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  • Is Everton for Real?

    Where you sit in the Premier League table depends on who you’ve been playing, especially this season. With so much parity, form seems to follow schedule. Southampton, for example, were in third place after 11 games, only three points off the lead. Now, they’re in eighth after facing Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City in three […]

  • My Basic Cable Exploding Shark Attack of the Year: The Sharknado Finale

    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. For […]

  • Art of the Steal

    On American Hustle and The Desolation of Smaug.

  • Right Reasons Podcast: The Big Bachelor Preview

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman preview the ladies vying for Juan Pablo on the new season of The Bachelor. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • Video on Demand Report: Which Fast & Furious Is This Again? (Does It Matter?)

    The Headliner Fast & Furious 6 More so even than other action franchises — and trust me, I have watched a bunch — the individual installments of the Fast & Furious franchise really run together. When the on demand/DVD ads for it started running last week, I had to ask my husband whether we’d actually […]

  • Is Anyone Willing to Pay for Omer Asik?

    A week from now, Omer Asik will very likely be on another NBA team. The Rockets have set a December 19 deadline by which they’d like to trade him, and according to sources all over the league and all around the Asik talks, Houston plans to adhere to that deadline. As ESPN.com lefty enthusiast Marc […]

  • How the Year of Miley Cyrus Was Really the Year of Mike Will Made It

    Here’s an understatement: Mike Will Made It had himself quite a 2013. The 24-year-old Atlanta producer has been steady climbing for a couple years now, attaching his eponymous, otherworldly drop — see here, far right, middle row — to an impeccable string of heaters, from Meek Mill’s “Tupac Back” to Future’s “Turn on the Lights” […]

  • Breaking Balls With Bobby Cox

    A scrum of reporters jammed into Bobby Cox’s small, plain office at his last spring training, in 2010, not far from Disney World. I had a spot on the floor. Looking around, the room betrayed little. There were no pictures of Otis’s over-the-wall catch or Sid’s nearly-knee-shattering slide or even Cox’s favorite North Georgia fishing […]

  • Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: It’s Bachelor Bio Breakdown Time!

    Huge column this week. We’ve got the annual “Bachelor Broads Breakdown” and the latest on Survivor as the show’s finale looms. I knew it was going to be a great week for the GRTFL when I walked into my house and saw my wife watching a show called After Shock: Heidi & Spencer. Yes, it […]

  • NHL Grab Bag: Happy Holidays From the Vancouver Canucks!

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league this week (and last week) who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: Vancouver Canucks sweater party I was […]

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