NYMag.com is already well-known for its irreverent and detailed coverage of New York, culture, fashion and food with its various blogs. Now the site is bringing that same voice to sports and television with two new blog launches.
“The Sports Section,” led by New York magazine contributor and Deadspin founder Will Leitch and NYMag.com contributor Joe DeLessio launched today and “Surf,” set to debut on Monday, will be headed up by New York TV critic and editor-at-large Emily Nussbaum.
In his introduction to “The Sports Section” today, Leitch said the blog will cover the “longtime New York tradition” of sport “with the notion that everything is just one big play for power and prestige and glory, and sports are the only venue polite enough to keep definitive score.”
“Championships, torn ACLs, club shootings, terrifying glimpses of John Sterling on the hypnotic HD screen at Yankee Stadium, the isolated and powerful New York press corps, the new trains to the Meadowlands, the $10 Bud Lights … we’re going to try to cover it all. The experience of being a sports fan in New York is unlike the experience anywhere else. That’s what we’re trying to chronicle.”
Sports have been getting more and more attention online, possibly to fill a void left by cutbacks in the sports departments of local papers that has been a result of the current poor economic climate. The Huffington Post also recently announced plans to launch a sports section.