ESPN's Piano Man

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Last Friday, ESPN announced the shuttering of Grantland, a sports and culture site that distinguished itself with longform journalism and thoughtful analysis. According to ESPN's former ombudsman, Robert Lipsyte, the site stood out as "a beacon in a sludge field". Lipsyte talks to Bob about the self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" and its ever-fraught relationship with honest coverage of the sports it pays billions to broadcast.

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