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second volume of Grantland is another collection of some of the best
sports and entertainment writing out there. Hits to the head in hockey,
the Sandusky scandal, the Brewers, Eddie Murphy’s career arc, the Blur
Offense, and Charlotte Hornets’ teal. Whatever the topic, these are
insightful and entertaining essays.
— From Grantland Vol 2
is a collaboration between McSweeney's and Grantland
, the popular website founded and edited by Bill Simmons. It features the best long-form sports and culture writing from the site as well as new print exclusives, delivered in a lavishly designed, full-color book. Issue 2 has a dust jacket that unfolds to reveal a double-sided poster with an intricate, gorgeous piece of original art on one side, and, on the reverse, a reprint of the rare 1970s poster of George "The Ice Man" Gervin from Nike.
Issue 2 also includes:
-Bill Simmons writing about the career of Eddie Murphy
-An interview with Don DeLillo about Underworld on the 60th anniversary of the Shot Heard 'Round the World
-Chad Harbach on his experience at the Milwaukee Brewers' last game of the 2011 season
-Charles P. Pierce and Michael Weinreb addressing the abuse scandal at Penn State
-Michael Schur (co-creator of Parks and Recreation) on the dismal collapse of the 2011 Red Sox.