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Overtime: On Grantland and The Ringer

By Jack McLoone 

As I wrote in my “From the Desk” last semester, I was deeply in love with Grantland, and was stunned and upset to see it go. 816 more words

Sports

The M&M Report: The Bill Simmons Empire

Devin and I have long been obsessed with Bill Simmons, his various websites, his similarly titled podcasts and now his curious HBO TV show. On this episode of The M&M Report, we sort out our complicated feelings about all of those elements of Simmons’ wide reach. 57 more words

Television

How Hamilton Helped Me Fall In Love With Musicals

I was never really a fan of musical theatre growing up. I found the idea of just randomly breaking into song to be kinda weird. 478 more words

The story behind the Gordie Howe jersey Cameron wears in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

The sports world is mourning Gordie Howe, aka “Mr. Hockey,” who passed away on Friday at the age of 88. Howe, who played for the Detroit Red Wings for most of his career, scored 801 goals during his time in the NHL (second only to Wayne Gretzky), and officially retired at the impressive age of 52. 314 more words

NFL

Bill Simmons sorry for quote calling out ESPN employees: 'My apologies for being a jackass'

The Hollywood Reporter ran a long feature this week on Bill Simmons and his recent projects, including the launch of his new website, his podcast network, and his new show on HBO. 321 more words

ESPN

It's About Time the 'Internet' is Demoted to the 'internet'

Last week Grantland Jr., er, The Ringer released a tittilating take on the capitalization of the word Internet and its recent demotion to un-proper noun. More boring than talking bridge strategy with your senile grandma, Bill Simmons reminds us how brutal long reads are … and why Grantland folded. 327 more words

Small Talk

RIP Grantland

Originally published in The Fordham Ram on February 3, 2016 as part of the “From The Desk” series written by The Ram’s editors. 753 more words

The Ram