Chris Graham

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The Washington Nationals didn’t need another closer: Kelvin Herrera trade, explained

The Washington Nationals trade for Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera, at first glance, made little sense.


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WWE dumps Big Cass: Why?

Big Cass, real life name William Morrissey, has been released by WWE, two days after opening the Money in the Bank pay-per-view with a tapout loss to Daniel Bryan.


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Don’t tread on me?

When I see a car drive by with one of those Don’t Tread on Me license plates, I automatically think: asshole. Sorry, but I do. Key issue here: who or what is treading on you, exactly?


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Changing the world, and recruiting ACC-caliber tailbacks

What if the issue with Bronco Mendenhall is, he isn’t sure that he wants to coach football anymore? I wouldn’t fault him if that was the case. There is more to life than football. We can all agree on that. Right? That was the point that Mendenhall was making to the UVA Board of Visitors a […]


Braxton Key could make UVA basketball immediate top title contender: Podcast

Chris Graham and Scott German talk through the impact that UVA basketball transfer Braxton Key could have on the 2018-2019 ‘Hoos. (With emphasis, of course, on “could.”)


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Takeaways from WWE Money in the Bank

The most memorable part of the Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal match at Money in the Bank last night was the crowd starting and maintaining The Wave.


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The messenger, shot: So much for my hot takes on Bronco, right?

All is fair in love and war, and opining about people’s favorite football teams. I wrote and talked a good bit this week about UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall’s odd pronouncements on the state of the program, and understandably, got dinged in the crossfire on the message boards.


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More on the State of the Program: UVA football podcast

Chris Graham and Scott German conclude their breakdown of the Bronco Mendenhall State of the Program story, aided by improved mobile technology.


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What the heck is up with Bryce Harper?

For all the concern about whether the Washington Nationals will have a chance to retain Bryce Harper in the offseason, is it a given that the Nats will even miss him if he goes?


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2018 World Cup Preview: Podcast

Chris Graham knows almost nothing about soccer. Fortunately, Seth Megginson does, and he joins the podcast to break down the 2018 World Cup field.


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Chris Graham, Scott German talk UVA football: Podcast

Chris Graham and Scott German bite off more of the Bronco Mendenhall State of the Program story that has the attention of the UVA football world.


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Jennifer Lewis wins Democratic Party nomination in Sixth District

Jennifer Lewis has won the Democratic Party nomination to run for Congress in the Sixth District, receiving just short of 50 percent of the vote in a crowded four-candidate race on Tuesday.


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Corey Stewart wins Republican Senate primary

Corey Stewart has emerged as the winner of a contentious Republican Senate primary, and will face incumbent U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in the fall.


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Omega-Okada IV: Wrestling, as an art form, at its very best

I went to great pains, sorta, kinda, to avoid the Internet Saturday morning, so as not to spoil the experience of seeing Kenny Omega face off with Kazuchika Okada.


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Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, NHRA: Podcast

Chris Graham and Rod Mullins break down Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR win at Michigan, look ahead to Sonoma, and take a look inside the NHRA swing through Virginia.


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The New Guy in the Glass: Bronco Mendenhall?

The apologists are swarming to the defense of UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall, who has come under fire for, among other things, telling the Board of Visitors last week that only 27 of his 81 players are what he considers to be “ACC caliber.”


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My adventures with the Cup

Like you, I’ve been watching the adventure of the Washington Capitals and their time with the Stanley Cup with shock and awe.


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Bronco jumps the shark: Podcast

Chris Graham breaks down the odd “State of the Program” pep talk that UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall delivered to the UVA Board of Visitors last week.


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Soggy former DMB fan here

Start of the Dave Matthews Band concert at Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, I’m already fighting in my head with the Dave Haters.


UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall: Making UVA football great again

UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall has decided, for some reason, to go all Donald Trump on the media. Which, sorry to say, but I have to be honest: if you’re Trumping the media, I assume you have something to hide.


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UVA Baseball in the MLB Draft, UVA hoops as ACC favorites, Pete Gillen: Podcast

Chris Graham and Scott German talk UVA baseball, focusing on players selected in the 2018 MLB Draft, and how coach Brian O’Connor fared in terms of keeping recruits who were tabbed as top prospects.


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ALLCAPS win the Stanley Cup, NBA Finals preview, USA Soccer: Podcast

Chris Graham and Seth Megginson offer analysis on the Stanley Cup Finals, won by the Washington Capitals for the first time in that team’s history.


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Silence will not end suicide

Suicide can take the life of someone successful and apparently happy and content, as the high-profile deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain can attest.


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VMI baseball’s Winder, Pita, Eaton taken in 2018 MLB Draft: Analysis

It’s been a big week for VMI baseball, which had three players taken in the MLB Draft, only the third time in program history that the Keydets had that many players taken, and the first time that three VMI players went in the first 25 rounds.


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How would current, former UVA coaches do on sports radio?

Pete Gillen’s magnificent performance as Tiki Barber’s co-host on CBS Sports Radio this week – OK, I’m probably the only person who cares, but anyway, I’m writing this – got me to thinking about how other current and former UVA coaches might fare in a similar role.