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  • ‘Gotham’ Trailer: Batman Minus Batman

    Fox’s ‘Gotham’ — which got an official series pickup Monday — will feature the folks who’ll grow up to become the Penguin, Catwoman, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and the Joker.

  • About Last Night: Hoosier Loser

    In case you were busy drinking a shocking amount of water for no malicious reason whatsoever, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday.

  • The Perfect Draft

    The popular choice for the best draft class in league history is the 1974 Steelers. Pittsburgh chose four Hall of Famers with its first five selections that year despite picking 21st and lacking a third-rounder. That’s a pretty good draft. Chase Stuart’s Draft Value Chart uses Approximate Value to estimate that the best draft in […]

  • ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Gets a Third Season

    Also in the Afternoon Links: A new jam from Usher, a poster for Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight,’ and the first Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie joint since ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith.’

  • The Grantland NFL Podcast: NFL Draft Preview

    Barnwell and Mays begin their two-part preview of the NFL draft in today’s podcast.

  • Who Will Punch Steven Adams in the Face Power Rankings

    In the meantime, the Clippers and Thunder play tonight, so let’s run through the rankings of who’s most likely to punch this dude in the face during the Western Conference semifinals.

  • The Return of ‘24’: In Case You Missed the First 193 Episodes

    If you haven’t spent the past two months rewatching all 8.0833 seasons, shame on you for being gainfully employed.

  • This Is What It Feels Like to Get Excited About a Lil Wayne Song Again

    Just a few years ago, Lil Wayne was astonishing — the most exciting megawatt musician alive, on fire after three mind-boggling mixtapes and the platinum-in-a-week ‘Carter III.’ Then things went south, fast.

  • Five Years Later, the 2009 NFL Draft May Be the Worst Ever

    Twenty years later, we can reasonably call 1994 the birth of modern NFL drafting. That’s when the NFL went to a seven-round format, down from eight the previous season. Over that time period, and with five years of perspective, it’s safe to say that the 2009 draft is the worst of that era. It’s not really close.

  • Ghosts of California

    How California Chrome’s win at the Kentucky Derby unlocks a secret history of West Coast horse racing.

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