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  • ‘Justified’ Recap: ‘Wrong Roads,’ the Poor Life Choice Pageant

    A couple Batman moments, an assassination straight out of ‘The Godfather,’ a vehicular interpretation of the 21-foot rule, and a whooole bunch of double bourbons.

  • 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Untucked’

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Marquette University’s men’s basketball team won its only national championship in 1977 — and did it wearing famously untucked jerseys. Commissioned by legendary coach Al McGuire, this subtly subversive uniform was designed by player and art major Bo Ellis. The jersey would later be banned […]

  • The Grantland Channel: Emily Yoshida Talks to Sharleen Joynt from ‘The Bachelor’

    The Juan Pablocalypse ravaged ABC last night, but some lucky folks escaped unscathed — including Sharleen Joynt, opera singer, mundo-possessor, and all-around shockingly levelheaded former contestant from the show’s 18th season.

  • Power to the Players: In Defense of College Football’s Proposed Early Signing Period

    The NCAA is considering a proposal for an early signing period, which would allow recruits to formally pick their college in November or December, instead of waiting till February. Want to know why that’s a good idea? Listen to the people saying it’s a bad idea.

  • Free-Agent Frenzy

    The NFL has reached a staggering new high on the first day of free agency — by my count, more than $1 billion worth of contracts in roughly 72 hours. About $350 million of that is guaranteed. Much of those dizzying totals came in a seven-hour stretch on Tuesday afternoon, when the league opened up the floodgates of free agency and its 32 teams plugged their holes with cash.

  • About Last Night: Houston Gets Thunderstruck

    In case you were busy shooting Adam Schefter’s barista full of amphetamines, here are the five biggest stories in sports you missed on Tuesday.

  • Amazon Ordered Four of Its Pilots — Including ‘Transparent’ — to Series

    It’s heartening to see that Amazon might be making decisions with more of an eye toward long-haul freshness than instant gratification.

  • You Want Jon Hamm in Your NYC Vacation Photos

    Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon headed to the top of 30 Rockefeller Center on Monday to photobomb unsuspecting tourists for ‘The Tonight Show.’ Also in the Afternoon Links: Jason Bateman talks about transitioning into director-hood, Lil B comes for Kevin Durant, and Seth Rogen and Jimmy Kimmel interpret ‘True Detective.’

  • The Vanishing First Base Prospect

    Scan the nearest top-prospects list, and you’ll notice something missing: first basemen. But are there actually fewer elite first base prospects today than ever before, or is something else at play?

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Looking to Wrap in Seven or Eight Seasons

    Series cocreator David Benioff visited author George R.R. Martin and got him to spill the beans on the unwritten two-book conclusion to ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’: “If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”

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