Grantland, perhaps the best “smart sports” website ever launched, closed down recently. We all know why it happened — because Bill Simmons left — but what can be learned from Grantland’s demise? What does this say about the writing marketplace?
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Subject: Goodbye, Grantland
— What does Grantland being closed down say about the current market for quality writing?
— Why does the reaction for Grantland closing remind Danny of #ThoughtsAndPrayers, and why does it remind Rivers of waiters?
— What happens when big corporations try to get a hold of niche content?
— Money and the non-issue that money was.
— The lack of investment in Grantland on a day-to-day level and what that says about Grantland and ESPN.
— How much can a company host intelligent discussion about a broadcast partner? Going back to Simmons’ infamous suspension over Roger Goodell. How far are the networks beholden to the NFL?
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