All Blog posts Tagged: '_'

  • About Last Weekend: It’s Madness!

    In case you were busy picking Rick Barnes to make the Sweet 16 even though he hasn’t had Kevin Durant at his disposal in years, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend.

  • Open Bargain Season

    The first day of free agency often produces a dizzying number of terrible contracts. If history is any guide, it seems to take about a week for the bargains to start showing up. Players who are desperate to avoid losing the real-life game of roster musical chairs call their agents in a panic, insisting upon taking an offer that might have seemed anathema just a few days earlier.

  • Who’s That Guy? Memphis’s Joe Jackson!

    This whole Memphis team is as explosive and unpredictable as its senior point guard, and that’s absolutely an endorsement.

  • Best of Grantland Pop Culture Podcast: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ and a Chat with Danny Pudi

    Hollywood Prospectus talks ‘True Detective,’ Prince Movies review ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ Right Reasons cover ‘Real World.’ Plus, interviews with Warren Leight and Danny Pudi.

  • Best of Grantland Sports Podcast: Jurgen Klinsmann, NFL Free Agency, Cheap Heat, and Jalen on Phil Jackson

    Roger Bennett sits down Jurgen Klinsmann, NFL Podcast talks free agency, Cheap Heat discuss the Yes! movement, and Jalen comments on Phil Jackson to the Knicks. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here.

  • MLB 18-Day Warning: Shirseys!

    The baseball shirsey is the best piece of fan gear in sports. Looking to grow your collection? Here are the top 10 shirsey options right now. (Note: This may or may not be a scientific study.)

  • The James Brown Biopic Has a Trailer and the Real Music

    Also in the Afternoon Links: The full Prince/Zooey Deschanel collabo, a stellar ‘Letterman’ performance by New York rapper Le1f, and Depressed Darth Vader’s ‘Episode VII’ ultimatum for J.J. Abrams.

  • Who’s That Guy? Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin

    After some initial struggles, Cronin now has the Bearcats back among college basketball’s elite.

  • Stars: They’re Nothing Like You, So Just Stop Talking to Them

    Trigger warning: Do not read if you’re allergic to the real. There is something that needs to be addressed. Right now. Because we’re running out of time. So get ready. Because I’m about to say it. On the next line. We, the collection of nonfamous people, have to stop approaching celebrities in public. It’s over. […]

  • Best/Worst: Five Laws of Free Agency, the Goddamn Patriots, and the Hammer

    The biggest story in sports this week was NFL free agency, and it was actually kind of great to have football back in our lives. Making fun of the Raiders and Browns, hating the Patriots out of blind jealousy, wondering how much methamphetamine it takes to keep Adam Schefter running on a daily basis. It […]

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