And our boy Gonzo took us up on the free post! Gonzo, who has a Phillies tattoo, is best known for hitting a bases-clearing double in his first at-bat of the Little League World Series tournament and for participating in the 2006 World Series of Darts. He claims to resemble Chris Elliott, Dr. Greene from ER, Jerry Seinfeld and, our favorite, former Giants pitcher Kirk Reuter.
Gonzo weighs in on the Buzz Bissinger fiasco from the perspective of a blog and MSM reader. Play nice...
"The future in the hands of guys like you is really, really gonna dumb us down to a degree that I don't know we can recover from."- Buzz Bissinger talking about Deadspin's WIll Leitch on Costas NOW.I have to admit, he may be right.
I hope you aren't getting all riled up, because I would hate for someone to form an opinion about me without hearing the entire story. The same way you may have formed an opinion of Matt Leinart after a scandalous picture of him holding a beer bong on Deadspin before hearing THAT entire story (This one's a quickie. He's 24 years old and has millions of dollars. Would he be better off posing for the Wall Street Journal holding a stock ticker?).
How many times have you Googled Deadspin or The Big Picture in order to get last night's scores? None. I save that for ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports. How many times have you gone to similar blogs to get a firm, solid, true sports opinion on why Carmona wasn't pulled in the eighth inning? The answer is none. I save that for Joe Sportswriter who has been in the press box for 162 games per year for the last 24 years. I will gladly read his column top to bottom. How many times have you gone to a blog that is purely satire to grasp the essence of the walk-off homer, three point buzzer beater, or the breakaway goal in overtime? I'm sorry to say, the answer is none.
BUT, how many times have you clicked the link to your favorite blog to see pictures of David Beckham staring at a cheerleader's ass? LeBron James wearing a Yankees cap at an Indians game? Photos of Erin Andrews looking saucy while reporting that snoozer of a Big Ten game? To see who advanced in the "Who Would You Do?" Bracket? (How the hell did Cavs Amanda lose anyway?)
The answer: EVERY SINGLE DAY.
The future of sports media is NOT in the hands of Will Leitch, AJ Daulerio or anyone going by the name of Balls Deep. The future of sports media is NOT in the hands of Rstiles or Gmoney posting their crude, yet clever opinions on the hotness of the cheerleader of the week.
If the future of sports media is in the hands of bloggers, then you have to admit, Buzz may be right.