“Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” will be profiling Deadspin, along with steroid guru Victor Conte, Mike Tyson, and NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, in an upcoming episode. I wonder if they’ll talk about that 17-year-old girl that Mark Sanchez kept texting.
*Deadspin. The gossip column in the daily newspaper used to be the most dreaded place for major sports figures to see their names in bold – until Deadspin.com emerged with the motto “Without access, discretion, or favor.” [sic]
By adhering to its mission, the site has carved out a unique niche in the digital media landscape. Enormously popular, Deadspin has become a significant newsmaker by demonstrating a willingness to post the most personal material about sports headliners.
Some people are bent out of shape about the style of news that A.J. Daulerio and Co. are publishing these days, even going as far to call it “non-news.” Obviously, I’m biased, and obviously I disagree. It can’t be any worse than Mary Carillo getting Twitter lessons from Peter King. That was like watching paint dry.