Ho-lee crap! One of the most influential blogs of the entire decade? How did THAT happen?
As the year (and the decade) wind down, Sports Illustrated is doing a review of the 2000s and under the section called “Best of decade: movies, TV shows, books, blogs” is a list and we’re on it. I am still not sure how my site got in with some of the other true heavyweights in this list, but I am truly honored to be named to it.
BadJocks.com — “where COPS meets SportsCenter” — existed years before blog entered the cultural lexicon. Creator Bob Reno helped pioneer the blend of sarcasm and schadenfreude that inspired a generation of bloggers. Perhaps the blog’s most famous feature — a chart that ranks the highest blood alcohol contents of sports figures arrested for DUI — still gets hit hard to this day.
Also on the list were my good friends at Deadspin.com, along with ProFootballTalk.com, Fire Joe Morgan (2005-08), and The Big Lead. And my good buddy Brooks at SportsByBrooks.com got an Honorable Mention.
I want to thank all my longtime readers who have been scouring small town newspapers for years sending me great stories and encouraging me to continue doing something that I truly love. You guys (and gals) are the best and if I can make you laugh or put a smile on your face each day then my job is done.
Now, does anyone know how what the proper etiquette is how long you’re supposed to wait to before you can start lobbying to be named to the list for NEXT decade? Email if you know.