Deadspin is Dead. Long live Defector

Defector is a new sports blog/media company.

It is the brainchild of most of the former editors, columnists, and writers of the now dead in the water Deadspin. Several months after they all resigned in protest over the “stick to sports” mandate, they’ve regrouped and set up the new site.

Good writers with a pre-existing loyal readership = $$ and an independent voice. You can’t beat that mentality.

EIC Tom Ley explains how it all came about. You can already read why your team sucks.

I wish them luck.