Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri…

Today on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games—Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, San Francisco. Also on ESPN.com: a list of experts' World Series picks. … » 10/24/12 4:25pm 10/24/12 4:25pm

Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell, And The Dirty Secret Of The MIT Sports …

The Joke That Started It All
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, in a big gray conference room in a big gray convention center, 1,500 people—mostly white, mostly male, mostly clad in business suits—roar with laughter. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks and Rockets coach and current ESPN analyst, has just cracked wise. Jeff Van … » 3/10/11 2:32pm 3/10/11 2:32pm

The Devil In Tampa: Remembering The Penny-Pinching, Snack-Policing,…

In his new book, author Jonah Keri covers the rise of the Tampa Bay Rays under the stewardship of two Goldman Sachs alums and a private equity banker, who in 2008 managed to do to the rest of the American League what some of their former colleagues were doing to the U.S. economy. Before their arrival, however, there… » 3/09/11 12:00pm 3/09/11 12:00pm