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ESPN Exploring Sale of FiveThirtyEight

By the time mid-term election season really heats up, Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight will in all likelihood have a different platform than ESPN. The Big Lead has learned that ESPN is exploring its options to sell or otherwise divest from the brand. 372 more words

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Zach Lowe ESPN archive

For reasons that remain unclear, ESPN doesn’t make it easy to read Zach Lowe, the most respected journalist covering the NBA right now. The site doesn’t keep archives for any of its writers, so going back to read Lowe’s work is a pain. 2,281 more words


Final Project Brainstorm

I am still unsure of what I would like to do for my final project. I have been trying to observe things around campus and Duluth looking for a need my website could fill. 424 more words


How We're Different

Most websites in the general interest area of mine fall into either category that I cover — sports or music. I not only cover both, which some of the other sites do, but I often intertwine the two in ways others do not. 159 more words


Frank Deford's final public words

Almost fifteen years ago, I attended a public lecture by Frank Deford, who applied his winding wit and signature vocal timbre to the athletic matters of the day: drugs, collegiate sports, and, of course, soccer culture, his great nemesis. 725 more words


Dear ESPN: find Harris Wittels’ wrestling figures

Bill Simmons hosted Aziz Ansari on his podcast on May 11 ahead of Ansari’s second season of the masterful Master of None (more on that season soon). 540 more words


Oral Histories are All the Rage and Need to Stop

I blame Bill Simmons and Grantland for many things including the current trend of smug, middle-aged, white men from New England telling everyone with whom they cross paths that their opinion is the most real and relevant.  344 more words