It was about two months ago that Will Leitch left his post as editor at Deadspin to take a position with
WEEI is a radio station filled with old cranky white men sprinkled with Michael Holley and Larry Johnson. Like many sports fans in the Hub, I have listened to the station for years. I was hooked as a kid listening to Eddie Andelman ramble about all the great places to eat in Boston. The station has changed, yet one thing that is consistent across the shows is that all of these hosts HATE blogs. It's pretty ironic listening to a group of people who probably know as much about sports as you and I rip us. They envy us because we don't have anyone to answer to, and we can make as many gay and dick jokes as we want. In return, bloggers ignore them because, really, 95% of the stuff they report on is horsecrap. But still they dig at blogs.
As most of you know the five editors met because of Will Leitch. It was almost six months ago that I met
Part of me thinks Will is too good for the clowns over at WEEI, and another part of me aches to see his great work buried in one of the backpages of their websites. It also makes me want to vomit that WEEI.com does not allow comments on any of the blogs. What good is Will if we can't rip him? Lame. Will was always loyal to us at Mass Hysteria. Whenever we needed a post linked on Deadspin he always helped us out. We can really never thank him enough, but consider this the first payment. So do us all a favor: turn off The Big Show, and read one of Will's columns. It will be worth your time. And oh yeah: welcome to Boston, Will.
Will Post #1: Red Sox Fans Don't Know How Lucky They Are
Will Post #2: The Outsider
** Ed. Note: I wasn't there, due to the fact that I didn't get out of work until about 8:30 that night, which doesn't work well with a 7:30 book signing that's 15 miles away. I think HMLS ran into my evil twin, A Federal Mann Act Enforcer For The FBI Named Jimmy.