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  • The ACC’s No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn’t Matter

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And why should they? There were certainly ways each spread could’ve endured an “Aaron […]

  • Watch Your Back, National Football League: Puppy Bowl X Poised to Demolish Super Bowl XLVIII

    Roger Goodell is an idiot. Who in their right mind would schedule the 48th Super Bowl on the same day as the 10th annual Puppy Bowl? Only a foolish person, especially when considering what Animal Planet has in store this year. The NFL and Fox don’t stand a chance. It’s almost as if the organizers […]

  • NHL Grab Bag: The Bobby Ryan Truth War that Destroyed America and Also Team USA

    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: The New York Rangers make a typo, we hope It may […]

  • The Veronica Mars Movie Trailer Just Validated All Those Kickstarter Donors

    Today’s the second-best day to be someone who donated to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, the one that trampled the crowdsourcing site’s record with 91,585 backers in April 2013. (The third-best day was when the campaign met its $2 million goal in 10 hours; the fourth-best day was when the total amount raised wound up being […]

  • The Bandwagon Fan’s Guide to the NFL Playoffs

    The NFL playoffs are here, and if you’re one of the lucky NFL fans whose favorite team made the playoffs, that’s great. You should go read Barnwell’s pair of previews and start getting prepared for this weekend. This article isn’t for you. This is for the fans whose teams sputtered away another useless year, crushed […]

  • Video on Demand Report: Despicable Me 2 Makes Ex-Supervillains Charming, Gwyneth Paltrow Makes Sex Addiction Goopy

    The Headliner Despicable Me 2 In Despicable Me, Gru (voice of Steve Carell) was moved to give up his supervillainy after succumbing to the charms of the three adorable orphan girls he adopted. But just because Gru has given up crime doesn’t mean he has given up scheming and intrigue. Despicable Me 2 finds Gru […]

  • Grantland NFL Podcast: Previewing This Week’s Wild-Card Round

    The Grantland NFL Podcast returns with swooning affection for Phil Emery’s press conference and previews of this week’s wild-card round. 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.

  • The Parenthood Cry of the Week: More Braverman Sibling Screen Time, Please!

    Based on last night’s episode of Parenthood, the Bravermans are in serious need of New Year’s resolutions. The clan is picking up right where we left off in 2013. The previous, shorter seasons reliably sailed through plot arcs, with each premiere feeling like a reset. This season is not only short on tears, but on […]

  • Understanding the Tony Parker Quenelle Controversy

    Considering the recent rash of a more fun-loving strand of NBA shitshow, I can’t really blame you if you’ve already forgotten all about Tony Parker’s recent foray into, and out of, accidental anti-Semitism. But if you’re still trying to parse how, exactly, Parker got tangled up with English Premier League sociopolitical fault lines, a controversial […]

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