Sports Bloggers: Still White, Still Male
(Last self-indulgent post of the day, promise, more college hoops coming momentarily.)
Gotta say, my favorite line in my very very very long Q&A with Zach over at The Big Picture came from Zach himself, when he wrote the following: "Many mainstream media outlets now have blogs, but they don't connect with the blogosphere the way you do." Which I interpreted to mean, "Why, instead of writing about actual athletics, do you spend so much time obsessing about the Wizznutzz and some kid named Unsilent Majority?"
To answer that question, I headed to Georgetown last night for the very impressively attended D.C. Sports Bloggers Happy Hour, which gathered an august group of sports bloggers from this sports blogging mecca of ours. An august group that tended to be exceedingly youngish, and whiteish, and maleish. Maybe that was just Rhino rubbing off on us. Anyhow, according to my scribbled list, the sports blogging attendees included Mister Irrelevant, Jarkko from The Wizznutzz, Unsilent Majority and Christmas Ape from Kissing Suzy Kolber, Ryan Wilson from The FanHouse, William F. Yurasko, Miss Chatter from Just a Nats Fan, JammingEcono from Banks of the Anacostia, Brian from Awful Announcing, Kyle Gustafson from Information Leafblower and DCist, sports editor Matt Bourque from DCist, With Leather contributor 289, Giant Racing President Wannabe Marc Gallant from Needs More Meat, MDT from Daily Sports Haiku and Gustafsson from On Frozen Blog. And I'm here to tell you, nothing says "put me on TV" quite like a room full of sports bloggers. I mean, a TV show that wanted to feature these people is sort of a can't-miss proposition. The room virtually glowed from all the telegeny. Really. Whew.
I don't think anyone live-blogged the event, although I wouldn't be surprised to be proven wrong. To sum up, it was just another good old-fashioned night of connecting with the blogosphere, and all of them will look swell on TV. Really.
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