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 Pest

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

@ TaraAriano

Most recently: Video on Demand Report: Catch Up With Power Duo Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in ‘Philomena’

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Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ billbarnwell

Most recently: How to Fix the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

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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: RZA on Raekwon’s Wu-Tang Defection: ‘When You Form Voltron, You Need Every Piece’

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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: Pacquiao-Bradley II: Manny Being Manny

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Michael Baumann is a writer for Crashburn Alley of the ESPN SweetSpot Network.

@ mj_baumann

Most recently: Let the MLB Sack Race Commence

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Eric Benson is a journalist living in Austin, Texas. His work has been published in New York, Men’s Journal, and the Oxford American.

@ elbenson

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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: Who’s That Guy? New York Yankees Savior Yangervis Solarte!

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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: Better With Age

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Rembert Browne is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ rembert

Most recently: God’s Not Dead (He’s Playing Now in Movie Theaters)

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Carles is a staff writer for Grantland and started the authentic content farm HIPSTER RUNOFF.

@ hipsterrunoff

Most recently: Jeff Bezos’s Drone War: Analyzing Amazon’s Airborne Disruption Plan

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Jordan 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: This Cinderella Wants to Punch You in the Mouth

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: Rhythm of the Night: NBA Players Talk About Their Pregame Warm-ups

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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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Sean Fennessey is the deputy editor of Grantland.

@ sean_fennessey

Most recently: The Doodles of Courtney Barnett

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Alex French is a Grantland contributing writer.

@ FrenchAlexM

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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: D.C. Road Warriors

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

@ jga41agher

Most recently: Dirk Is 10th on the All-Time Scoring List; Celebrate With Lil Pooh’s ‘Dirk’

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Kirk Goldsberry is a professor and Grantland staff writer.

@ kirkgoldsberry

Most recently: Linsanity :(

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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 was also partially responsible for a terrible TV show. His new show, Surviving Jack, which he swears is good, debuts March 27 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

@ justin_halpern

Most recently: Surviving ‘Surviving Jack’

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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: On Last Night’s Shocking Episode of ‘The Good Wife’

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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: Can’t Knock the Hustle

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

@ huahsu

Most recently: The Great Translator

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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.

@ jacoby_

Most recently: Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Calling on the Masses to Help Save an Important Piece of Art and Culture

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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: Trust in Dave Dombrowski

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Howie Kahn is a Grantland contributing writer.

@ howiekahn_

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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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Jay Caspian Kang is a Grantland contributor. His debut novel, The Dead Do Not Improve, is on sale now.

@ jaycaspiankang

Most recently: DivaRank! The Final Standings for 2013

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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: Slump City: Why Does the 2014 MLB Season Suddenly Feel Like 1968?

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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 With David Steinberg

Brett Koremenos is a freelance writer who has worked with athletes from high school to the professional level.

@ BKoremenos

Most recently: Beat the Heat? How Brooklyn Turned Its Season Around, and How It Could Win the East

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Ben Lindbergh is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus and cohosts the Effectively Wild podcast.

@ ben_lindbergh

Most recently: MLB 20-Day Warning: Learning to Beat the Big, Bad Shift

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Juliet Litman works on the Grantland Quarterly.

@ julietlitman

Most recently: ‘Parenthood’ Cry of the Week: The Final Cry

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Zach Lowe is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ ZachLowe_NBA

Most recently: Inflexible Indy Finally Bends to Beat Atlanta

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

@ jedgarlopez

Most recently: Hot Property: Let’s Turn Michael Lewis’s Best-Selling ‘Flash Boys’ Into an Award-Worthy Movie

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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: Detroit Wrestling: There Will Be Blood

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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: Is the NHL’s New Playoff Format … Not Awful?

Mike L. Goodman is a freelance writer and soccer stathead based in Riga, Latvia.

@ TheM_L_G

Most recently: Modern Management Is Rubbish: Manchester United Move On From David Moyes

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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: Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Discovering the Underdiscovered

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netw3rk is a staff writer for Grantland and coauthor of We’ll Always Have Linsanity.

@ netw3rk

Most recently: Ask the Maester: Answers to Your Questions About Tullys, People Beyond the Wall, and Sexual Customs in the Kingdom

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Alex Pappademas is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ PAPPADEMAS

Most recently: Grantland Dictionary: Summer Movies Edition

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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: The Weekend Never Starts Around Here: The MLS Almanac

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Brian Phillips is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ runofplay

Most recently: Baby Turtles on Fire

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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: Mistakes Were Made

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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 a former managing editor of The Ring magazine and is the editor-in-chief of ALL IN magazine. He co-hosts the twice-monthly boxing podcast Ring Theory.

@ EricRaskin

Most recently: Better Call, Saul: Canelo Alvarez Finds the Right Opponent

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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: Story Time With Jalen Rose: Jalen Dunks on Michael Jordan

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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: Bubba and Jordan at Augusta

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Jason Schwartz is a senior editor at Boston magazine.

@ JasonSchwartz

Most recently: The Amazing Pace

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Shea Serrano is a writer based in Houston. He has written for MTV, XXL, Vice, Complex, Myspace, and other outlets. He recently published his first book, Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book.

@ SheaSerrano

Most recently: The ‘Illmatic’ Influence Infographic

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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, log on to Grantland.

@ BillSimmons

Most recently: B.S. Report: J-Bug and Bill’s Dad

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

@ louisahthomas

Most recently: The Shape of Shabazz to Come

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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 12 Tournament Observations: Final Four Edition

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Paul Wachter has written for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, Grantland, and other publications.

@ againstdumb

Most recently: The Once and Future Saint

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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