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Michael Jordan Even Talked Smack To Extras During 'Space Jam' Pickup Games

Michael Jordan has literally trashed talked grown men to tears. In fact, Mike’s mouth on the court is almost as legendary as his play, and now he has another story to add to his legend. 421 more words


NCAA goes Wrestlemania

Via Grantland:

In honor of WrestleMania on Sunday, can you compare each of the 16 remaining teams to professional wrestlers?


Whew. I was worried we were going to make it through the entire mailbag without a…

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Baseball Notes: The In-Game Half Lives of Professional Pitchers

Early in Victor Martinez’s career-renaissance season, that being the 2014 Major League Baseball season, I expounded– in a manner so brief it likely took less time to read than the length of an average Martinez plate appearance– upon one component of the (i.e., Rod Allen’s, colloquially) notion of Martinez as a “professional hitter”: … 239 more words


Jon Gruden Breaks Down The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal On A Special Edition Of Gruden's QB Camp #WWE

ESPN analyst and WWE fan Jon Gruden took a break from quizzing quarterbacks this week to break down the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Gruden does more research here than the entire announce team does on a yearly basis, and it makes for a great little segment. 265 more words

Georgia Works

I read about the Georgia Works organization on Grantland, a sports and pop-culture site that I frequent. I was reading an article about Tommy Gaines, a former basketball prodigy from a small town in Georgia whose residents are stuck in a terrible self-fulfilling prophechy of crime and drug addiction. 302 more words


MORE New Stories

First up, a new feature for Up Here – Seeking Klondike Gold, With Drones.

Second, an essay for Deadspin about the intersection of hockey, fighting, and substance abuse: … 39 more words