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Deadspin savages Whitlock and The Undefeated

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

    A long, but worthwhile read about SJ's favorite writer and his leadership - or lack thereof - at The Undefeated, ESPN's black version of Grantland.

    If you don't wade through the whole thing, the closing paragraph is just a ferocious takedown of Whitlock.

    "Whitlock is a social commentator with a 15-year-old’s understanding of American history and a 75-year-old’s appreciation for pop culture."
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    And suddenly, Bill Simmons seems like a low-maintenance model employee.
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  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    People who have worked with him have said ever since his Oprah appearance, which came during the Rutgers "Nappy Headed Hoes" debacle, Whitlock has seemed to think he's on a different planet than other writers/columnists.

    He basically said, "He always had a giant ego, but was tolerable. Then he went on Oprah and started to think the world revolves around him."
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And they waited to post this on Whitlock's birthday.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Reading it now but I have a short attention span and saw "Uplift" and am willing to bet that Jason loves this Rakim song, which plays into his raison de etre ...

    Pretty good read so far.
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Greg Howard is the new Scoop Jackson. Whitlock couldn't have asked for a better foil.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They'd need to up a year to 400 days long.
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Hey, he's the best soccer writer Deadspin's got.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Wtf ever happened to Scoop Jackson?
    That's a name from the past.
  10. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    God damn, these stories are always so long.
  11. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Howard can be full of shit, but long as it is, that's good stuff. Whitlock comes off terribly.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That was some pretty cringe-worthy reading. I mean, I can't even imagine having to work for someone like that.

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