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Pearlman leaves ESPN for SI

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I saw this on www.thebiglead.com

    I've always liked Jeff's stuff. Big loss for the WWL.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    You smell smoke, well that's the bridge Pearlman just burned. At least he can say it like it is.

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    ESPN has been hiring way too many people lately. It's going to catch up to them at some point, if it hasn't already.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    He's spot on.

    Burnt bridges are overrated.
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Didn't see this posted anywhere, but I believe Jeff MacGregor has gone to espnmag full time.
  6. Apparently he didn't burn any bridges at SI on the way out.
  7. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Pearlman's going to SI.com, not SI. That's a significant distinction in many ways, including salary, I would imagine.
  8. jeff.pearlman

    jeff.pearlman Member

    Not trying to be a goober, but I meant no offense; wasn't my intent to call anyone out. I loved writing for ESPN—editors were cool, exposure was great. Zero complaints. But media companies are cutting back these days—ESPN.com (I assumed) included. So I saw the writing on the wall ... knew—as a non-contract writer—I wouldn't be getting regular work. Anyhow, I've always considered myself a Sports Illustrated guy first and foremost ... blah, blah, blah.
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I hope it's not just the .com, the magazine needs the boost.
  10. I'm ecstatic for Jeff.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The magazine has always had great writers. Unfortunately, they get buried under 70 pages of bullshit and inane graphics.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, that magazine is filled with incredible journalism that nobody reads. The writers there all know it and they're really fucking pissed about it too.
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