Grantland

On October 30, 2015, ESPN announced that it was shuttering Grantland.com after over four years of publishing its unique brand of sports and pop culture commentary. This is the story of the making and eventual unmaking of one of the most influential online publications.

An Oral History of Grantland

November 09, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

On October 30, 2015, ESPN announced that it was shuttering Grantland.com after over four years of publishing its unique brand of sports and pop culture commentary. This is the story of the making and eventual unmaking of one of the most influential online publications.

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A Fond Farewell

November 01, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Last Friday afternoon, ESPN unceremoniously summarily executed suspended its beloved sister website Grantland.

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WHERE ARE THE BODIES, BILL? Impatiently Waiting for Bill Simmons’ Oh-So-Necessary ESPN Hatchet Job

May 09, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

ESPN’s head skipper, John Skipper, has unceremoniously fired Bill Simmons – possibly without warning (UPDATE: Definitely without warning). The news has sent shockwaves through the sports journalism community, with countless pieces discussing what triggered the (imminent) firing, where Bill Simmons will go from here, and how John Skipper must surely know he looks like a giant penis.

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Imagining if Vice, Upworthy, Buzzfeed, and more re-titled your favorite children's books.

Classic Children’s Books Re-Titled by Major Media Outlets

August 05, 2014 / by , , / 36 Comments

Can you imagine if Buzzfeed, Vice, The New York Times, and other popular news outlets re-titled your favorite children’s books? Well we did, because #journalism.

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Bob Dylan's Christmas album "Christmas in the Heart" is much better than Steven Hyden--or just about anybody else--actually realizes

An Unseasonal Defense of Bob Dylan’s “Christmas In the Heart”

April 02, 2014 / by / 85 Comments

In an otherwise wonderfully insightful review of a new Bob Dylan tribute album, Grantland’s Steven Hyden took a few opportunities to take a big, steamy dump on Dylan’s 2009 Christmas In the Heart.  He refers to it as “that batshit Christmas album” and ranks it as Dylan’s second worst opus ever. I humbly disagree.

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