and the Hidden Legacy of ‘Mad Men’

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Molly Lambert is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ mollylambert

Most recently: Chasing Kokomo: The Secretly Dark ‘Cocktail’

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Mark Lisanti is an editor at Grantland.

@ marklisanti

Most recently: Which Tom Cruise Is the Best Tom Cruise?

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John Lopez is a Grantland contributor and a writer/filmmaker living in Los Angeles.

@ jedgarlopez

Most recently: Casting Cruise: How to Land Hollywood’s Great White Whale

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The Masked Man is David Shoemaker, author of the new book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Pro Wrestling.

@ AKATheMaskedMan

Most recently: How ‘SummerSlam’ Became the ‘WrestleMania’ for Die-hard Fans

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Sean McIndoe ’s work can be found at Down Goes Brown. When he’s not writing, he makes hockey jokes on Twitter at @downgoesbrown.

@ DownGoesBrown

Most recently: NHL Offseason Bizarro Rankings: Eastern Conference Edition

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Wesley Morris is a staff writer for Grantland. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism for his work at the Boston Globe.

@ Wesley_Morris

Most recently: Major Tom: ‘Rogue Nation’ and the Exhilarating Masochism (and Exasperating Narcissism) of Tom Cruise

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Alex Pappademas is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ PAPPADEMAS

Most recently: Scooper Hero

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Graham Parker writes the Designated Player column for Grantland. He is the chief soccer writer for the Guardian US and an editor at Howler.

@ KidWeil

Most recently: Re-Born in the U.S.A.: Manchester City’s Newest Club Tries to Find Its Voice in New York

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Charles P. Pierce is a staff writer for Grantland and the author of Idiot America. He writes regularly for Esquire, is the lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog, and is a frequent guest on NPR.

Most recently: Gone Baby Gone: Boston Tells the Olympics to Get Bent

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Jalen Rose is an ESPN/ABC analyst and executive producer of Fab Five, the highest-rated documentary in ESPN history. Keep up with him at JalenRose.com and JRLADetroit.com.

@ jalenrose

Most recently: Grantland Channel: Jalen Rose Sits Down With Boxing Greats Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, and Bob Arum

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Shea Serrano is a staff writer for Grantland. He’s the author of Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book and The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated and Deconstructed, which will be in bookstores this fall.

@ SheaSerrano

Most recently: A Day With J.J. Watt

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Mark Titus is the founder and author of the blog Club Trillion. His book, Don’t Put Me In, Coach, chronicles his career as a walk-on benchwarmer for the Ohio State basketball team and is on sale now.

@ clubtrillion

Most recently: Duke’s Defense: The Real Difference in the NCAA Title Game