Revenge of the Nerds

How the Caltech basketball team, losers of 310 straight conference games, figured out a formula for winning.

Tuesday, November 24


Why Did Derrick Gordon Make History and Then Suddenly Shun the Spotlight?

What happened after the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball came out.

Sunday, November 22


The Samoan Pipeline

How a tiny island 5,000 miles from the U.S. mainland has produced so many NFL players.

Friday, November 20


Wednesday, November 18


“Why Him, Why Me?”

The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.

Tuesday, November 17


Q&A: Barack Obama and Bill Simmons

A conversation about leadership, Grantland, regret, and the President’s favorite conspiracy theories.

Monday, November 16


Still Life

On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.

Friday, November 13


How the World's Biggest Bookie was Snared

Paul Phua rose from a Borneo numbers runner to being the biggest bookmaker in the world. Then he found poker.


After Rehabilitation, the Best of Michael Phelps May Lie Ahead

Michael Phelps returns to his Olympic training after a 45-day stint at The Meadows.

Friday, November 6


This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested for Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

On May 12, 2014, Nicole Holder told Charlotte police that she had been assaulted by Greg Hardy. He was arrested, charged, and convicted. Then the case was dismissed on appeal. After a season out of the league, Hardy is playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones has called him a “real leader.”

This is the story, and the photos, of what happened that night.

Monday, November 2


The Greatest Boat Race Ever Dreamed Up Over Beers

An ocean race from the Olympic Peninsula to Alaska, with no motors allowed.

Saturday, October 31


Why Are Sports Bras So Terrible?

The first sports bra was invented in 1977. It was two jockstraps sewn together.