November 26, 2014

The Week 13 Mailbag: Giving Thanks, Making Picks

The Sports Guy goes through his inbox, defines the greatest NFL catches, gives some thanks and makes some picks.

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Cousin Sal’s Week 13 Prop Bets!

Cousin Sal needs to gloat about how well he did last week, how good he is at betting, and the fact that he’s never been arrested for public urination.

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‘Cheap Heat’ Podcast: Sting, ‘Survivor Series,’ and More With Guest Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts joins the show to talk Sting, ‘Survivor Series,’ and iPhones learning wrestling lingo.

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NBA Shootaround: What Do We Know After One Month?

We’re one month into the NBA season. To make sense of it all, we’ve asked our Shootaround crew to talk about a few things that we think we know after 30 awesome days of basketball.

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Circling the Calendar: Your Guide to Cherry-Picking the Rest of the NFL Schedule

Whether they are trying to win or lose, every team in the league has at least one game left that’s more important than all the others.

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November 25, 2014

The Grantland NFL Podcast: Thanksgiving Week Edition

For this Thanksgiving week edition of the podcast, Mays and Barnwell thank you, the listeners, by answering important questions about Odell Beckham Jr. and the NFL Hunger Games.

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What’s Next for RG3? Breaking Down 10 Possible Destinations

The Robert Griffin III era appears to be drawing to a close in Washington. Once such a beloved figure that fans hunted down his wedding registry to send him gifts, Griffin has quickly become more isolated by the week. It was one thing when he was enduring calls for Kirk Cousins from a misguided subset […]

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WWE ‘Survivor Series’: Sting! WTF?

What the WCW great’s first appearance in Vince McMahon’s ring means for the WWE Network.

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Graphic Content: When Quantity Meets Quality: How Stephen Curry Scores

Last season, Golden State’s point guard led the league in 3-pointers and unassisted field goals, all while converting at a 42 percent clip from beyond the arc.

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2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preview: The ACC

Can the distractions of a university-wide academic scandal (and possible NCAA santions) torpedo a promising season for North Carolina?

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College Football Rivalry Week Preview: Turkey, Trophies, and Tattered Dreams

Thanksgiving weekend is college football distilled to its essence: in-state rivalries, goofy trophies that carry the weight of generations, and the culmination of a regular season (other than in the Big 12) that has passed much too quickly. Here is everything — really, pretty much everything! — you need to know to get you through the post-tryptophan gantlet.

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Upside Down: The Weird, Sad Bankruptcy of the NHL’s Jack Johnson

On the surface, Johnson’s story has all the usual hallmarks of a personal financial collapse. But in many other ways, this is an extreme case.

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The NHL Quarter-Season Awards

With a fourth of the season in the books, its time to hand out some (premature) hardware.

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Scrambled Eggs: Tales From Ole Miss–Mississippi State Rivalry Lore

When Mississippi State and Ole Miss face off in the annual Egg Bowl this weekend, the stakes will be higher than usual. But the mutual disdain that fuels the rivalry will be as fierce as ever.

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Psyched on Sykes: The Dunking Point Guard Who Could Get Cheeseheads to Watch Basketball

Can college basketball’s most explosive lead guard the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to its first NCAA tournament birth since Bill Clinton was president?

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Heisman Watch: Jesus, Girls, and Marcus Mariota

Can anyone compete with Marcus Mariota and Melvin Gordon for the Heisman Trophy, or is this definitively a two-man race? With rivalry week looming, the last hope approaches.

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Messi Money: Who Could Take the World’s Best Player Off of Barcelona’s Hands?

Any transfer for Lionel Messi, who signed a contract extension last season, would shatter the current record and probably bring into question our current conceptions of things like “money” and “value.”

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The Art of the Wildly Efficient Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs seem to have found all the right parts for all the right places as they set their sights on June. Plus, 10 things to like (or not).

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