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The Big Lead Gets the Last Laugh

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Jun 1, 2010.

  1. OK - haters have at it. The Big Lead was just sold for "low seven figures".


    Jason McIntyre must be laughing all the way to the bank.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Didn't need more proof there was no god, guess we got it anyway.

    Congrats to him, I guess. Not much of a journalistic morality tale, that's for sure.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Good for him.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Does Fozzie get a cut of that?
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Will he use that low seven figures to kill newspapers or go to strip joints?
  6. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Good for him.

    I have no problem with anyone getting paid. Wonder if he'll continue to run it.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Ah, the old axiom that money makes right. The hell it does.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member


    Never did I say money makes right. I feel that Jason -- just like any athlete -- is worth whatever someone decides to pay them. If someone decides to pay him seven figures, then I have no jealousies and hope he uses it wisely.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Jealousies, no. Sadness as to what is apparently valued, yes
  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    He's a blogger. He's not selling crack to kids.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is there going to be any way to independently verify this sale price? Are we talking about a public company and a corporate filing? It has happened before on the new frontier, and neither side would be above throwing a wild number out there for publicity purposes.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'm very happy for Jason, who, from the time I first met him, has had the wacky idea that sports/celebrity/gossip was the wave of the future and was his path to success and riches.
    He's a smart guy, he could have gone as far as he wanted to in the sportswriting business because he is a very talented writer when he is focused on writing.
    I was his supervisor/editor for a few years and he drove me crazy at times. But my SE and I used to talk about how good he could be if we ever found a way to rein him in. But Jason had other ideas, usually marched to his own drummer and kept talking about making his mark in the way the Big Lead has.
    In an odd way, I'm really proud of him. He did what he set out to do by working at it and sticking with it ... even if we more conventional old-school types (hi, dooley!) didn't always agree with his methods.

    All I honestly can say is congratulations, JMac.
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