The first text came in that said “RIP Kobe.” It was to a basketball-oriented texting group, and I simply assumed he was referring to Lebron passing him in career points the night before.
RIP Deadspin Yesterday, I lost one of my favorite websites, Deadspin.com. As my good friend Dave Harrell pointed out, it was also the 4-year anniversary of the loss of another beloved site, Grantland. As has been pointed out many other times online, this isn’t the true death of Deadspin, which will likely exist as a … Read more
RIP: The Death of Grantland Last week, ESPN announced that publishing of Grantland.com would be suspended immediately. Since the unceremonious exit of Bill Simmons from ESPN’s platforms, including the Grantland site he founded, the demise of the website seemed inevitable. The loss of Grantland is profound. In an age of terrible content-aggregating websites like Bleacher … Read more
The Inevitable Bill Simmons ESPN Divorce The divorce between ESPN and Bill Simmons seemed inevitable, and yet, John Skipper’s announcement that ESPN would not renew Simmons’ contract was stunning. Bill’s rise from writing a blog (when such a term was yet to exist) to the most influential sportswriter in the country was astonishing. I came … Read more