Holy cow, I think he’s gonna make it

You Deadspin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.jpgWe had a whole wonderful little write-up done but our technical difficulties ate it. Under normal circumstances that would have plunged us into despair but not today! Today, you see, we finally — finally! — read Deadspin, the much-postponed much-beta-tested sports blog from Gawker Media, and we were inspired to stay focused, take it one post at a time, keep our head in the game, come through in the clutch, remember that we’ve got a great team, and give it 110%.

We’ve been excited for Deadspin since we first announced it back on June 1st, because we’re big fans of the literary stylings of one Will Leitch, who’s had his bat out and at the ready for the months while this thing got prepped to launch. Finally, today, he hits it outta the park and here’s why: he’s been doing this for four months, has an archive loaded with posts, and knows his stuff like a seasoned pro. He has, quite literally, undergone spring training. Plus he likes Canadians. Touchdown!

We don’t pretend to know much about sports; well, yes, clearly we do. But either way we’re glad to see Deadspin actually spin to life, and we’re glad to see the talents of the fine Mr. Leitch come off the bench and into the starting lineup. By the way, yes we are clearly friends with Will Leitch, fine, you got us; but mere friendship does not a sports fan make. If you think I’m joking ask my former roommate, he genuinely enjoyed watching curling.

Take a look and lemme know whatcha think, playa. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it right now; I’ll letcha sleep on it, and give me an answer in the morning.