David Halberstam was not a sports writer but he wrote about sports often. He was rarely vicious which makes this Page 2 column on Patrick Ewing stand out:
I've got a friend who doesn't watch the NBA much but has caught the first three games of the Finals and proclaims that LeBron James isn't as great as everyone says. Never mind that mind-numbing argument, here's a vintage Bill Simmons Page 2 column on what it was like growing up watching Larry Bird:
It's hard to believe tomorrow will be the 10th anniversary of ESPN's Page 2, a subsection of the world's biggest sports site that revolutionized a type of casual online sportswriting, and just as quickly disappeared off the face of the earth.
Because it's available. Or at least it was. I wonder if this position is not included in the "hiring freeze." [DisneyRecruitMax]
By our rudimentary calculations, new Page 2 columnist Jemele Hill, who made her debut on the site today, will write roughly 92 columns for the site during her two-year deal. (We assumed two a week, with at least six weeks off for vacations and holidays; we're probably being too generous.) As reported by The Big Lead,…
Well, it appears Page 2 is filling in some voids left by the Whitlock/Shanoff/Bayless exodus: According to The Big Lead, they have hired the Orlando Sentinel's Jemele Hill to a two-year deal.
It appears that Dan Shanoff isn't the only Page 2 writer leaving this week. And though you may or may not think Shanoff's departure is a good thing, we're pretty sure you will be happy about this one.
Anybody out there looking for a job? As long as you're not a voyeur or anything, you too can work for ESPN Page 2.
It has been two-and-a-half years since famed New Republic writer Gregg Easterbook and his "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" column were fired from ESPN for supposedly anti-Semitic sentiments in a piece he wrote for TNR. (Yeah, remember, he didn't actually write it for ESPN.) Though we always thought that while…
It is a sad, sad day here at Deadspin world headquarters; without even the courtesy of a press release or a proper burial, it appears ESPN.com has finally shut the doors on its ill-advised "Page 3" section.
We are very sad to report that CBS Sportsline's Spin page — which is like ESPN's Page 2 if Page 2 were visited by Poochie from "The Itchy And Scratchy Show" — has is no longer referring to fantasy football columnist Eric Mack as "Emack." The front page of the site is using his real name now, tragically.
Working presumably from ESPN Page 2 columnist Scoop Jackson's somewhat inexplicable column about racism and Cubs manager Dusty Baker earlier this season, satirical Onion-esque site SportsPickle "reports" that Cubs Management Unsure How To Fire Baker Without Exposing That They're Racists.
We would like to congratulate ESPN's Page 2 on its Online Journalism Awards nomination for the Best Online Commentary (Large), which, at first glance, appears to be for the most outstanding columnist who uses very big letters on a computer. The site's fellow nominees, impressively, are not whole sections of a major…
Yesterday, we openly speculated who the heck that band "Autologic" that plays on Page 2's endless "serialized novel" 24 College Avenue. Another reason we love you, readers: You came through.
We accidentally clicked on the newest installment of "24 College Avenue — the "serialized novel" by Page 2er Jim Caple that inspired by his weird tour of colleges last year — and we realized, fast, that we had forgotten to turn the sound down on our computer. Out of nowhere came this awful noise, like Dave Matthews…