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


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

@ TaraAriano

Most recently: Freak Show & Tell: Teenager Who Dresses Like a Teenager Shunned by Teenagers


Katie Baker is a staff writer at Grantland.

@ katiebakes

Most recently: Hockeytown Endures


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’


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


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


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


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


Matt Borcas writes about fantasy sports for Grantland.

@ mattborcas

Most recently: Who’s That Guy? Minnesota Twins Slugger Chris Colabello!


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


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


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


Jason Fagone is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of Ingenious, a book about inventors and cars.

@ jfagone

Most recently: Dropped


Sean Fennessey is the deputy editor of Grantland.

@ sean_fennessey

Most recently: The Growing Menagerie of Bizarre Tom Hardy Accents


Alex French is a Grantland contributing writer.

@ FrenchAlexM


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 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: It’s Time for True Seeding in the NBA Playoffs


Andy Greenwald is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ andygreenwald

Most recently: The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Noah Emmerich


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’


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’


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


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

@ huahsu

Most recently: The Great Translator


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


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

@ jacoby_

Most recently: Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: America’s Fifth Major Sport Returns!


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


Howie Kahn is a Grantland contributing writer.

@ howiekahn_


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

@ ChristinaKahrl

Most recently: What Grantland Got Wrong


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


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: No Pale Imitation: How Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, and a Savvy GM Have Revived the White Sox Offense


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


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


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


Zach Lowe is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ ZachLowe_NBA

Most recently: The NBA Mega-List of Things to Like and Dislike


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


The Masked Man is David Shoemaker, author of the new book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Pro Wrestling.

@ AKATheMaskedMan

Most recently: History Has Been Maimed


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: Your Guide to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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: Small(er) Movie Roundup: Because There Is Life Beyond Marvel and ‘Mad Men’ and Westeros


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


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: Out of the Darkness: How MLS Commissioner Don Garber Took His League From Contraction to Expansion


Brian Phillips is a staff writer for Grantland.

@ runofplay

Most recently: Baby Turtles on Fire


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’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 and

@ jalenrose

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


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


Jason Schwartz is a senior editor at Boston magazine.

@ JasonSchwartz

Most recently: The Amazing Pace


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: Happy Selena Day: Everything You Need to Know About the All-Time Most Beloved Woman in Latino History


Andrew Sharp is a staff editor at Grantland.

@ andrewsharp

Most recently: A Conversation About the Wizards


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: The World’s Most Exclusive Club


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

@ louisahthomas

Most recently: The Shape of Shabazz to Come


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


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


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