Grantland Writers Past and Present Eulogize Site on Twitter

ESPN's announcement angered many

Grantland's final homepage. (Photo: Twitter)

Grantland’s final homepage. (Photo: Twitter)

The media world was in shock this afternoon when ESPN announced that it would no longer publish the longform sports and culture site Grantland. The network said in a statement that it had “decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.”

Grantland’s broad scope was a draw for many writers, who took to Twitter to mourn the demise of a site they loved writing for:

FiveThirtyEight, ESPN’s other umbrella website, is unaffected by the Grantland shutdown, according to editor in chief Nate Silver.

Grantland Writers Past and Present Eulogize Site on Twitter