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post #23806 of 27250
espn cancelled it so we have no access to any of their brilliant writers' articles or podcasts during the nfl or nba season, no biggie.
post #23807 of 27250
It was shutdown on Thursday or Friday of last week. You can still access old content but the site will no longer produce any new content. This really sucks since Grantland had great content.
post #23808 of 27250
Simmons is a flaming douche as well as a good writer, so I'm conflicted about his leaving - there's a pro and a con.

But there's nothing good about them shutting down the other brilliant writers on that site. Disappointing.
post #23809 of 27250
Lots of the writers found out about layoffs on Twitter.

Pretty sad
post #23810 of 27250
It was a big loss leader and their parent company cut ESPN's budget by $100 million so it had to go
post #23811 of 27250
i mean...it depends. on whose word you trust on how much it was losing, or whether or not it actually was. and on how you well you think they advertised it. and on what espn wants to do from here on forth. seems they've firmly planted themselves in the blatherblatherblather game and removed just about any substance. we'll see what the undefeated does if it ever comes around.


all of you guys who complain about overpaid athletes: jeremy lamb just got a contract extension for 3 more years for $21M. Another reminder that that's more than isaiah thomas is making.
post #23812 of 27250

Never mind, it's the Hornets.

post #23813 of 27250
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

It was a big loss leader and their parent company cut ESPN's budget by $100 million so it had to go

I read Simmons saying that Grantland was about break even.
post #23814 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

all of you guys who complain about overpaid athletes: jeremy lamb just got a contract extension for 3 more years for $21M. Another reminder that that's more than isaiah thomas is making.

In fairness, I'm kind of the only one that complains about overpaying. Lamb has done little to warrant even a 10 day contract.
post #23815 of 27250
I mean you didn't think Kawhi deserved max when it was pretty obvious....

But Jeremy lamb? Why....


Also I keep instinctively looking up grantland. I didn't think ESPN would lie about it and I thought everybody was saying grantland loses money for a long time before it got shut down. But yeah. Maybe biased sources
Edited by indesertum - 11/2/15 at 6:17pm
post #23816 of 27250
it certainly wasn't profitable, that's for sure. but i'm sure both sides were "at fault" for it: simmons wanted more and more and more resources, exposure, and placement, while espn didn't give them the exposure they wanted and played the rest of the grantland staff for fools. meanwhile they keep skip bayless (? million) and stephen a smith (3.5M/yr) and chris berman (3M/yr) employed.
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post #23818 of 27250
What the fuck? Stephen a and skip bayless get paid that much to say retarded shit and get all uptight and indignant about dumb slights?

God save us
post #23819 of 27250
Just got back from the Wolves-Blazers game. Was fucking livid during that last minute. I usually give the refs the benefit of the doubt but that was straight buuuuuullshit. I'm hoarse from booing them.
post #23820 of 27250
PS-Damian Lillard is really good. When a player on the opposing team pisses you off while making you wish he'd just quit, you got something special.
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