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  • Right Reasons Podcast: Alaskan Women Looking for Love and the Government Shutdown

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman try to talk themselves into Alaskan Women Looking for Love and ponder how the government shutdown affects reality TV. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Looking for Love on All the Wrong Channels

    We’re in crisis mode here at GRTFL headquarters. With only Survivor in the rotation, I’m in desperate need of some new shows about which to make tacky jokes. It’s gotten so bad that last week Bill was all, “Yeah, I saw that your column was all about Survivor last week, so I didn’t read it.” […]

  • NBA 18-Day Warning: Here Come the PELICANS

    A few important notes before we get started: 1. I promise to never write a story about the New Orleans Pelicans that doesn’t lead with a photo of an actual pelican. 2. That Evil Pelican up there could be a fixture on Grantland all year long … 3. … because we’re going to be talking […]

  • 2013 ALCS Preview

    The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox face off for the right to advance to the World Series.

  • The New Monuments Men Trailer: Just Like the A-Team, With More PhDs and Parchment

    In any movie where there’s a group of people who have to get a job done by working together and utilizing all their different skills and strengths, I always feel the most kinship with the expert/professor character. So The Monuments Men looks great to me, because its entire dirty dozen is made up of experts/professors. […]

  • Bill and Jalen’s 2013 NBA Preview: Chris Webber Dissed Jalen Rose at the NBA Finals

    Jalen Rose opens up to Bill Simmons about his fractured relationship with his former Fab Five teammate Chris Webber. Rose details how Webber refused to speak to him in front of Simmons at the NBA Finals, what he thinks led to the tension in their relationship, and why he is confident he and his “brother” […]

  • The Secret of Eli Manning

    The Giants quarterback in his darkest hour.

  • Why Do American Horror Story Viewers Have It in for Emma Roberts?

    SPOILER ALERT: Plot details from the season premiere of American Horror Story: Coven; proceed at your own risk. American Horror Story is a show where terrible, horrible things happen constantly — online commenters in the past have suggested it be retitled American Horror Story: Trigger Warning. Granted, these terrible, horrible things usually provoke some kind of revenge, and […]

  • The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are ALCS-Bound

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers’ decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. This past season was less kind to Detroit’s marquee starter: He turned […]

  • Oliver Stone Might Make a Martin Luther King Biopic Starring Jamie Foxx

    In a focused effort to use up the entire alphabet making biopics out of initials, Oliver Stone is looking to add MLK to his JFK and W. series. Jamie Foxx is interested in playing King in a project that’ll be produced by Steven Spielberg alongside members of King’s family. “Neither Stone nor Foxx have offers […]

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