Close Reading: Did Grantland Rice Misquote Grantland Rice's Most Famous…

Not long ago, the staff of ESPN's Grantland objected to a letter published by our Grantland Comments and Corrections Desk, which argued that the site's slogan misquoted Grantland Rice. After extensive research, Deadspin has concluded that Grantland's version of the slogan is valid. The irregularity is the result of… » 7/18/11 12:49pm 7/18/11 12:49pm

Why Grantland Rice Sucked

Grantland Rice was everything his namesake website should aspire not to be. He was a pandering mythmaker who wrote verse and prose the way Thomas Kinkade paints carriage lanes ("The Hills of Fame still beckon where the Paths of Glory lead …"). Reading him today is not unlike looking at your maiden aunt's collection of… » 6/08/11 4:25pm 6/08/11 4:25pm