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: The Faded Smile

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Tara Ariano is a Grantland contributor and the West Coast editor of Previously.TV.

@ TaraAriano

Most recently: Freak Show and Tell: That Whole ‘Married at First Sight’ Social Experiment? Not Going So Well

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Katie Baker is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ katiebakes

Most recently: Alex Ovechkin’s No Good, Very Bad Half-Year

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Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ billbarnwell

Most recently: The 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: Career Arc: A Guided Tour Through Paul Rudd’s Stealthy Rom-Com Work

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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: One Draft Lottery Scenario the NBA Probably Isn’t Looking to Adopt

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Michael Baumann is a Grantland contributor and author of the upcoming book Philadelphia Phenoms: The Most Amazing Athletes to Play in the City of Brotherly Love, due in November 2014.

@ mj_baumann

Most recently: Greatness in the Uncommon: Sports, Narrative Fiction, and Netflix’s ‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’

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Tom Bissell is the author of Chasing the Sea, God Lives in St. Petersburg, The Father of All Things, Extra Lives, and Magic Hours. His book The Disaster Artist, co-written with Greg Sestero, will be published October 1.

Most recently: Poison Tree

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Matt Borcas writes about fantasy sports for Grantland.

@ mattborcas

Most recently: An Idiot’s Guide to the Pilot Flying J Rebate Scandal

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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: It’s Not Them, It’s You

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Rembert Browne is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ rembert

Most recently: What Is Romance? The Lessons of a Cultural Exploration

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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: Started From Yaoundé, Now He’s Here

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Bryan Curtis is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ curtisbeast

Most recently: Donating Your Body to Sportswriting

Jared Dubin works for Bloomberg Sports, writes and edits for the ESPN TrueHoop Network sites Hardwood Paroxysm and HoopChalk, and is coauthor of We’ll Always Have Linsanity. 

@ JADubin5

Most recently: With Melo, ‘Phish,’ and the Kids, Are the Knicks — GASP — Moving in the Right Direction?

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Jason Fagone is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of Ingenious, a book about inventors and cars.

@ jfagone

Most recently: Dropped

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Spike Friedman is a contributing writer for Grantland and makes theater with the Satori Group in Seattle, Washington.

@ SpikeFriedman

Most recently: About Last Night: Phinishing Off the Phillies

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

@ jga41agher

Most recently: Dirk Nowitzki Playing Baseball Looks As Awesome As It Sounds

Corban Goble is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

@ corbangoble

Most recently: A Belated Celebration of Wimbledon Doubles Champs: POPSOCK

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Kirk Goldsberry is a professor and Grantland staff writer.

@ kirkgoldsberry

Most recently: T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

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Andy Greenwald is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ andygreenwald

Most recently: Summer TV Mailbag!

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Justin Halpern is the author of the no. 1 New York Times best seller Shit My Dad Says and I Suck at Girls. He writes for TV shows you probably never watch. He also, for some reason, hosts a podcast about the NBA.

@ justin_halpern

Most recently: Grantland Fauxclusive! Steve Ballmer’s Email Hacked!

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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: When ‘Harry’ Met ‘Annie’

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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 Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

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Hua Hsu teaches at Vassar College. He is finishing his first book, A Floating Chinaman.

@ huahsu

Most recently: He Does the Recruiting: Cam’ron, Harlem, and High School Basketball Lies

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Cousin Sal Iacono is a writer/performer for Jimmy Kimmel Live and a notorious degenerate sports gambler.

@ TheCousinSal

Most recently: Cousin Sal’s March Madness Prop Bets

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

@ djacoby

Most recently: Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Honesty Is the Worst Policy, Especially at ‘The Bachelorette’ Fantasy Suite

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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 Curious Case of Mark Buehrle

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

@ ChristinaKahrl

Most recently: What Grantland Got Wrong

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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 national best seller. His new book Up, Up, and Away, on the history of the Montreal Expos, is now available.

@ jonahkeri

Most recently: How the NL Central Will Be Won

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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: Bad Boys and Good Times

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Brian Koppelman , pre-Dolan Knicks fan, also writes (and sometimes directs) movies like Rounders, Solitary Man, and Ocean’s Thirteen.

@ briankoppelman

Most recently: The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Jake Kasdan

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Mark Lisanti is an editor at Grantland.

@ marklisanti

Most recently: Derek Jeter’s Diary: Never Look Back

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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: The Mouth of the WWE

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Sean McIndoe ’s work can be found at his blog, Down Goes Brown. His first book, The Best of Down Goes Brown, was released last September.

@ DownGoesBrown

Most recently: Going Down Wikipedia’s NHL Rabbit Hole

Mike L. Goodman is a freelance soccer writer. You can also see his work on ESPNFC, Foreign Policy, and StatsBomb.

@ TheM_L_G

Most recently: Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait With a Troubled Superstar

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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: Knocked Out

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

@ netw3rk

Most recently: Mark Deeks: The Englishman Who Went Up the Internet But Came Down an NBA Contracts Expert

Ryan O’Hanlon is the senior digital editor at Pacific Standard.

@ rwohan

Most recently: A Quick Word About the Klose Constant

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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: We Went There: The World Cup Final

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Brian Phillips is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ runofplay

Most recently: Full Time: Fading Images of the World Cup

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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: The Assembly Line

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Robert Andrew Powell is a contributing editor at Howler magazine and the author of This Love is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez and Running Away: A Memoir.

@ robertandrewp

Most recently: ¡Ay, Chihuahuas!

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Eric Raskin is the editor-in-chief of ALL IN magazine and is a former managing editor of The Ring magazine. He co-hosts the twice-monthly boxing podcast Ring Theory. His first book, The Moneymaker Effect: The Inside Story of the Tournament That Forever Changed Poker, was released this spring.

@ EricRaskin

Most recently: Boxing Relevance Report: Erislandy Lara and the Negative Risk-Reward Opponents

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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: Jalen and Jacoby: Marshawn Lynch’s Lamborghini and Emmanuel Mudiay’s Decision

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Chris Ryan is an editor at Grantland.

@ chrisryan77

Most recently: The Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers

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Shane Ryan is a contributing writer for Grantland. His book about the young stars of the PGA Tour will be published by Random House in early 2015.

@ ShaneRyanHere

Most recently: The Rory Coaster Reaches Its Apex at the British Open

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Shea Serrano is a staff writer for Grantland. He recently published his first book, Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book.

@ SheaSerrano

Most recently: The Twin Awards: The Best and Worst of Actors Pulling Double Duty

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Bill Simmons is the editor-in-chief of Grantland and the author of the New York Times no. 1 best seller The Book of Basketball. For every Simmons column and podcast, click here.

@ BillSimmons

Most recently: B.S. Report: Chuck Klosterman

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Louisa Thomas is a Grantland staff writer and a fellow at the New America Foundation.

@ louisahthomas

Most recently: When All Men Doubt You

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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: Titus’s NBA Draft International All-Stars

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Colson Whitehead is the author of several books. His new novel, Zone One, is now available.

@ colsonwhitehead

Most recently: Occasional Dispatches from the Republic of Anhedonia