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  • Cousin Sal’s Week 16 Prop Bets

    Week 15: -41,000 jermajesties
* Season Total: -92,000 jermajesties (*Obligatory weekly explanation: A “jermajesty” represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It’s also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson’s sons.) On to Week 16 … Jimmy Graham to score 2 or more TDs vs. Panthers (+275) In Week 14, […]


    We couldn’t find a good picture of Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach, so the picture above is just a reminder that when the Pistons won their title, Rasheed made championship belts for everyone and then brought his to every single playoff game the next year. Greatest player of all time. Now he’s retired and […]

  • My Freestyle Parody of the Year: Tyler, the Creator Goes Off on Sway in the Morning

    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. Tyler, […]

  • Grantland NFL Podcast: Week 16

    Playoff implications abound as Barnwell and Mays break down the Week 16 action. Then Mays goes where nobody’s gone before. 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.

  • Week 16 Fantasy Football Preview: OK, You Made It This Far &#8212 Don’t Screw It Up Now

    Fantasy football championships are inherently stupid, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. I mean, if we truly wanted to reward the owner who assembled and maintained the best possible team over the course of the season — ostensibly the goal of awarding a championship — we’d do away with single-elimination playoffs altogether, because […]

  • The Island of Dr. Simbeau Lives!

    The return of the unholy marriage of the Sports Guy’s mailbox and NFL picks — Week 16 edition.

  • NHL Grab Bag: #SeaofBoo

    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 who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: This kid OK, this has nothing to do with the NHL, […]

  • The Year in Insanity: Kanye, Sinead, Gaga, and the Looming Specter of Amanda Bynes

    On Thursday, October 3, I was sitting in a doctor’s office, idly checking Twitter while I waited for my name to be called. No matter what you’re there for, going to the doctor is always a vulnerable place to be — you’re temporarily removed from all your usual stimulations and distractions, sitting among fellow humans […]

  • Let’s All Say Good-bye to John Oliver and Cry

    Who needs a good cry?

  • Kobe’s Latest Ailment Puts the Lakers in an Awkward Holding Pattern

    Kobe Bryant’s knee injury is a major NBA event, because he is a transcendent modern superstar, he plays for the Lakers, and it was wonderful to see him hit some big shots against Memphis — even after suffering the injury, it turned out. But it doesn’t really change the short- or long-term picture of the […]

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