Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011


The Web is already well equipped with outstanding sites on every known athletic pursuit. Is there room for one more? Absolutely, if that site is Grantland, the new creation of one of today's finest sportswriters, Bill Simmons. The ESPN-owned site has a roster of contributors that's formidable and a mission that's broad enough to include wrestling music, Canadian rodeo and even movies about monkeys. (A meaningful minority of the stories are about pop culture rather than sports.) Grantland is named for legendary sports scribe Grantland Rice (1880–1954), and is a fitting tribute to his memory.