NOTE: This post originally appeared on drewmagary.kinja.com under the headline “This Is How It’s Gonna Work,” but has migrated here because G/O Media is threatening to get rid of its DIY Kinja sites.
I resigned from Deadspin today. No more Funbag questions. No more Jamboroos. No more telling you why your team, and your children’s television program, and the St. Louis Cardinals, and Christmas catalogs, and mayonnaise all suck. At least, not here (or there, I should say; I no longer have posting privileges at Deadspin proper, and so I gotta post this to this here). Nothing stopping me from…
Within the Deadspin archives, you can find a fossil record of blog media’s defining tics across the last decade. It was, in turns, ambitious, game, reactionary, re-reactionary, accountable, stupid, disorganized, incompetent, prescient, very stupid, regrettable, necessary, resourceful, exhausting, and perfect. For a few years, every movie review referenced the Entourage movie.
More than the portfolio pieces, which stand up to those of any contemporary sports publication, these fleeting, stupid posts that filled up the blogroll most days represent what it was like to work there, and more broadly, what it was like to work at a blog.