Today Is Not The Deadspin Five-Year AnniversaryS

But Wednesday is. Yes, Will Leitch launched the site on Sept. 8, 2005. Either way, we'll be posting Deadspin "classic" stories all week to commemorate the event.

In fact, here's the mission statement of the site from that fateful day:

The way this works, of course, is through tips, your tips, and we need them. Our line is always open at tips@deadspin.com. See an athlete down at the strip club, tipping poorly? Email us. See an ESPN anchor accidentally denigrate an entire ethnicity on live television? Email us. Serving as mistress for that high-profile family-values quarterback? Email us, email us, email us. We're nothing without you.

God. It was so classy then.

I'll be back in full on Thursday, popping in here and there until that time. Just let me rest up some more. I've been knee-deep in vagina all day.

HOF winners announced this week as well.

Thanks for your continued support of Deadspin. Especially those of you who have stuck around for the full five. Cheers.