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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:19 am

The old deadspin guys and gals start their own site. Subscription based.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:41 am

Was just coming to post this!

Will be subscribing!

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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:46 am

They probably need to work on hiring some black people to avoid the Simmons trap.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:47 am

Considering they have a trans writer, I would think they'd be a little more open to POC writers than Simmons would be.
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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:56 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
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Considering they have a trans writer, I would think they'd be a little more open to POC writers than Simmons would be.
Oh I think so, too, but the picture of them all in the zoom call isn't exactly a melting pot.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:01 am

I really have to assume they are on that. They've had some incredibly talented black voices in the past that moved on from them. I wish they could get a few of them back. Time to find new voices.

I just subscribed.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:40 am

This genuinely perked up my day.

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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:47 am

I know (eyeballing) 10 out of 18 white dudes isn't cause for celebration, but I imagine that's still pretty diverse for the sportswriting industry.

MAITREYI ANANTHARAMAN
TOM LEY
ALBERT BURNEKO
DAVE MCKENNA
DREW MAGARY
DAN MCQUADE
SAMER KALAF
KELSEY MCKINNEY
BILLY HAISLEY
DIANA MOSKOVITZ
GIRI NATHAN
PATRICK REDFORD
LAUREN THEISEN
CHRIS THOMPSON
LUIS PAEZ-PUMAR
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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:48 am

It's true. It is not like a 80s sports page by any means.
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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:50 am

And on the same day ...
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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:58 am

Also signed up.
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Post by sancarlos » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:33 am

Great news
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:45 am

May I ask which level you're selecting? As someone who will very likely not take advantage of most of the additional items that come at the $99 level (commenting, live Q&A's, etc.), do you feel the newsletter may include things to help "make it worth" the additional $30/year? It need not be a particularly high bar, but just want to know what you think.
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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:52 am

If I sign up, and I probably will, I will do the base level. I think I commented like 5 times total at deadspin.
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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:57 am

If it was $69 to comment and $99 not to, I would have done the $99.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:06 am

Right. I'm just trying to find out if anyone thinks the $30 for the newsletter will be worth it.
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Post by Ryan » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:14 am

I did it just because. Another $2.50/mo for some extra amount of something I've truly missed on devices I'm in front of all day long for the forseeable future.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:17 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:06 am
Right. I'm just trying to find out if anyone thinks the $30 for the newsletter will be worth it.
I went $99 just to give a little extra support to their effort.

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Post by travzilla » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:47 pm

I'm most excited for the Roth and Magary podcast to comeback, Deadcast was easily the one I got happiest about when a new episode showed up. Although I guess I just assumed it would be free. Have they said if its available for subscribers only?

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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:51 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:17 am
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:06 am
Right. I'm just trying to find out if anyone thinks the $30 for the newsletter will be worth it.
I went $99 just to give a little extra support to their effort.
Lawyers man. Wait. You didn’t go to that level.
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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:53 pm

travzilla wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:47 pm
I'm most excited for the Roth and Magary podcast to comeback, Deadcast was easily the one I got happiest about when a new episode showed up. Although I guess I just assumed it would be free. Have they said if its available for subscribers only?
I love both of their writing but man I did not dig the podcast. I really am just not a podcast guy I think.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:11 pm

A_B wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:53 pm
travzilla wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:47 pm
I'm most excited for the Roth and Magary podcast to comeback, Deadcast was easily the one I got happiest about when a new episode showed up. Although I guess I just assumed it would be free. Have they said if its available for subscribers only?
I love both of their writing but man I did not dig the podcast. I really am just not a podcast guy I think.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm

Never really got into Deadspin. Feel like a real outsider right now.
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govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Never really got into Deadspin. Feel like a real outsider right now.
Yup.
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:08 am

In the last two years before they were torn apart from corporate raiders, their political stuff was as clear and concise about where things were at the moment and where it was heading as anything out there. They were literally one of few progressive sets of voices before they were silenced. It's why the "stick to sports" crap from their last media takeover overlords was what drove them to quit. They understood that you cannot separate sports from society at large. It is REALLY good their voices are coming back collectively.

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tennbengal wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:08 am
In the last two years before they were torn apart from corporate raiders, their political stuff was as clear and concise about where things were at the moment and where it was heading as anything out there. They were literally one of few progressive sets of voices before they were silenced. It's why the "stick to sports" crap from their last media takeover overlords was what drove them to quit. They understood that you cannot separate sports from society at large. It is REALLY good their voices are coming back collectively.
Plus, Jambaroo.
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And bear videos. I miss those.

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govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Never really got into Deadspin. Feel like a real outsider right now.
To be fair, this was more of a cultural blind spot than an "I don't get, or like, this" type of thing.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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govmentchedda wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:06 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Never really got into Deadspin. Feel like a real outsider right now.
To be fair, this was more of a cultural blind spot than an "I don't get, or like, this" type of thing.
Yup again.
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Post by The Sybian » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:19 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:06 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Never really got into Deadspin. Feel like a real outsider right now.
To be fair, this was more of a cultural blind spot than an "I don't get, or like, this" type of thing.
Yeah, people in here talked about Deadspin a lot, and I read a bunch of linked articles, but never get into it.
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Post by mister d » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:59 pm

Late deadspin may have had the clearest group moral compass on the internet. I have no doubt they would have set one of their own on fire if caught doing the things they were constantly calling out others for.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:52 pm

Don't get me wrong, I'd go there every now and then, but it was sort of like top 40 radio for me in that I never really researched the authors like I do indie bands.
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