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: Q&A: Dominique Wilkins on the Hawks, 1990s-era NBA, and the Slam Dunk Contest

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Katie Baker is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ katiebakes

Most recently: The Roomies

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Bill Barnwell is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ billbarnwell

Most recently: The NFL Draft Value Index

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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: Songs of the Week: Earl Sweatshirt’s Got Grief, James Murphy Used to Dance, and Tobias Jesso Jr. Goes It Alone

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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: ‘The Ropes’ Podcast: Talking Mayweather-Pacquiao and More With Chris Algieri and Robert Garcia

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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: (Cataract-Covered) Eye of the Tiger: Is Detroit’s Time As the Alpha Cat Over?

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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 Great Defender

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Rembert Browne is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ rembert

Most recently: Songs of the Week: Library of Congress Edition

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Danny Chau is an assistant editor at Grantland.

@ dannychau

Most recently: Assessing the Emmanuel Mudiay Experiment in China

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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: Anatomy of an Upset

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

@ jga41agher

Most recently: House of Lakers, Season 2: What If Frank Underwood Ran the Purple and Gold?

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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: Scared Senseless: The Indie Horror Boom and What Frightens Us Now

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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: JEFF the Brotherhood on How to Get Dropped From a Major Label and Still Succeed Without Really Trying

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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 Finale of ‘The Challenge’ Was Just Too Gross

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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: Back to This Future

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

@ ChristinaKahrl

Most recently: Grantland Q&A: Fallon Fox

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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, comes out March 3 and is now available […]

@ jonahkeri

Most recently: 2015 AL Central Preview: Watch Out, Detroit — Cleveland’s Coming

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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: Edward Burns

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Juliet Litman is the special projects editor at Grantland.

@ julietlitman

Most recently: The Week in Gossip: Zayn Says Good-bye to One Direction

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

@ jedgarlopez

Most recently: Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: Shailene Woodley (In-)Surges Past Sean Penn

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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 Gambler’s Guide to ‘WrestleMania 31’ and Why Fans Should Feel Good About Lesnar-Reigns

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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 Grab Bag: It’s Getting Wild Here

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Mike L. Goodman is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ TheM_L_G

Most recently: Five Reasons Real Madrid Need to Banish Gareth Bale

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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: When Orange Calls for Black: The Racial and Sexual Impotence of ‘Get Hard.’ Plus: Al Pacino Is Great Again!

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

@ netw3rk

Most recently: NBA High School: LeBron, Love, and the Team Chemistry Question

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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: Cat’s Cradle: Kentucky Puts Another Victim to Sleep, and a Nightmare Looms in Indiana

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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: 41 Things You Forgot About ‘The Contender’: Looking Back at NBC’s Boxing Reality Show 10 Years After Its Debut

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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 Avery’: Avery Johnson Talks 1999 NBA Finals, Coaching Dirk Nowitzki, and More

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Chris Ryan is an editor at Grantland.

@ chrisryan77

Most recently: WHERE MY ROGUE NATION ARMY AT?

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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: MoneyBrackets: A 15-Step Guide to Conquering March Madness

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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: ‘The Last Dragon’ 30 Years Later: A Glowing Glory of Kung Fu, Magic, and Progressive Racial Politics

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Andrew Sharp is a staff editor at Grantland.

@ andrewsharp

Most recently: An Emergency March Madness Viewing Guide

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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’: Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach

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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 Sweet 16 Mailbag: Winslow’s Tourney Dominance, Kaminsky’s Reverse ‘Ball-Punching,’ and the WWE-Inspired Innovation to Save College Basketball