Grantland is now up and running. Grantland is Bill Simmons’ new sports/pop culture thing with ESPN. Grantland will feature long-form articles and has an impressive roster of contributors including Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman, Katie Baker, Molly Lambert, and others. The New York Times Magazine did a great profile of the new site last weekend. The site takes its name from the legendary early 20th century sportswriter Grantland Rice.
In some respects, Grantland is meant as an antidote to the revolution Simmons helped start. The site will more closely resemble a traditional print publication than a Web site. Its name is a homage to the legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice; its designer is a former art director for New York magazine and Esquire. Unlike news aggregators like The Huffington Post, Grantland will feature only exclusive content. Stories will run long and often include original reporting.
A lot of people have been disappointed that Grantland doesn’t have an RSS Feed. It’s a little hard to find, but it does. Here is the official RSS feed for Grantland. Try this if you’re looking for the full-article feed for Grantland.
UPDATE: Upon frequent request, here is the RSS feed to ESPN’s Page2.