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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Holly Anderson is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ HollyAnderson

Most recently: Spring Snapshot: Big Ten Football Check-in

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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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Katie Baker is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ katiebakes

Most recently: Hockeytown Endures

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Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ billbarnwell

Most recently: Just How Bad Have the Lions Been?

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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: Raekwon Takes On RZA: ‘In the ’90s, He Ruled. Now It’s a New Day’

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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: Andrelton Simmons, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Resisting the Temptation to Hit for Power

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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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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

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Bryan Curtis is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ curtisbeast

Most recently: Let Them Eat …

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 Growing Menagerie of Bizarre Tom Hardy Accents

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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: Aces High

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: Bad Boys Illustrated: Archival Photos of the Isiah-Era Pistons

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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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Steven Hyden is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ Steven_Hyden

Most recently: Songs of the Week: Black and Blue

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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: Roster Doctor: George Springer’s Rise, Wil Myers’s Slide, and Much More in the Fantasy Baseball Mailbag

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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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Molly Lambert is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ mollylambert

Most recently: A Brief History of Kelis, Musical Omnivore

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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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Zach Lowe is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ ZachLowe_NBA

Most recently: NBA Playoffs Preview

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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: NHL Grab Bag: Brian Burke Made a Joke on Twitter and It Was Funny. We Wanted to Tweet ‘Ha-ha’ at Him But We Didn’t.

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

@ TheM_L_G

Most recently: Exit Music for Arsene Wenger

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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: Nano Tech: ‘Transcendence’ and Small Thinking in Modern Sci-Fi

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

@ netw3rk

Most recently: At Least the Knicks Won the Regular-Season Championship Belt

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

@ rwohan

Most recently: Steven Hero: Liverpool–Man City, the Premier League Title, and Tears of Joy

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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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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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Andrew Sharp is a staff editor at Grantland.

@ andrewsharp

Most recently: A Conversation About the Wizards

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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: Zach Lowe

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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