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The end of rowdy sports blogs?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-blogs22-2008jun22,0,2110951,full.story

    The money quote:
    Two years ago, I would have run with it," said Jason McIntyre, owner and operator of the Big Lead. "But as the blogs get bigger, you have to be careful about what you say . . . you can't go with the first rumor you hear."

    Fozzie pics anyone?
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    This is what is referred to as the market correcting itself.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess we don't have to worry about him anymore.
    Our little baby's all grows up.
  4. Deadspin takes TBL to task


  5. JCT89

    JCT89 Member

    Leitch is a fucking tool. The guy has sold out way more than McIntyre has.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    To be fair, selling out has been McIntyre's only accomplishment.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    How so?

    By writing a book? By leaving BLOGS! for a magazine? By not posting the absurd rumors that TBL runs with?
  8. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    shit, if the money was right, i'd sell out too.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Hope this trend holds true for all blogs. After all, doesn't someone begin to outgrow the term "Balls Deep" when they get 2-3 years out of college?
  10. Nope.
  11. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    A response from KSK.

    Here's the close:

    But, while we’re on the subject of a hypothetical battle royale, you’ll pardon me if I yawn while I contemplate his pointed barbs. Here’s McIntyre’s sharp-tongued response to a commenter who questioned his typically twisted syntax yesterday:

    Didn’t know EB Shrunk read the site. Good to know

    You know, it would be funny if it were an act. After one of McIntyre’s readers sends him this link — Lord knows he doesn’t read any blog posts that aren’t served to him over email — perhaps he can purchase his very own copy of the essential guide for anyone who cares about written communication, co-authored by the foremost American belletrist of the 20th century, E.B. White, and one of his professors, William Strunk. Strunk. With a T. You fucking clod.

    Until that happens, McIntyre, keep my name out your mouth, unless it’s to say, “Thank you, Matt Ufford, for having the decency to not reveal my identity while I was collecting paychecks and wasting oxygen at US Weekly.”

    Leave me to my nice little bubble of cheap jokes and frivolity, and get back to doing what you do best: counting your page views and sucking media cock.
  12. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    all i gotta say about that is "wokka wokka wokka"
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