*Deadspin is back for three days only.
At the end of 2019, big corporation came down on good journalism yet again. In November, G/O Media
giant f**king asshat editorial director, Paul Maidment told the writers at Deadspin to “stick to sports.” Yep, that’s right, the giant conglomerate told a bunch of authors known for such incredible pieces such as:
- The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate
- This Is How You Erase A Woman From Her Own Story
- My Husband Is Dying Every Day
and maybe the absolutely most important one if you only read one:
that their work should be less political. In a word, f**k off. Yes, I know that’s two words. F**k you too, I suppose. I’m fired up.
Well guess what, thanks to tech company Dashlane*, they’re back to cover the Super Bowl! Today, tomorrow, and Sunday, some of your favorite Deadspin writers will be doing what they do best. Writing hilarious blog posts, and maybe holding truth to power.
And giving a big f**k you to G/O media. Who deserve it.
You can follow the articles they’re writing this weekend at UNNAMED TEMPORARY SPORTS BLOG.
Deadspin’s Impact on The Turf
On a personal note, I loved Deadspin. I trusted them to speak in a language I understood, using a level of sarcasm and satire that I found allowed them to go even farther, and make their point for them. I always hoped I could write an article for them someday. During my time writing for The Turf, I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from them for the articles that I’ve written that I’m most proud of:
- Who Deserves Immortality?
- Sports Don’t F**king Matter
- Shock Jocks: Where’s the Line?
- Who to Root For in the Super Bowl, According to Astrology
- What’s in a Name? When Tradition and Progress Collide
I am so excited to read every single article that comes up over the weekend. You can bet I will be laughing, thinking, and cursing the day that G/O Media effectively destroyed some of the best sports journalism on the internet. We can’t thank them enough for giving us a view of the kind of website we hope to be.
And I’m so f**king excited that they’re back.
*For full disclosure, I work for Dashlane as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Product Officer. I promise that they have not asked me to write this article, nor was I part of the team who made this decision. I had a full squee breakdown when they announced to the company they were doing this, and every single feeling in this article is my true reaction regardless of who pays my bills on a week to week basis.
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