It’s draft day today, and you may have noticed that former Fullbright distinguished fellow Gregggggggg Easterbrook has yet to issue his annual “mock” mock draft, in which he has teams drafting all sorts of whimsical fictional characters and public figures. The Ravens drafting Hillary Clinton because she excels at damage control? HO HO HO GREGGGGGG YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN.

As a veteran TMQ fisker, I wondered what happened to the column. Did Gregg suffer an aneurysm because he told everyone about the potential for an inner city uprising against the police 15 years ago? Were there plot holes in that new Daredevil show that made him so angry that he has now decided to fight crime himself, only ACCURATELY?! Has he become so disgusted by the glorybucks NFL that he’s staging a silent protest? I emailed ESPN PR for some kind of answer, and it turns out that Gregg Easterbrook will no longer write for ESPN. Here’s the email:

Checked into this….His deal was up and wasn’t renewed a few months back..he did very good work for us…yet with the redesign of ESPN.com and our focus on NFL Nation and related in-depth NFL coverage, we mutually agreed it was best for him to pursue other opportunities.

WHOA! No more haikus? No more cognomen? No more lectures about going to church? I’ve been goofing Gregg Easterbrook for so long that I feel a tremendous sense of … Nope. Nope, I don’t feel anything.

This is not the first time Easterbrook has taken TMQ elsewhere. You might remember him skipping over to NFL.com after his little tirade against the Jews. TMQ is probably not over. It will emerge back at the NFL’s homepage, or at Salon, or perhaps even the Atlantic Wire. And for that, you should be grateful. GREGG DEMANDS YOU BE GRATEFUL, YOU INTELLECTUAL HALFLINGS.

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