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  • Titus’s Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings

    Ohio State is winning and we don’t have to hear about Aaron Craft’s toughness every 45 seconds. Is this paradise?

  • How to Survive Bad Basketball

    The NBA season is 82 games long, and for fans of many teams, to watch those games is to enter an endless, Kafkaesque hellscape that lives outside of time. Non-fans simply avoid the sight of such teams unless some other interest-inducing factor compels them to watch. The Eastern Conference is a wreckage of bad luck, […]

  • The Year-End TV Power Rankings

    These are the Year-End Power Rankings for 2013. Some simple guidelines before we begin. 1. The Year-End Power Rankings operate under the same rules as the Mad Men Power Rankings, but are expanded to the entire universe of 2013 television. 2. The “entire universe of 2013 television” actually means “the parts of the entire universe […]

  • My Eyeball Performance of the Year: Orange Is the New Black’s Crazy Eyes

    Now more than ever, pop culture is about the small stuff — an obscure TV show, a few notes in a pop song, a tweet. To celebrate a year of micro moments, every day a new Grantland writer will highlight one specific thing — a Big Little Thing — that we won’t soon forget. Crazy […]

  • Men in Blazers: With Special Guest Andrew Luck!

    The Men mourn André Villas-Boas and marvel at Luis Suarez’s redemption story. QB Andrew Luck guests, and the search for the pod’s “Biped of the Year” begins. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To subscribe to the Men in Blazers podcast feed, click […]

  • The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Parts Unknown’s Anthony Bourdain

    There aren’t many men who would sit down for an interview with me after I’ve referred to them as “defanged like an aging circus lion” in print, but Anthony Bourdain isn’t most men. Since the publication of his best-selling memoir, Kitchen Confidential, in 2000, the one-time line cook has reinvented himself as a knight-errant of good […]

  • The Overlooked and Underappreciated TV of 2013

    The best-of lists for TV in 2013 will be populated with your Breaking Bads, your Game of Throneses, your Orange Is the New Blacks. So our staff put together a list of shows that were overlooked and/or underappreciated to offer you a look at what we were watching when we weren’t watching the things everyone […]

  • All-22 All-Stars: Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals’ Adaptable Advantage

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL’s 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven’t fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or another, have been overlooked. Two weeks ago, as the Bengals prepared […]

  • Hall Pass

    How to fix baseball’s Hall of Fame problems. Plus, a look at which 10 players deserve spots on the upcoming ballot.

  • My Top 10 Best (Favorite) TV Shows of 2013

    10. Girls (HBO) Putting aside the rom-com Ephronica of the finale, Girls’s wildly improved second season impressed for the breadth and ballsiness of its storytelling. Hannah’s all-night coke bender was plenty funny, but her two-night love affair with a dashing adult was intimate, fearless filmmaking. No other show bubbles with pop and possibility like this. […]

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