It was sad to see Grantland close. There are about ten blogs and smaller sites that I bookmark to read during spare time and that was one. There was a wonderful range, and yet it still always seemed to land in sports and pop culture. The writing was excellent.
It's a bummer to see it go, but it's a nice feeling that it stopped while it was still good. Seinfeld is always admired because it never got bad. I think Jon Stewart did the same.
But my favorite example is Gary Larsen and The Far Side. He stopped doing those long before they got bad. So they'll always be good.
He has asked that fans not re-post his work on the web. So I won't. But if you've never seen the cartoon, search around. I think you'll laugh.