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  • Weeknight College Football and You: Frequently Asked Questions

    College football? On MY Tuesday night? It’s more common than you think. We’re sure you have many questions. We’re here to help. Buffalo at Toledo • What information do I, the discerning consumer, require in order to consume this game? The Bulls and Rockets take the baton from Monday Night Football to extend the glorious […]

  • Let’s Talk About Celine Dion: Why She Still Matters

    Do you watch American Idol? Have you ever watched American Idol? Of course you have! It’s popular. But it’s sad, too. Every year the country spends half a television season watching contestants sing. They vote for their favorite performer — or against yours. The weeks grind on. Someone wins, even though we all realize that […]

  • Up in the Air: Did Lionel Messi Over-Travel Himself to Injury?

    Lionel Messi is going to miss up to two months after the Barcelona forward tore his hamstring in a game against Real Betis over the weekend. Messi has battled hamstring injuries throughout his career. In fact, his career is something of a medical miracle. As a child, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. […]

  • Who’s Next for the Hockey Hall of Fame?

    The Hockey Hall of Fame formally welcomed five new inductees Monday night — players Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Scott Niedermayer, and Geraldine Heaney, and coach Fred Shero in the “builder” category. With the Class of 2013 now official, we can start looking ahead to 2014 and beyond. So here are a dozen names eligible for […]

  • B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal talk a little NBA before guessing the Week 11 NFL lines. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • Go to College, Learn About Springsteen

    Given the time, resources, and encouragement, any music lover could teach a half-decent college class on any Springsteen-size artist. Drunk Uncle could improvise semester-long masterpieces on most of the acts featured in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” But a course that explores “the theological underpinnings of Springsteen’s lyrics, and the songwriter’s reinterpretation […]

  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Nuggets vs. Jazz

    Connoisseurs of basketball misery, pour out a sip of your MD 20/20: For the first time in history, Grantland’s Fate Worse than Death column will not open a new NBA season with a Washington Wizards game. This year, Randy Wittman and the Verizon Center posse decided not to be the last team in the NBA […]

  • News Alert: It Is Possible Kate Upton Will Be the Female Lead in the Entourage Movie

    The Entourage movie — a go, if you hadn’t heard, a delicious, delicious go — produces news at such a breakneck pace that we’ve added four analysts to the beat, lest some tray-passed morsel fall to the floor before we can greedily devour it. When you’re on 'Rage duty, eternal vigilance is required; there is […]

  • Grantland Science: The Ultimate Awful Quarterback

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  • Attention, Robin Thicke: Lily Allen Has a New Song and Video

    With today’s official release of Lady Gaga’s tepidly received Artpop and the generally disappointing feeling of having opened all our presents and not gotten what we really wanted, Lily Allen has come to the rescue with her comeback single, “Hard Out Here,” the accompanying twerk-happy video, and a very important message for Robin Thicke. Whether […]

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