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What Is State Lines?

Some time ago, a man had a vision.  He wanted to create an outlet for unique voices to communicate.  He wanted to take chances.  To come up with a few premises and ideas that the reader had never seen, and to be consistently entertaining day after day.  Then, that man figured out such a website already existed.  Well, it used to.  Grantland.com was started by Bill Simmons, and it was awesome.  ESPN decided to get rid of it, because ESPN is stupid.  Anyway, their loss is our gain!

So, the creators of State-Lines decided to rip off the concept of Grantland.  Consider it an homage.  There is, one distinct difference.  Grantland featured “a murderer’s row” of contributors including best selling authors and Pulitzer Prize winners.  State-Lines features… the other guys.  Instead of an all star team, we have a roster of every men (YOU too, can become a contributor).  But that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to offer.  On the pages of State-Lines, you will see commentary on sports, music, movies, and anything else that interests us.  We have pages with a ton of views, and we have some with hardly any.  The creator of Scrubs replied to one of our tweets, as did the director of Zombieland.  The great actor Barry Pepper reads our articles, as does the father of Jameis Winston.  What I’m trying to say is, we’re a pretty big deal.  Keep an eye on the site, our twitter or facebook, and as always, I hope you enjoy our stuff.

Jarrett Haas