2008 has been quite a year of change for Deadspin. Leitch out, Daulerio in. Exit Weintraub, enter Waxing Off. Goodbye Iracane, Hello Gaines. Yes, AJ has graciously asked me to step in and provide Deadspin with the same mediocre level of combudsmanship I've been providing for the past 4 months over at Deadspin's car-obsessed sibling Jalopnik (where we call it cotomer sevis, but the idea is the same).