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  • The Art of the Sports Hoax

    Meet the people who (even temporarily) managed to cook up the delicate recipe of pulling the wool over everyone else’s eyes.

  • Bargain Hunting: Baseball’s Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offseason

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo Colon, James Loney, and Marlon Byrd were the poster boys for that reality. They […]

  • Video: Inside Justin Bieber’s Hotel After-Party With Diplo and Riff Raff

    (Listen to the full podcast on the Grantland Network here.) Mission Accomplished: Diplo Wins In the words of that great and wise orator Harvey Dent, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Well, unless you’re Diplo. As recently as mid-2010, arguing about Diplo really was a thing […]

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  • Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, and the Fall of Europe’s Hipster Sweetheart Soccer Teams

    Today in the UEFA Champions League, in Group F, the group of death, some club is gonna die. With Arsenal in control on nine points — close to the 10 points Alex Ferguson always said would get a club to the knockout stages — there remains only one spot for Borussia Dortmund or Napoli. If […]

  • The Genius of the Ron Burgundy Press Tour

    A regional inevitability in Los Angeles is finding yourself at The Grove. Maybe you need something that is only available at one of The Grove’s many shops, or you’re starving and brain-blocked and are enticed by the options of the farmers market, or your friend bullies you into it. You can try to avoid it, […]

  • One Direction Should Not Be Ignored

    On the boy band’s surprising new album and the deterioration of genre.

  • I Watched Jazz-Bulls and Lived to Tell the Tale

    Destiny, Thy Name Is Boozer Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng combined for more than half of the Bulls’ field goal attempts, which makes sense. When your best offensive weapon goes down, you look to the next-best options. To a degree, it worked. But the Jazz’s young frontcourt was also shorthanded, with Enes Kanter out because […]

  • Freak Show & Tell: Do Your Nudist Homework, Potential Homeowners!

    Extreme Cheapskates (TLC) Who Is This Now? Jordan. Why Are We Watching Her? She’s walking us through some of the extraordinary measures she takes to save money. How Did She Get Here? During the financial crisis, Jordan and her husband lost out on the house they thought they’d live in for the rest of their […]

  • Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Homeland, Hunger Games, Boardwalk Empire, and Kanye

    The first thing you should know is that last week’s pod hiatus was very much unplanned. I blame an immune system that’s suddenly buggier than Saul Berenson’s house: Rather than chatting about Peter Quinn shooting Carrie Mathison, I was chugging shots of Theraflu. The second thing you should know is that once we were reconnected […]

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