Rage doesn’t fit the conversation because the timeline doesn’t match up — they formed in ’91, and broke up in 2000.
And you’re right that Grantland always leaned left, but I got a sense that Corporate kept that in check a little bit. I’m personally conservative, but I enjoy well-written and thought out pieces from both sides of the aisle. I could wish the site was a little less echo-chambery, but I might as well wish the same of the National Review. People need to be less allergic to opposing viewpoints.