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  • Dennis Rodman Acknowledges That Booze and International Basketball Diplomacy Probably Don’t Mix

    Dennis Rodman gifted YouTube with one for the ages on Tuesday, and now North Korea’s favorite former NBA star is feeling the noxious hangover of regret. “I want to apologize,” Rodman said in a publicist’s email to the Associated Press. “I take full responsibility for my actions. It had been a very stressful day. Some […]

  • Cheap Heat Podcast: Daniel Bryan and the WWE Network

    Cheap Heat discuss Daniel Bryan joining the Wyatt Family, the WWE Network, and the triumphant returns of Batista, Lesnar, Jake Roberts, and (maybe) The Undertaker. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • ‘The Spoils of Babylon': Crazy, Star-Studded, and Maybe Not As Funny As You Were Hoping

    There was nothing small about the miniseries of the ’70s and ’80s. They were opulent, overstuffed affairs that dared to tackle the supersize topics unlimited series wouldn’t touch, like world wars and priest flirtation. A strange combination of soaring melodrama and slumming actors, these gassy mega-productions were the appointment television of their day, a chance […]

  • Is J.R. Smith Still Funny?

    Even for the eternal state of extended adolescence that is life as a pro athlete, this is kinda remarkable.

  • Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Millionaire Matchmaker, Plastic Surgery, Online Dating, and American Hustle

    The girls return from their winter hiatus ready to dive deep into all the important culture they took in over the break — obviously Millionaire Matchmaker, The Bachelor, and the Channel 4 documentary Secrets of the Living Dolls. (We’ll get to all that awards season fluff next week.) It gets us thinking about beauty standards […]

  • 4 Thoughts on Washington’s Hiring of Jay Gruden

    1. Brotherly Love Earlier this morning, the news broke that Washington had found its new head coach, in the form of Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The first question — one that Twitter has asked many times today — is what part Gruden’s last name plays in all this. Washington is coming off a horror-show […]

  • All the Answers

    Have questions about the second half of the NHL season? Because we have answers. (Lots of them!)

  • A Wild-Bug Chase: Cracking Cicada 3301, the Internet’s Biggest Puzzle

    By now, you may have already heard of Cicada 3301, the Internet puzzle that began its third round last Sunday; then again, you may have skipped past it, and with good reason. Its purpose is vague and mysterious, its difficulty level intimidating, and it requires conversancy in plug-ins and encryption. It’s dense and hard, like […]

  • Gerard Butler Will Probably Be the New Patrick Swayze in the ‘Point Break’ Remake

    Please accept our humble invitation to a brief thought experiment. Are you in? Of course you are. You are good people with open minds. Now watch this video of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze jumping out of an airplane and falling to Earth for a length of time that suggests a departure point 500 miles […]

  • NBA Shootaround: Astronaut Status

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed from the previous night along with ones you will remember forever.

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