This Week


It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports: ‘Being Mr. Met’

In Errol Morris’s fourth of six shorts for ESPN Films, we learn, through a former Mr. Met, what it’s like to be a mascot — to be beloved, but voiceless — and what happens to one’s identity when the time comes to take the suit off.

It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports: ‘The Streaker’

For more than 22 years, the eyes of the world have gazed upon Mark Roberts’s ass. Errol Morris’s third of six shorts for ESPN Films introduces us to the infamous streaker who has ran naked through the world’s most prestigious sporting events.

The Grantland Q&A: Errol Morris

In a wide-ranging conversation, the legendary documentary filmmaker and writer talks about interviewing killers, war criminals, and some of society’s most fascinating oddballs. Plus, his take on his best movie, his critics, and what he’ll do next.

It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports: ‘The Heist’

A Duke zealot recounts the night Michael Jordan’s retired North Carolina jersey was seized. This is Errol Morris’s second of six shorts for ESPN Films, about the heights a few stupid fans were willing to climb to stoke the flames of a storied rivalry.

February 23 - March 1, 2015


It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports: ‘The Subterranean Stadium’

Welcome to Errol Morris Week, a celebration of the legendary director and his work. This is the first of his six shorts for ESPN Films. It’s about electric football, a basement league, and the gang of glorious eccentrics who keep a decades-long tradition alive.

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

Behind the scenes with the obsessive-compulsive star-slash-creator-slash-writer-slash-everything of Fox’s postapocalyptic new sitcom ‘The Last Man on Earth’

Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man

“I wasn’t a hunter-fisherman. And it was not a good idea, and then it went terribly wrong.”

2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 2: The Temple of Doom

Welcome back to the latest installment of our ranking of the NBA’s top 60 most valuable assets

30 for 30 Shorts: An Immortal Man

Our latest film, from Josh Koury and Myles Kane, tells the bizarre tale of the efforts to preserve Ted Williams after the great hitter’s death

Department of Defense

A new Sloan Conference paper might be the key to unlocking our understanding of defensive basketball

February 16 - February 22, 2015


Who Is the Top Second Banana?

Scottie Pippen. George Costanza. Khloe Kardashian. Luigi. Canada. Cats! What do they have in common? This bracket, designed to determine the no. 1 number two — the best sidekicks, supporting players, and partners in crime — of all time.

Grantland Q&A: Fallon Fox

The trailblazing MMA fighter talks about being a trans athlete, her battles with Joe Rogan, and whether the UFC will ever (finally) let her fight

The Resurrection of Kyle Wiltjer

Why the Gonzaga forward had to leave Kentucky to realize his All-American potential

New York’s Bard of Grime

A trip through the underbelly of the Big Apple with novelist Richard Price, its foremost chronicler of crime, cops, and clockers

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