First, a brief synopsis if you’re not familiar: Yesterday, Deadspin upper management sent out a memo demanding that its writers stick to sports. Deadspin being Deadspin decided to not do that. This led to the firing of their longest tenured and most prolific blogger, Barry Petchesky, who is a very good writer with a very bad chest tattoo.
In last 24 hours nearly all of deadspin’s writers and editors have quit out of solidarity. I know that it’s a polarizing website, but the amount of quality investigative journalism (Manti Two’s fake girlfriend) and astonishingly stupid but funny content (Cereals, ranked, anything by Drew Magary) is of no equal.
Whatever is left of deadspin, it won’t be the same. Goodbye, old friend.