Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

IS IT JUST ME, or has the Daily Quickie on gotten more worldly of late? Today's Q involves references to blogger The Gawker, the phenomenon of auctioning off virtual girlfriends on E-Bay, and a joke about Dean's firing Joe Trippi. I'm not complaining: I've never believed that sports was a subject that should be hermetically sealed off from the rest of life, and since the Q is a humor page it makes sense that it should make fun of whatever it finds funny. Still, a curious development. One wonders: are the increasingly bloggish nature of the Q, and Bill Simmons new "superblog," a kind of atonement by ESPN for their shameful firing of Gregg Easterbrook last year? Or is it just that, in this faster-faster universe, everything gets bloggier after a while?