Dater's ESPN rant
In case you missed Denver Post hockey writer Adrian Dater's rather entertaining rant about ESPN last week on his blog, the local publication Westword has a good runthrough of all the particulars:
Dater recently penned "Here's a Shout-Out to ESPN Sports Reporters, Another Name for Leach or Lamprey or Something Much Worse That I'll Have a Little Class and Won't Say Here," a classic online rant in which he blamed ESPN for a slew of sins, including undermining the newspaper business in general. At one point, the piece asks, "Wanna get mad at me for saying that, my bosses out there and anybody else in this business we call newspapering?" The answer to this question was "Yes."Lesson learned, I imagine, and it's no surprise to see this story being spread around despite the fact the blog post was pulled down shortly after it was born.
They say things are quickly forgotten online, but these stories tend to have legs, especially when they disappear.