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Duke Denies Grantland Credentials to Rivalry Game With UNC

You’d think with names like Bill Simmons, Charles Pierce and Chuck Klosterman on its roster, plus the backing of ESPN, Grantland wouldn’t have any trouble getting its reporters credentialed to big events. You’d be wrong. Grantland writer Shane Ryan will not be allowed access to the big Duke/North Carolina basketball game this weekend, despite the pleas of his editor.

“The request was for a credential for one of their bloggers rather than one of their feature writers such as Bill Simmons,” Duke’s associate sports information director Matt Plizga told Poynter.

That decision did not go over too well with Simmons.

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Charles Pierce Lines Up Regular Gig with Grantland

Days after leaving his longtime home at the Boston Globe to become the head of Esquire‘s politics blog, Charles Pierce has accepted a regular gig at Bill Simmons‘ sports/pop culture startup Grantland. Pierce has already written a piece here and there for Grantland, but the New York Observer reports Pierce will now have a regular column on the site in addition to his Esquire duties. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Pierce will also write for The Triangle blog.

Charles Pierce Leaves The Boston Globe for Esquire

Charles Pierce, a writer for The Boston Globe since 2002, is leaving for a full time gig with Esquire’s political blog. Pierce has been a Contributing Editor for the magazine since 1997, but now he will be providing daily political posts in addition to features. Pierce said that the opportunity to comment on the country’s swirling political environment was too good to pass up.

“Ever since Norman Mailer followed Superman into the supermarket, Esquire has been at the forefront of explaining this complicated country’s complicated politics to its complicated self,” said Pierce. “Now, as we come into a presidential election, with a battered economy and two-and-a-half ongoing wars, and with one of our two major political parties seemingly succumbing to dementia, Esquire.com will bring that long tradition into a new era.  I look forward to helping make that process happen along with the talented stable of writers who also will contribute to the Politics Blog. And there will be fun. And snark.”

David Granger, Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief, was obviously excited about adding such a talented writer as Pierce. “Charlie is going to make Esquire.com’s ‘The Politics Blog’ one of the very few political blogs one has to read every day, all day,” he said.