Whitlock gets sacked. . . September 27, 2006Posted by Administrator in Blogging, Cultural Pessimism, Sports.
and then my traffic went WAYYY UP
. . .and near as I can figure it’s because of this post, where I devote all of three lines to extolling the virtues of Jason Whitlock as a sports columnist. I am mystified as to the sudden popularity of this very small post. Does anyone have any idea if Whitlock said anything momentous today? I can’t find anything.
Yes, I can. I have it now. ESPN dumped him because he was critical of Mike Lupica and -notably- Scoop Jackson.
You can read Whitlock’s own take on this situation here.
So, in essence, he was dumped because he wouldn’t keep his comments about Jackson (probably well-deserved) on the reservation.
This is really too bad. Whitlock is -I’ll say it again- one of the smartest, most insightful columnists out there.