You might have noticed some changes around here — not least of which tech issues that didn't allow us to put up our first post until 10 a.m. — so we thought we'd try to walk you through the best we understand, which is to say, not much at all.
First: Comments. They're broken into 100s now, which is something we've been wanting to do for a while. Last night. Deadspin Up! All! Night! busted at 846 comments, which is an issue we're gonna try to make sure doesn't happen again.
More to the point, though, are those little bars up top. First, there is "POPULAR." This is what you'd think it is; the most popular stories (as ranked by Google Analytics) of the last few days. If you're the type of person who doesn't like logical storylines and the flow of a day's sports news, and just wants to know what all the crazy kids are talking about, this is the button for you. Then you have "PICKS," which is just the way the site is now. (And the one we greatly prefer, if you can't tell.)
Those are ways of sorting the content. The other three buttons let you choose how you view it. "BLOG" is the way it has always been; we don't see any reason why you wouldn't just stick with this, but hey, this is why we write rather than program. "SUMMARY" lets you cut off half of what we've written, which most of the time is a good idea. And then there is "THUMBS," which allows you to ignore those pesky words all together and just look at the pretty, pretty pictures.
So, there are the changes. Enjoy them if you want, or ignore them and keep it as is, like we'll be doing. Just little added do-dads for you, if you like to switch matters around willy-nilly.
(UPDATE: By the way, don't ask us about the MSNBC ticker. We don't know either.)