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Michael Rapaport: Bill Simmons Is Still 'Pro-ESPN' After His Suspension

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bill Simmons quietly returned to work at Grantland last week after serving a three-week suspension, the result of a rant against NFL commissioner Roge...

Dr. V and the Inescapable Closet

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

It's a story that is a profound tragedy, with innocent and not-so-innocent victims, culturally reaching back to the '60s, and spotlighting an all-too-common profound ignorance still present in our society.

Dr. Vanderbilt: The Business of Outing and the Making of a Public Citizen

Dale Cooper | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dale Cooper

When someone is writing a piece outing another as transgender, and when someone who reviews that content sees it come across their desk, there are moral issues that must be considered, just as there would be when writing about any member of a population that faces discrimination.

Trans Sports Star: I Wanted To Kill Myself When ESPN Told My Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A controversial story published by ESPN's Grantland last week sent shockwaves through the Internet. What was intended to be an exploration of "scie...

How ESPN and Grantland Desperately Failed the Trans Community

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

No one was served by Grantland's article except themselves. Trans people were not helped by seeing yet another one of them portrayed as a demented lunatic trickster. Golfers were not served by learning the woman behind an effective tool in their sport was once a man.

ESPN's Bill Simmons Apologizes For Article

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

After days of conspicuous silence, Bill Simmons addressed the controversy swirling around "Dr. V’s Magical Putter." Simmons, the editor-in-chief of ...

Popular Website Under Fire After Subject's Suicide

www.slate.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

At one extreme are the people calling Hannan a murderer, alleging that a trans woman killed herself because she believed a reporter was about to out h...

The Rise And Fall Of Theo Fleury

Grantland | Kent Russell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports

A birthday tradition I had to let lapse when I got too big involved firing up a VHS copy of Youngblood as soon as my watch blinked midnight. If you're...

Everything You Need To Know About NBA Free Agency

Grantland | Posted 06.25.2013 | Sports

The NBA's crazy season is upon us. And this time around, as many as 14 teams could have at least $10 million in cap space.1 This would normally be a r...

The Remarkable Career Of Timmy

Grantland | Bill Simmons | Posted 06.11.2013 | Sports

The San Antonio Spurs picked Tim Duncan on June 25, 1997, about seven weeks before Matt Stone and Trey Parker launched their new animated series on Co...

Watch Out For 'Crush' Davis

Grantland | Jonah Keri | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports

For the first 1,495 at-bats of his career, Chris Davis looked like a thousand big, lumbering, mediocre sluggers before him. He didn't run well and did...

The Connection Between '70s Knicks & 2013 Spurs

Grantland | Rafe Bartholomew | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports

"At times, we approach the ideal of how the game should be played. When one of us moves, the others adjust. We have unselfishness, cooperation, techni...

The Joy Of Tanking

Grantland | Rany Jazayerli | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports

Nothing drains the sporting soul quite like rooting for a truly awful baseball team. Sure, on a pure percentage basis, no baseball team can be quite a...

The Best City For Sports In America Is...

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.20.2012 | San Francisco

In the course of the good-natured trash-talking that often goes on between competing sports towns, it is sometimes implied that the San Francisco Bay ...

Overnight, Under the Covers, Schmoozing S-P-O-R-T-S

Alex French | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports
Alex French

On July 1, 1987, WFAN, a 24-hour sports talk radio station, broadcasting out of a sub-basement in Queens, hit the air. It didn't come out of nowhere, exactly. The format had been evolving.

David Simon Addresses 'The Wire' Controversy, Rips TV Recaps

HitFix | Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

As you know if you've been reading me for more than five seconds, I think "The Wire" is the best drama to ever air on television. I'm also an enormous...

Fandom, Fathers and the Violence of Football

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents
Nathan Hegedus

If Dad laughs, cries and high fives about the Red Sox, his kids are going to use the Red Sox to laugh, cry and high-five with him.

Sports Podcast Nabs Surprise Guest: Barack Obama

Posted 03.01.2012 | Sports

Bill Simmons just landed a great "get" for the "BS Report" podcast: The president of the United States. The popular columnist recently interviewed ...

Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

Chi Tung | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Chi Tung

For every one of us eager to claim Lin in our racial draft, there's Lin himself, shrugging off the portentous hype because he's too busy making love to pressure to tangle with Asian American identity politics.

To Recap or Not to Recap, That Is the Question

Kris LoPresto | Posted 02.14.2012 | TV
Kris LoPresto

Lost was a show that required a weekly recap to go over all the hints and clues. Flashforward six years later to the present day and the Internet has a recap for nearly every single show on TV. How did this happen?

I Received The Best Journalism Advice of My LIfe -- And I Ignored It

Grantland | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women

Nell Scovell is a television writer/producer whose credits include NCIS, Monk, Warehouse 13, Murphy Brown, Coach, and Newhart. She was the first femal...

Malcom Gladwell: NBA Is Not A 'Business'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Sports

The rationale for the NBA lockout, from the owner's perspective, goes something like this. Basketball is a business. Businesses are supposed to make m...

NBA Finals: Reflections on "The Decision"

Danny Groner | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

Not everyone agrees that we should continue to harbor such ill will against LeBron. Here, a roundup of what sports columnists are saying about "The Decision" as the Heat sit on the brink of elimination.