October 30, 2015

Grantland is dead: "Grantland distinguished itself with quality writing, smart ideas, original thinking and fun. So we're junking it."

posted by DrJohnEvans to culture at 02:19 PM - 4 comments

Thanks to Ken Tremendous for the quote.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:19 PM on October 30, 2015

That's too bad. I always enjoyed reading any articles to which someone else posted a link.

posted by grum@work at 02:27 PM on October 30, 2015

The Grantland section on the ESPN home page dropped so far "below the fold" in the last month or so that it was fighting for space with the Privacy Policy and Copyright info. So this is no surprise. (I wonder if Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight are looking over their shoulder?).

It's a real shame, I really enjoyed the different angle and unique reporting that was being done there. The attempt to broaden the scope of sports journalism will be sorely missed. Coming soon on ESPN: more breathless reports of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian's relationship status as well as a five part series on how Stephen Curry's wax figurine was created at Madame Tussaud's.

posted by jeremias at 03:36 PM on October 30, 2015

Really disappointed at losing one of my daily stops.

posted by yerfatma at 03:38 PM on October 30, 2015

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