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ESPN and Deadspin Set for Showdown over Grantland Trademark

Last Friday, ESPN gave bloggers everywhere something to write about when it abruptly jettisoned arguably its best known personality, Bill Simmons. Deadspin – a direct competitor with ESPN’s online properties – has spilled a Simmonsesque amount of ink since the news broke, publishing no less than 10 posts related to the subject. The majority of the posts are not so kind to Simmons. (Editor’s Note: I am a huge fan of Simmons, Grantland, and Deadspin) One of the posts asks, “So, Who Should Run Grantland Now?” The post seems to assume that the name “Grantland” belongs to ESPN and not Deadspin. Most people […]

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