It’s been three Internet days since the suicide of former Chargers great Junior Seau. Ever since the story broke, we’ve been waiting to get Grantland’s take on the tragic and potentially game-altering death. So far, nothing. We recognize Grantland often takes the long view on stories like these. But still. No blog post? No media roundup? Nothing?
Adam Yauch‘s obit was up before Seau’s. On a site primarily known for its sports coverage. Not good.
Grantland’s editorial base is in Los Angeles. It may just be the highest profile literary operation running on this side of the country. Junior Seau was a USC grad and a Southern California icon. This is your home turf, Grantland. Time to step it up and at least acknowledge the loss of a local hall-of-famer. Take your time with the big think piece–if you have one in the works. But if Deadspin, based in New York, has been able to dig up some decent Seau narratives, it shouldn’t take you guys three working days to pull together something. You’re in Southern California. This would be a good time to demonstrate you’re of Southern California.