Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wither goest Page Two

I've been a fan of ESPN.com for years, and enjoyed reading Page Two, probably from the point that it first started. Thus I was a bit depressed to see that they have finally shuffled off their last vestiges of legitimacy today. It's been a steady decline. Two of their better columnists died. Bill Simmons infected the page with his Boston Homerism. And now, at the high point of the sports year, the overlap between baseball and football, they've devoted a chunk of their update today...for a non-sports related serial novel. And not even a sports related one. And not even a good one.

Sure the site has never been entirely about the sports, that's why it spawned off Page Three a few months back (which has since apparently died) for their completely non-sports related covering of pop culture. But here's the the thing. It's ESPN. It's about Sports! That's what it's supposed to be about. Page Two at least always tried to be marginally sports related. But today, today they've decided to give up.

Sigh.

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