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  • Daniel Alfredsson Says Good-bye to Ottawa

    Five weeks after stunning the hockey world by signing with the Detroit Red Wings, former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson addressed the Ottawa media for the first time Thursday. It was meant to be a chance for Alfredsson to talk about his decision and some of the bad feelings created in its wake, and it was. […]

  • Packaged Plays and the Newest Form of Option Football

    This time last year, Doug Marrone, then Syracuse’s head coach, had a serious problem — his offense. Marrone, now head coach of the Buffalo Bills, seemingly had all the pieces needed to be successful. Marrone followed his tenure as a highly respected NFL offensive line coach with three seasons as offensive coordinator for one of […]

  • Q&A: David Gordon Green on Prince Avalanche, Summer Movies, and Working With Nic Cage and Venomous Snakes

    I want to be a fly on the wall when whatever future authoritative critic at Film Comment sits down to write the definitive director bio of David Gordon Green. What strange facial contortions will she/he make as her/his brain tries to fathom Green, the guy who gave us both Eastbound & Down and George Washington; what synaptic gymnastics will reconcile Snow […]

  • The Stokes Game

    For decades, legends in the NBA headed up to the Catskill Mountains to do what they knew to help one of their own.

  • Grantland Reality Fantasy League: Scouting the Low Minors for Promising Young Talent

    I’m not going to lie to you: This is the GRTFL offseason. Normally The Challenge is the tentpole that shelters us all from the reality that there isn’t much reality in August, but this week was uncharacteristically snoozy. No one killed it, no one coitused, no one was found guilty of possession of a concealed […]

  • The Shape of the Premier League to Come

    A survey of the players, managers, ideas, tactical developments, and themes to watch out for in the 2013-14 Premier League season. Something Special Chris Ryan: The above video is of William Gallas scoring a game-winning goal for Chelsea, against Tottenham, back in 2006. Chelsea won the league that season, finishing eight points clear of Manchester […]

  • Broadway's Spider-Man Musical, Long Considered Stable, Suffers Another Injury

    An injury-plagued show suffers another incident.

  • About Last Night: Carpenter Hammers Pittsburgh

    In case you were busy sitting on a 70 million pound war chest because it’s just too heavy to move, here’s what you missed in sports on Thursday: Matt Carpenter provided four hits and the game-winning run as the St. Louis Cardinals took the rubber match of their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in […]

  • NFL Preview Podcast Series: Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays continue their NFL Preview Podcast Series with the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. Previous Installments of NFL Preview Podcast Series Bears and Lions Packers and Vikings Texans and Titans You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

  • Afternoon Links: Stephen Colbert Profiles Beloved, Kindhearted, America-Destroying Mayor Johnny Cummings

    One of the best features of The Colbert Report is the “People Destroying America” segment, and the video above is a prime example. Johnny Cummings is the mayor (and hairdresser) of a small town in Kentucky called Vicco, and he’s openly gay (and openly awesome). His townsfolk love him, testifying to the Colbert reporters that […]

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