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  • Gladwell vs. Simmons V

    The evolution of celebrity and the PED debate highlight another illuminating email exchange between Malcolm Gladwell and Bill Simmons.

  • Speeding Motorcycle of My Heart: The Year in KimYe

    Our artists of the year. No, we’re not kidding.

  • Afternoon Links: The Grand New Budapest Trailer

    We’ve been familiar with the all-star Andersonian cast of The Grand Budapest Hotel for some time, so it’s time we started getting familiar with the inevitably kooky character names. The zaniest of all? Adrien Brody’s Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis. Also, who knew there’d be such mystery afoot in this one?

  • Punters Are Real Football Players Too, Says Clearly Psychotic Seahawks Punter

    You may have heard there’s a bit of a punting controversy in the NFL this week. Here’s what happened: Toward the end of the Steelers-Bengals game Sunday night, Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber kicked it deep to Antonio Brown and Brown took it back for a touchdown. No big deal. The problem is that Huber did […]

  • We Went There: The (Probable) Last Days of Dads

    When you go to a sitcom taping, you are taught how to laugh. It cannot be one solitary bark, nor can it be a polite chuckle. It cannot take the form of a wry grin, and it can’t stay all at one pitch. It must rise and fall, like a sitcom story itself, starting out […]

  • Triangle Podcast: Stephen Malkmus on the NBA

    Stephen Malkmus talks to Chris Ryan about the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA, fantasy basketball, and his new album. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Grantland NFL Podcast here.

  • My Social Media Victory of the Year: Hip-Hop Hashtags

    Now more than ever, pop culture is about the small stuff — an obscure TV show, a few notes in a pop song, a tweet. To celebrate a year of micro moments, every day a new Grantland writer will highlight one specific thing — a Big Little Thing — that we won’t soon forget. Five […]

  • Bowl Seasonal Affective Disorder: Six Signs That an Embarrassing Upset Could Happen to YOU

    Are you looking forward to bowl season? Well, what if I told you that your team could be facing death at any moment? (By “death” I mean “an embarrassing loss,” but down here in SEC country, that’s just as bad.) I’m not a doctor or a college football player, but my dad’s a doctor and […]

  • Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Is on Indefinite Hiatus After Homophobic Comments. What Now?

    “My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches …”

  • The NFL All-Bargain Team

    It’s not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA. The fluid nature of contracts around the league and […]

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