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: Stop Calling Mike Conley Jr. Underrated

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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: The Return of Courtney and Doug

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Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ billbarnwell

Most recently: Finally, a Definitive Super Bowl Breakdown

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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: Q&A: Oscar Isaac on Working With David Simon, ‘Star Wars,’ and Pretending to Be Israeli

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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: Boxing: 2014, the Year of Suck

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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: The Year in Holy S#!t: An Oakland Meltdown and a Royal Miracle in Kansas City

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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, cowritten with Greg Sestero, will be published October 1.

Most recently: Poison Tree

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Matt Borcas is a contributing writer for Grantland.

@ mattborcas

Most recently: College Basketball Impact Freshman Watch: Nine Names to Know

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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: Ducking the Bucks: Inside the Evolution (and Oregonification) of Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Offense

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Tom Carson is the author of Gilligan’s Wake and Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter.

@ TomCarsonWriter

Most recently: The Years of Magical Thinking: Ricky Jay’s Remarkable Career and Legacy

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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: After the Miss

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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: Champions League Roundup: We Honor the Departed With Bulgarian Eagle Tears

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

@ jga41agher

Most recently: The Dallas Cowboys Tree of Competence

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Corban Goble is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

@ corbangoble

Most recently: The Kansas City Royals Already Won the World Series of the Internet

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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: The Adventures of Roger Goodell: Defender of Women

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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: How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared

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

@ huahsu

Most recently: Party Next Door

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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: The Ballad of Blink-182: Why They Can’t (or Won’t) Break Up

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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 Super Bowl Prop Bets!

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

@ djacoby

Most recently: Lowbrow Highlights: The Nightmare Skeleton Arrives on ‘Real World’

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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: Pain Demands to Be Felt

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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: Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

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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 Bill Hader

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

@ jedgarlopez

Most recently: Oscar Second Opinion: Wes Anderson Out–Wes Andersons Himself in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

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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: Suspension of Disbelief: WWE Thinks Roman Reigns Is Its Next Big Star, No Matter What Fans Say

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Robert Mays is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ robertmays

Most recently: Beware the Visor

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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: In Praise of the Elusive Goalie Controversy

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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: Sundance Diary, Day 7: Magic and the Tragic

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

@ netw3rk

Most recently: Apocalypse Snow: A Dystopian Vision of New York City’s Blizzard

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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 Designated Player: MLS Coach Theater Rankings

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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: Brady, Belichick, and Great Balls of Fire: A Front-Row Seat for the Foxborough Farce

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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 cohosts 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: The Myths and Realities of Boxing’s Tilted Canvas

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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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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: College Hoops Hype Meter: Which Freshmen Should You Get Excited About?

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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: Gronk and Marshawn: The Story of the First Tackle

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Andrew Sharp is a staff editor at Grantland.

@ andrewsharp

Most recently: Everybody Loves Marshawn Lynch

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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’: Cousin Sal and Aaron Schatz

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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 Top 12 NCAA Rankings: Settling the Great Virginia-Kentucky Debate

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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