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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Holly Anderson is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ HollyAnderson

Most recently: Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man

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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: Super Bowl Wrap-up: What Was Pete Carroll Thinking?

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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: Kanye’s Flamethrower, Plus Nine Other Somewhat Less-Combustible Tracks

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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: L’Affaire Pacquiao: Dissecting the Cross-Cultural Beef Between Daniel Orton and the Filipino Champ

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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: Dollars and Sense: The Human Cost of the Cubs’ Kris Bryant Decision

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

@ TomCarsonWriter

Most recently: Clint’s Cause: The Case for ‘American Sniper’

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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: The Resurrection of Kyle Wiltjer

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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: Press, Press, Boom: How a Bit of Brilliance Decided a Suffocating Tactical Battle Between Leverkusen and Atlético

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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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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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Kirk Goldsberry is a professor and Grantland staff writer.

@ kirkgoldsberry

Most recently: Department of Defense

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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: Decoding the 2015 Oscars: The ‘Birdman’ Win and What It Tells Us About Hollywood

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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: Will Forte Can’t Stop (and He Hopes That Doesn’t Bother Anyone)

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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: Who Did or Did Not Hook Up in the ‘Bachelor’ 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: 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: 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: The 30: Offseason Stock Report

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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: Keith Robinson

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Molly Lambert is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ mollylambert

Most recently: Cat-tastic: A Trip to the Glendale Cat Show

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Ben Lindbergh is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ BenLindbergh

Most recently: Adam Dunn, Juan Pierre, and Why We Need WAR

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Juliet Litman is the special projects editor at Grantland.

@ julietlitman

Most recently: ‘The Juliet Show’: Kelsey Poe

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Zach Lowe is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ ZachLowe_NBA

Most recently: NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Mining for (Nuggets of) Gold

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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: Will Smith Picks (Almost) $20 Million From America’s Pocket

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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 Plate-Glass Ceiling: Marty Jannetty, Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson, and the Silver Age of Wrestling Second Bananas

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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 Deadline Day Award Winners

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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: Back-ish: ‘Focus’ and the Partial Return of Will Smith

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

@ netw3rk

Most recently: Remembering the Man Who Made New York Love the Knicks Again: Anthony Mason, 1966–2015

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Alex Pappademas is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ PAPPADEMAS

Most recently: The Grantland Q&A: Errol Morris

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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: Jerry Tarkanian: Coach, Terror of the NCAA, and One of the Last Honest Men in Las Vegas

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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: Late Pass: Nobody Told Me Jake Gyllenhaal Was My Favorite Actor

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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’: Doug Collins

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Louisa Thomas is a Grantland staff writer and editor.

@ louisahthomas

Most recently: The Fatalist

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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 Triangle NCAA All-Stars: Second Bananas Edition

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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