Sports Matter: Will Leitch

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  1. I’m not sure of the status of Deadspin back in 2005 when it was founded. But I’m not a fan. Are you aware of the kind of muckraking this site currently deals in?

    http://deadspin.com/5755011/the-somewhat-romantic-story-of-mark-sanchez-and-a-17+year+old-girl

    I mean WTF. Let’s not celebrate this site. “Great work” indeed.

    • It’s changed quite a bit since ’05 – ’06. The site has been successful in its new form, at the very least.

    • P, that’s just lovely sentiment. Back when Will ran Deadspin, it was all about Mom and apple pie and Chevy Trucks and your old dog Sparky. And pictures of Kyle Orton getting shitfaced, and making fun of Holley Mangold, and poking its nose into Mike Tiico’s marital difficulties, and You’re With Me Leather, and Joselio Hanson’s cock.

      Yeah, it’s changed quite a bit since ’05. Its been a bit more honest.

  2. Henry Vandenburgh says:

    As a martial artist and a guy who lettered in track in high school a million years ago, I’m suspicious of team sports, especially now that they’re played by guys (and gals) who are more and more physical exceptions, rather than normal people.

    I have a suspicion that football especially is corporatist in a bad way. I used to hate the way guys would natter away in football metaphors rather than do hard analysis in the days when I was in corporate management.

    Basketball is more and more about “stars.” Less and less about effective team players. European teams have whipped our all-star team’s butts because these prima donnas can’t cooperate.

    We have a national obesity epidemic, and many people only enjoy sports vicariously.

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