Turning Tables: Why the Dodgers Will Win the NL West

By Spencer Bowen Full disclosure: Spencer is a die-hard Giants fan. Casey is a die-hard Dodgers fan. Because Antland is a journalistic endeavor full of straight shooters respected on both sides, Casey and Spencer will argue why each other’s team will win the National League West this year. It wasn’t easy on the emotions, but hopefully it’ll…

Turning Tables: Why the Giants Will Win the NL West

By Casey Berkovitz (Welcome, Casey!) Full disclosure: Spencer is a die-hard Giants fan. Casey is a die-hard Dodgers fan. Because Antland is a journalistic endeavor full of straight shooters respected on both sides, Casey and Spencer will argue why each other’s team will win the National League West this year. It wasn’t easy on the emotions, but hopefully…

Don’t Blame Libby

By: Tyler Chuck Today is a sad day for the City of Oakland.  With the news that the Oakland Raiders will relocate to Las Vegas after a near unanimous 31-1 vote (thanks to Miami for holding out), the East Bay is in a state of shocked finality.  The saga is over.  The Raiders are leaving….

Rap Analogies: Kendrick is King

By Spencer Bowen “Y’all got till April the 7th to get y’all shit together” – Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 4” Kendrick warned us, and praise be to the messiah of rap because y’all better prepare yourself. You have until April 7th to stop saying things like “Drake is the best in the game!” or…

The Worst Idea of the Year

By: Tyler Chuck Okay everybody.  2017 has had some pretty bad ideas.  We’ve seen everything from  “Alternative Facts” to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, so it’s not like this year is off to a particularly brilliant start.  But this one idea takes the cake. Today, I’d like to discuss by far the worst idea…

This is Ed Sheeran’s Heat Check

By Spencer Bowen Via the ever-reliable Urban Dictionary: Heat check (noun) An attempt to do something extra difficult when you’re on a roll. Dan: Dude, you launched that trey from halfcourt.  Jermaine: It was just a heat check man. I was feelin’ it. I’m sure they chose the names “Dan” and “Jermaine” completely at random….

Spring Training: A Giants Roundtable

By Tyler Chuck and Spencer Bowen Before we can once again enjoy garlic fries and a $13 beer on the shores of McCovey Cove, it’s time for Cactus League baseball in Scottsdale, Arizona. Luckily for you, your two favorite highly qualified, very expert (the best!) baseball analysts decided to weigh in on this spring’s most burning questions….

Roundtable Discussion on John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan

First things first.  Please marvel at Leah Lynch’s comments, dictated through her father: “They were shocked but they took it really well. My 9-year-old started bawlin’ and she’s not that girl. She’s the one that was always happy, and she was crying, and I said, ‘What’s wrong Leah? Is there some nervous anxiety about moving?’…

NFL QBs meet Lord of the Rings

By Spencer Bowen The most intriguing NFL conference championship weekend in many moons owes a lot to the four quarterbacks at play tomorrow afternoon. All four are firmly in the “you don’t want to play them” category for their own reasons. It could be an epic weekend, so what better way to analyze the four remaining QBs with a…

May The “4ce” be With Him

By: Tyler Chuck The pain.  The agony.  The silence.  We all saw Derek Carr’s broken fibula, ending his 2016 season.  When it happened, you realized that it couldn’t have happened to a better guy, a better story, or a player you were more excited to see in the playoffs.  Yet somehow, Derek has maintained a…

2016: An Antland Year in Review

As we close the book on perhaps the greatest sports year ever, let’s look back at the best of Antland from our first full year on the web. Note: all Bachelor articles are excluded from the below rankings. Most read pop-culture article: Kanye 2020 Spencer Bowen and Tyler Chuck reflected on… an interesting concert experience. Most read basketball…

Bachelor Preview: The Contestants

By Spencer Bowen Welcome, dear reader, to another statistically-unlikely-to-be-successful quest for MaybeLove® on national television. Drink in the sweet nectar of young, attractive women making a generally questionable life decision and duking it out for the MaybeAffections™ of a guy who has previously professed love for multiple other women… also on national television. Right now, this…