I gotta say I agree with DRK. I’m glad I wasn’t on that panel last night. Because, unlike the great Will Leitch, I probably would have lunged at Buzz Bissinger and beaten the ever living shit out his scrotum-looking balding face (seriously, the guy’s face looks like a freshly waxed ballsack. Never thought I’d live to see that). I’d beat him up good and then shit in his mouth while he lay bleeding and unconscious.
How’s that for fucking clever writing, Buzz?
I think AJ Daulerio put it best:
"[Blogging and mainstream journalism] are two entirely seperate media. Bloggers are not putting newspaper columnists (or print media) out of business — bad newspapering is. These two worlds don't have to co-exist and were never intended to be that way. To me, blogging and internet writing, by and large, is rooted in comedy and opinion. That's it. One doesn't invalidate the other."
That said, I give a hardy shout out to Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse. For giving me some paid work to write my goofy shit and for recognizing that the voice of a fan is sometimes better than the voice of a dulled out, jaded, overweight (and sometimes balding testicle faced) sports reporter who has forgotten why he became a sports writer in the first place. Because sports is supposed to be fun.
Bissinger is a fine writer. I enjoyed Friday Night Lights very much. And I’m a believer that talent overcomes everything when you put that talent to use. So as frightened as he is that his way of reporting and writing may be dying out, I think his legacy is safe. Even though he just added to that legacy by showing what a complete dickbag of the highest order he is in front of millions of HBO viewers (like he did for us Boog Sciambi fans a while back. God I miss Boog).
Also, rumor has it, he likes to fuck horses.
And yea, I too have read WC Heinz, fucktard