There’s definitely a hypocrisy element at work here: if her ratings were better, this would be smoothed over, etc.
I’ve been here off and on since...2006? or so. While at some point I downsized my Deadspin time, I never quit, even though I had more enlightened minority blog friends who explained in detail why the site was so awful. But yeah, I can go down a similar list of incidents without even repeating anything on your list.…
Yeah, we’re all really selective about what we remember to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt, but usually some people knew it was wrong. Founding Fathers is an example, Ben Franklin figured out it was wrong, so you can’t claim that “it was a different time and no one said anything.”
Love the St. Augustine quote. Yeah, fair. But I think experience matters a bit more than age, although they’re of course a bit interchangeable. If a man doesn’t have an experience where (1) a woman is clearly superior to you in your favorite thing and/or (2) you’re pushed to care deeply about a woman’s feelings…
Your point on empathy is a good one. Many of my blogging regrets now were because of my previous lack of empathy. My mindset back then was “I meant well, so how can this woman complain that my column on, say, Serena Williams is bad? I’m the good guy!” Uh, no.
Yeah that was an interesting revisionist moment.
The other issue too is that if Barstool wants to go back 10 years for comparison, they were always way worse. Barstool has a lot more to lose at every step.
“Twelve years ago, I received no such feedback; in fact, it was the opposite—all those +1s. I was allowed and encouraged to be cruel, and so I was.”
Good points. But I kind of like this as an update into how the WNBA star system is evolving, and a comparison point for the NBA. (The author wasn’t explicit about that, understandably, but I kind of see it). The strategy of moving to a top market/home now and looking to collect players around you later didn’t work for…
I enjoyed the DS “What have you done for me today” perspective when I thought it was a sly joke on media coverage of the Cup. Not so sure anymore.
If you were to rank Belgium, England, and Portugal in order as to which goes deepest in the tournament, what would be your ordering?
It’s a fantastic story. I can’t embed, but the video Dennis linked to of her after the race is great too.
Nice try Dennis, but I think that the Sixers are already destined for greatness. First, start with a point guard who can’t shoot, and then add a center who can’t run. For robustness, add another point guard who can’t shoot behind the first point guard who can’t shoot, just in case the first point guard gets hurt. Fill…
Yeah, I agree with this. If some important stranger wanted to talk about a famous person in my town/college, why wouldn’t I want to do the talking? Why would I say “Hey, talk to someone else?”
Just to show how close the playoffs truly are:
Try a different browser, maybe. I run into it about 50% of the time, not quite sure why.
That overhead angle is fantastic, thanks. Shows the difficulty even more.
I’d enjoy seeing The Long Winter get the slow Scandinavian Horror treatment.
The First Four Years is almost an American re-telling of the Book of Job and I’ve tried to forget it. But glad it got mentioned, ha.
That’s a great question. I would assume goal is just to make the play-offs and get some high-level experience. The tricky question for me is Philly’s ceiling. It’s tempting to think they could pull an upset.