Have you seen the new Deadspin yet?
They’ve taken the greatest sports blog of all time that was an essential daily stop while at the office and made a visit into a painful experience. I don’t know what type of contraption that is, but it’s not a sports blog anymore.
I realize they’re the experts. They set the trends–and I’m sure you’ll see a whole group of sports blogs with these type of themes popping up now. But I really hate that they’ve taken their site in this direction.
A.J. Dualerio is a good dude. We have exchanged e-mails with him quite a few times. He’s always there to give you a link–or he was before Deadspin changed their culture on what they wrote about and how they wrote it. Will Leitch was a great dude. He loved baseball and was one of our favorite writers so it initially made Deadspin a daily stop all the way back in 2006. But now, I doubt I’ll be checking the site too much anymore. They’ve turned into a highly formatted TMZ in my eyes. And they don’t care. They’re always going to have a gazillion readers.
But as a guy who hates change it’s always sad to see something you enjoyed take a change forever. So goes life.