April 21, 2015

When Winning Feels Like Losing: Seven Tips for Life With Randy Wittman

Since at least January, the Wizards have bullied me into cheering for two opposing outcomes and constantly feeling guilty no matter what I choose. It’s horrible. I stopped watching games for about six weeks because of it. It ends today.

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The Two-Week Winners: The New-Look Detroit Tigers Aren’t Ready to Relinquish Their AL Central Crown

Unsurprisingly, the Tigers aren’t ready to relinquish their grip on the division. Surprisingly, though, they’re finding new ways to win this season. Can it last?

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Roar of the Jets Fans: Playoff Hockey Returns to Winnipeg

I went into last night’s heavily anticipated Ducks-Jets game in Winnipeg, the first NHL playoff game played in the city in 19 years, fully prepared for noise. What’s it called when relief and happiness and civic pride become indistinguishable from primal rage? Whatever it is, it was that. A whole lot of that.

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Second Son: Meet Carlos Rodon, Chicago’s Other Elite MLB Prospect

Ordinarily, it’s not a good idea to get this hyped up over a 22-year-old who hasn’t thrown a major league pitch. But in Carlos Rodon’s case, we’ll make an exception.

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‘The Jonah Keri Podcast’: Talking Red Sox and Royals With Alex Speier and Andy McCullough

Jonah Keri talks to ‘Boston Globe’ writer Alex Speier about Patriots’ Day and the Red Sox, and to ‘Kansas City Star’ writer Andy McCullough about the red-hot, swaggering Royals.

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The Last Ride of the Spurs Dynasty

Win or lose, we might be watching the last hurrah of one of the greatest core groups in team sports history, Plus, let’s check in with the rest of the playoffs.

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NBA Shootaround: It Might Get Loud

Brow versus Steph Curry, Nikola Mirotic is “fine,” and how does Derrick Rose avoid despair?

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April 20, 2015

‘Bill Don’t Lie’ Podcast: Joe House and Sean Grande on the First Round

Bill’s buddy Joe House comes on to break down Round 1 of the NBA playoffs. And the voice of the Boston Celtics, Sean Grande, looks at the matchup with the Cavs.

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Dear Chip: It’s Time to Trade for Johnny

Signing Tim Tebow is definitive proof that Chip Kelly is just screwing with everyone. He is trolling the universe. But there’s one more move on the board here. It’s time to pick up the money phone and make the call.

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Reality Is Fifth Place: Liverpool’s Season Will End Right Where It Should

Just a year removed from selling their best player in Luis Suárez, two cup semifinals and a likely fifth-place finish isn’t a bad season for the Reds. The only problem with that thinking is last year, when Liverpool very nearly came in first.

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Base Desires: Brett Lawrie’s Wild Weekend and the Shameful Thrill of Bad Blood in Baseball

To watch someone else act on violent impulses is thrilling, and that’s the source of a shameful hypocrisy that causes us to crave more of what happened in Kansas City this weekend.

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Q&A: Matt Bonner on His Insane Spurs Music Video, Featuring Kawhi Leonard (on Drums!?)

Last week, perhaps the strangest music video in recent NBA history hit the web. It was a kind of retro, Behind the Music look at a fictional band called Spuran Spuran. Basically all you need to know is that Kawhi Leonard is behind a drum kit, and you’re sold. Unsurprisingly, Spurs forward Matt Bonner was the creative […]

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The 30: Ignore Defense at Your Own Peril

Just ask the Twins, Yankees, Indians, and Nationals.

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‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: 2015 NFL Draft Team Needs, Part 2

Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays wrap up their look at each team’s draft needs in the second half of this week’s ‘Grantland NFL Podcast.’

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How Does Tim Tebow Fit Into the Chip Kelly Offense?

Writing about the Eagles and Chip Kelly’s plan over the past few months has increasingly become an exercise in piecing together tenuous strands of logic, but it’s not hard to figure out why the Eagles might be bringing in Tebow.

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NHL Weekend: The Lottery Aftermath (and Some Playoff Updates, Too)

Yes, the perpetually awful Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery yet again, “earning” the first overall pick for the fourth time in six years. And this year, it’s a big one; the Oilers will get the chance to pick Connor McDavid, the teenage prodigy who almost everyone views as the best prospect to enter the league since Sidney Crosby.

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NBA Shootaround: Opening Prayer

Kyrie powers up, the Clippers dunk on the beautiful game, and Toronto feeds the troll.

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