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Deadspin's Dead
« on: November 01, 2019, 02:11:51 AM »
I figured this would be the best place for this, but Deadspin died. https://deadspin.com/was-deadspin-a-good-sports-blog-a-very-short-debate-1839529586

Sucks that fucking fund group drove it to the ground (and likely the rest of it as well). I mean, I know it Gawker (as a whole) was the greatest, but still. As you can guess, I frequented the place quite a bit. Shame that it is no more, at least for me.

Anyways, talk about it here. Or just go "good riddance" if you want to.

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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 02:22:20 AM »
I'm way out of the loop on current sports sites but occasionally I was linked to a good piece there and a lot of good writers were employed there. I hope they land on their feet soon.

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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 02:23:23 AM »
The Deadspin everyone revered wasn't the one that died this week.  That one died when Will Leitch passed the reigns to Daulerio and it was downhill from there.  Even Magary was losing his fastball with his Why Your Team Sucks feature.  There were a few good pieces here and there, but they fell into the clickbait trap just as often as any other site nowadays.

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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 02:26:35 AM »
It's tough to do Why Your Team Sucks every year because only so much happens in a year. I wish they would have opened it up more and did NHL, NBA, MLB.

I'll miss Drew, who writes on another site, but nothing else.
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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 02:56:42 AM »
The Deadspin everyone revered wasn't the one that died this week.  That one died when Will Leitch passed the reigns to Daulerio and it was downhill from there.  Even Magary was losing his fastball with his Why Your Team Sucks feature.  There were a few good pieces here and there, but they fell into the clickbait trap just as often as any other site nowadays.
That's very true, but still I feel bad just because of how it died. Dying to some hedgefund trying to milk out all the money it can just feels the wrongest way to die (for any company really).

Here's hoping that all 24 writers find new homes.

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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 03:09:08 AM »
It's been dead for a long time

I feel like there was a "Deadspin's Dead" post on TSM at some point close to a decade ago

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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 07:06:36 AM »
Like or hate Deadspin, private equity firms are AIDS.
I want Jimmy Fallon to be dead. That doesn't make me a bad person.

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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 12:46:01 PM »
No one else wanted to buy after Univision dumped it.
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Re: Deadspin's Dead
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Re: Deadspin's Dead
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2020, 10:01:40 AM »
I'm not sure how this guy got to make his money when he's dumb as fuck. I don't get how resignations are the same thing as striking.