Cleveland, The Cavaliers and The Soul.
CHRIS GRANTLAND PRESENTS: Cleveland Food Goddess’ 5 Meals You Can Cook During Halftime: Reshae offers dozens of recipes and Cleveland area resturant reviews at her website, but this here, this will keep you where you belong, watching the Cavs and not waiting for your lonesome TV dinner pudding cup to heat up. Print this out and put it on your fridge. You’re going to need it. It’s a compressed schedule, but it’s still a long season and you just can’t eat Digiorno Pizza every night. It’s time to be clutch. The halftime buzzer just went off, and now you’re on the clock. It’s time to head into the kitchen, armed with the playbook and clipboard of the Cleveland Food Goddess…[Read More]
CHRIS GRANTLAND’S HARVEY PEKAR FEELINGS BAROMETER: Cavs Preseason Ends With a 1-1 Record…[Read More]
CHRIS GRANTLAND EXCLUSIVE: WASHINGTON GENERALS GM RESPONDS TO DAN GILBERT’S CALL OUT: There is no team in organized sports that deserves your respect more than the Washington Generals. The presumed loser of games every time they walk onto a basketball court, over thousands of games. Tortured for decades by indefensible backdoor cuts, alley-oop dunks and confetti-in-the bucket gags, loss after loss, they maintain effort and showmanship through a streak that renders the Cavaliers 26-game losing streak from the 2010-11 season a pittance by comparison…[Read More]
THE CHRIS GRANTLAND FIVE: THE PERSISTENCE OF TIME, EUROPE, COMICS, THE 2012 DRAFT: The Chris Grantland Five is where every meeting starts with endless promise and ends after 12 hours at about 2AM with the reporters in the lobby making jokes about pizza. I’m not sure if that last sentence meets with Lucien Carr’s requirements for lead writing, but this is Chris Grantland, it’s almost December and there’s no NBA, there’s no Cavaliers, and there’s more labor dispute court filings than there are prospects of a 2011-2012 season. Here’s your starting five…[Read More]
Chris Grantland Reviews The Whore of Akron: One Man’s Search For The Soul of LeBron James By Scott Raab: We never got the championship we were promised. But we got The Whore of Akron. An honest to god real god damn work of literature. Layers of literary and cultural references for analysis and deconstruction. Unimpeachable evidence that will outlive us all of about what happened, why it mattered so much and how it felt. Written passionately, painstakingly by one of the best living writers on the planet. Who just happens to be a Clevelander. Author and protagonist, Scott Raab…[Read More]
The Players, The Owners, and The Clevelanders: When they poured out Grey Goose on the carpet, the sins and human afflictions of riches seemed so much closer than the twisted morality of unimaginable wealth of the men that provided them with those riches. That, and they play a game which forces a visible display of accessibility, humanity and horrendous insulting humiliating unforgiveable failability…[Read More]
Chris Grantland, The Tumblr: The Chris Grantland 5 a massive phallus which will stretch you to your limits and fill you up completely with everything you need to know. Please note my invention of the double-hyphenated word located within. I present it to you forthwith…[Read More]