Blog Profile / Grantland

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The Website MLB Couldn’t Buy

2 days agoSports : Grantland

Meet Durland and Darvin, the Hummer-driving, rock-and-roll-playing, real-life twins keeping in the family and out of Minnesota's baseball mitt.

The Reflex

4 days agoSports : Grantland

Duran Duran has always tried to make pop records for huge audiences. The band’s latest, ‘Paper Gods,’ is among the most diverse, accessible LPs of its long career. But will the pop audience care about a band whose members are in their fifties?

Breaking the Waves

4 days agoSports : Grantland

Looking back on the Green Wave 10 years after Katrina.

California, Here He Comes

last weekSports : Grantland

USC’s Cody Kessler has managed to fly under the radar despite posting astonishing numbers while occupying one of the nation’s most typically high-profile positions. The small-town QB doesn’t want to talk about the Heisman, or the temptations that have undone some of his predecessors, or the burden of expectation. Show More Summary

Inside Men

last weekSports : Grantland

Once upon a time, a college tackle moving to guard or center in the NFL was considered a demotion. Now, a new crop of versatile, gifted, and punishing linemen are realizing that life can look a little better on the inside.

Mac Miller Finds the Way

last weekSports : Grantland

One of the most successful independent artists of the decade, the Pittsburgh rapper left his hometown only to stumble into a personal rough patch in Los Angeles. Now that he’s kicked some habits (thanks to Rick Rubin), moved to New York City, and signed to a major label, has Mac changed for the better?

Usain Bolt’s Final Turn

last weekSports : Grantland

The legendary runner is less than a year away from vying for a third consecutive dominant Olympic performance. But as he nears the end of an unprecedented career, questions of doping in track linger, and the competition is gaining on him.

30 for 30 Shorts: Delaney

last weekSports : Grantland

Our latest film, directed by Grant Curtis, tells the story of a man who seemed to have everything, but sacrificed it all for a chance to save people in distress.

The Most Violent Man in Wrestling Lays Down His Staple Gun

last weekSports : Grantland

New Jack, the 52-year-old balcony-diving, weapons-wielding architect of pain, is retired and living with no regrets about the mayhem he caused.

Taking the Heat

last weekSports : Grantland

Two recent cases of the Miami Heat being targeted by con men show that South Florida's sports franchises aren't immune to the city's hustler culture — they're part of it.

Jerry Heller Expresses Himself

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

The legendarily controversial N.W.A manager talks about never being consulted on ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ why he still defies the accusations of financial malfeasance, and what he really thinks about Ice Cube.

Cleveland’s Rock

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

Since he entered the NFL eight years ago, the Browns’ Joe Thomas has endured five head coaches, 14 quarterbacks, 84 losses, and one Johnny Football. That hasn’t stopped him from pummeling the opposition on his way to becoming the best left tackle in football — but what will he have to show for it?

The End of the Hoop Dream: A Journey to the Extreme Fringe of International Basketball

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

Fueled by desperation and long-shot hopes, a twentysomething huckster agent leads 10 end-of-the-line players on a European exposure tour. It could be their final chance at basketball glory, but will anyone buy what he’s selling?

Follow the Bouncing Ball

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

A behind-the-scenes trip to the Euroleague, with Andrei Kirilenko and U.S. imports Sonny Weems, Kyle Hines, Aaron Jackson, and Demetris Nichols, during the stretch run of Russian basketball powerhouse CSKA Moscow’s season.

Silent No More

last monthSports : Grantland

With two films about an Indonesian genocide, the Oscar-nominated ‘The Act of Killing’ and this month’s ‘The Look of Silence,’ director Joshua Oppenheimer — aided by an anonymous codirector — shines light on an unspeakable tragedy.

The Making of Les Grossman: An Oral History

last monthSports : Grantland

The year was 2008. Tom Cruise was a national punch line. Then came ‘Tropic Thunder’ and the cameo role of a lifetime.

30 for 30 Shorts: Brave in the Attempt

last monthSports : Grantland

Our latest film, directed by Fritz Mitchell, tells the story of how one woman harnessed the privilege of a wealthy political dynasty to provide opportunities for those who had none.

Potsdam’s Nightmare: What Happened to Garrett Phillips?

last monthSports : Grantland

In 2011, 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was killed in his upstate New York home. Years passed with no arrest, and now Nick Hillary, a former college soccer coach and an ex-boyfriend of Phillips’s mother, awaits trial on a murder charge. But Hillary and a vocal group of supporters say that he has been wrongfully accused.

Which Tom Cruise Is the Best Tom Cruise?

last monthSports : Grantland

Maverick? Jerry Maguire? Ethan Hunt? That Delirious, Couch-Jumper on ‘Oprah’? Vote in our bracket to determine the best Cruise that ever Cruised.

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