When last we spoke of Deadspin, dumb ass ownership was doing its level best to fuck the whole thing up. And shortly after I posted that, it succeeded. The entire editorial staff quit, and the site went silent for nearly four months.
But as of a few days ago, it is no longer silent. It’s up and publishing again, slowly but surely, complete with a new slate of writers that are very obviously trying to figure out what their voice is supposed to be. They seem to have the silly stick to sports bit down, but if you’re looking for anything must read, so far you likely won’t find it. It’s not completely awful and it’s absolutely still early. There could be good stuff to come. But right now what’s there is just there, nothing more. I’m going to give it a chance to become something, but I doubt it’s ever going to be our Deadspin again.