Once Bill Simmons walked out of the doors of Grantland, people knew it would never be the same.
Now that many other staffers have left, some to follow Simmons and others to branch out, there was only one thing for ESPN to do (allegedly). They are suspending the publication, effective immediately. Five months after the depature of the site's creator, it is no more.
"After careful consideration, we have 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."
Simmons tweeted shortly after to give his thoughts.
This comes a huge blow to the loyal followers and staff of Grantland. Some had to find out on Twitter about the decision of ESPN.
One of Grantland's more-known writers, Zach Lowe, summed up the feelings of most.