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  • The Forever War: A History and Future Timeline of the Daryl Morey–Mark Cuban Feud

    It’s an old-fashioned border war, the kind you just don’t see in the NBA anymore. It is a delight. Basketball fans everywhere should say a silent prayer every night for the rhetorical antagonism to boil over onto the hardwood.

  • 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Middle of the Pack

    Yesterday, we kicked off NHL season preview week with a look at the bottom-feeder division — the league’s truly hopeless teams. Today we’re moving up the standings, with what we’re calling the Stuck-in-the-Middle Division. These are the teams that are good, but not great — they’re not quite Stanley Cup contenders, but each should be right in the […]

  • Jonah Keri Podcast: MLB Playoff Preview Special

    Jonah Keri talks to Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren, Nationals beat writer Adam Kilgore, Tigers beat writer Chris Iott, Cardinals beat writer Jenifer Langosch, Giants broadcaster Dave Flemming, Pirates radio host David Todd, Grantland writer/Royals die-hard Rany Jazayerli, A’s beat writer Jane Lee, Orioles beat writer Roch Kubatko, and Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez about the MLB playoffs.

  • Difficult Films: ‘Are You Here’ and Why Some of TV’s Most Celebrated Showrunners Fail at the Movies

    David Chase’s ‘Not Fade Away’ also feels more like a pilot than a complete movie, though, like Matthew Weiner’s ‘Are You Here,’ it does offer some minor pleasures. ‘Not Fade Away’ is easy to hate only if you expect it to be as fully formed as ‘The Sopranos,’ just as ‘Are You Here’ suffered with critics who held it up to the ‘Mad Men’ standard.

  • MLB Awards: The 2014 AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year Picks

    The 2014 regular season is in the books, and the playoffs start tonight. Before we start the postseason dancing, however, there’s one final piece of pre-October business to handle: picking the 2014 MLB awards winners! Here are our votes for the American League and National League MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year honors.

  • L.A. Haunts: Walkers, Vapes, and Personal Space at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

    In the month leading up to All Hallows’ Eve, Grantland editor Emily Yoshida, a person who knows no fear, will visit as many Halloween attractions in the Los Angeles area as will fit into her schedule.

  • Is This (Finally) the End of the Patriots?

    What is wrong with the Patriots? Well, if you’re looking at the offense, it’s almost everything.

  • Quiet Steps: A New-Look Barcelona and Messi Embrace the Old Ways

    New manager Luis Enrique has guided his team to the top of La Liga’s table, with 16 points from their first six games. Barcelona have yet to concede a goal, and, scarily, they are nowhere near their peak form. Luis Suárez has yet to play a minute for his new squad, and Neymar is only now rounding into shape after his World Cup injury. Barcelona’s decline, to the extent that there ever was one, appears to have been arrested. And it’s all thanks to evolution.

  • AL Wild-Card Preview: A’s vs. Royals

    The MLB playoff craziness kicks off tonight with the AL wild-card game between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland A’s. It’s a matchup between two teams that play very different brands of baseball. So in a win-or-go-home contest, which side holds the edge?

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