Deadspin Kills Seeking Boston
On a related note, the staff at SeekingBostonMarathon received a similar harsh warning memo from G/O Media (as an aside...is that pronounced "Go" as in "Go F yourself," or G/O as in "get out?...I'm confused.)
Dear Sirs (sexist much?)
Upon review of your blog content, we found there are posts that are not consistent with an "all sports, all the time" format. While we appreciate most of your content is indeed about running, there's the "emergency shit in the Pizza Hut" post, "the last time I saw my dad in his underwear," and even though it's Halloween, your favorite Halloween costume has nothing to do with sports.
We understand you're injured and can't really write about your runs (not to be confused with the Pizza Hut story,) but unless you stick to running 24 x 7 (with the occasional swim bike thing,) you will have to forego the $3.17 a year you make on your blog or we'll report you to the IRS for not filing this as 1099 income.
Yours Truly, G/O (F Yourself)
Um, thank you for the nice note, but I was running when I had to find the Pizza Hut and my "dad in his underwear" was a story about our trip together to the Super Bowl (we shared a room and yes, I saw him in his underwear,) but that is a SPORT story (the Super Bowl part, not the watching a Dad in his underpants part.) As a frustrated artist and writer whose pinnacle achievement prior to this blog was being co-editor of my high school newsmagazine...no, you can go F yourself as I stand behind ex-Deadspin writers including Prince Perspiro, Toley88, Barry Petchesky, and Drew Magary