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22 minutes ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

Oh boy. G-O just came up with what might be the absolute worst response possible.

 

 

The best part about that statement is

 

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No, the best part is that the "Layering Season" is the weekly NFL preview column written by Drew, their most popular talent (at least, he was until resigning.)

Is that all 10 staff writers now?

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David Roth has resigned, so I think that's all the major players gone.

Congratulations to Bix for being the last man standing at Deadspin.

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2 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

They just posted 3 stories on the site, two of which are about pro wrestling (lol).   

Honestly, Deadspin turning into a pro graps site just because some venture capitalist didn't know what the fuck they had bought is an amazing outcome. 

So Bix will be running Deadspin soon.

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He said on Twitter that his column on ACH today was his last for Deadspin

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8 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

He said on Twitter that his column on ACH today was his last for Deadspin

Well shit.

Congratulations to new Deadspin EIC Fat Spanish Waiter.

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I'm legit bummed about the whole thing. I probably spend most of my online time at one of the sites in that group. AV Club, Kotaku and The Root are still going, but it sure seems like the clock is ticking.

I'm not sure what the fuck site is going to replace Deadspin for me. I picked up a year sub to The Athletic when they had a sale, but other than Sean McIndoe (who's shtick does get repetitive), there's been nothing to really grab me and I've only read sporadically for the few odd months I've had it. The Ringer? Fuck that, I don't need a site of 20 Bill Simmons clones. How could Grantland have been so good and The Ringer such trash.

Without Splinter...I feel so out of the loop of what's going on in the States since it was shut down. Is Donald Trump still doing his thing down there? And the DNC Primary...that's still going on right?

And Brexit, I was used to getting consistent and hilarious coverage of it....

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lol, so Jim whatshisface hired a freelancer to write an article for Deadspin.  The writer, Alan Goldsher, was promptly ratioed into powder, and now he has also quit. 

 

 

The cynic in me though says, I'm sure being labeled a 'scab' isn't a good look when you want to get a full time gig writing in a very pro-union environment. 

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/deadspin-scab-alan-goldsher-tells-all-go-media-just-wanted-to-get-things-going-again

Jim "Herb" Spanfeller really underestimated how many people have been paying attention to this story and how many sympathetic writers there are out there. Some of whom wrote for the site (Ashley Feinberg and co) or are just friends of the writers. And all of whom are mentally noting what may become of them one day.

I don't know if it's good or bad but I'm now using twitter more since it's the best way to follow what's going on. Considering that I really started using twitter after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake...

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Looks like somebody forgot to change the social media passwords:

 

 

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And Barstool is up for sale.

Now I would say "life comes at you fast" but since they are supposedly being sold to a Gambling firm, the staff is reportedly thrilled that basically they are just going to talk about sports gambling

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1 minute ago, RIPPA said:

And Barstool is up for sale.

Now I would say "life comes at you fast" but since they are supposedly being sold to a Gambling firm, the staff is reportedly thrilled that basically they are just going to talk about sports gambling

Tbh, Dave Portnoy going to jail for sportsbook RICO charges would be the greatest way to honor Deadspin's legacy by the Justice Dept.  

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Mike Francesa will retire from his afternoon WFAN radio show... again... this December

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1 minute ago, RIPPA said:

Mike Francesa will retire from his afternoon WFAN radio show... again... this December

Can he PLEASE stay gone this time?

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When they do the Mike Francesa movie, I have the perfect casting.

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3 hours ago, RIPPA said:

 

It was never officially confirmed but Paul "Stick to Sports" Maidment is the one most likely responsible for the "Deadspin Staff" posts over the weekend according to several people.  

 

Fwiw, Magary and a couple of others have shown up on Vice now:  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vb58dx/what-is-the-most-thrown-away-food

And while Vice got rid of their Sports team a few months ago, poaching all of Deadspin's staff wouldn't be the dumbest idea. 

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We live in a world where an extemely rich guy bought Deadspin and immediately did something to alienate the entire staff enough to quit.  As far as I can tell, there isn't another extremely rich person who said, "Shit, let me call all of these people to start my own site."  Basically what I'm saying is, either there is absolutely no more money in journalism, or there is not a single rich person who believes in the value of journalism.  I don't know which one is worse.

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Burneko has already done a story for Vice about the Warriors.

Blogging is hard.

Anyway, I believe David Roth's gig before joining Deadspin was...working at Vice Sports.

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9 minutes ago, supremebve said:

We live in a world where an extemely rich guy bought Deadspin and immediately did something to alienate the entire staff enough to quit.  As far as I can tell, there isn't another extremely rich person who said, "Shit, let me call all of these people to start my own site."  Basically what I'm saying is, either there is absolutely no more money in journalism, or there is not a single rich person who believes in the value of journalism.  I don't know which one is worse.

Tangential to this - this came out today from the new owners of Sports Illustrated

 

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Well, I mean, since 90% of ESPN now is ass clowns throwing out the worst hot takes to scream at each other for an hour, there's a point.  But I do keep up with Basketball by watching The Jump, so there are still people at ESPN I'm a fan of.  But yeah, I watched ESPN back in the day for Patrick, Olberman, Scott, and Ley.  

I get more convinced people that run shit have no idea how to actually run the shit they run.

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I absolutely was a fan of SI as a kid, and of ESPN during the Dan and Keith or Stu and Rich days. 

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