It is an unimaginable feat for a sports activities weblog to stay energetic in our present local weather and economic system. Generally it appears like the entire world has moved on to different sexier initiatives, like podcasts and movies and Tik Toks. And though The Massive Lead is technically competing with all of the others for clicks and eyeballs, there is a sure degree of not less than one-sided respect for any blogger accessing the CMS to fireplace off half-baked ideas about present occasions. So it is with nice disappointment, however some bittersweet optimism that we observe the lack of Greg Cote’s Random Evidence, which saved on ticking from the Weblog 1.0 period to as we speak, a exceptional 18-year run.
The Miami Herald columnist explained his decision in a farewell post.
The weblog has been a chapter in my journalism profession that I’ve loved, and hope you will have, too. However it is time to shut this little chapter within the e-book of my persevering with profession.
Occasions have modified. Different stuff has bumped blogs to not irrelevance, maybe, however in that basic course.
Social media led by Twitter (which I joined in 2009) grew to become a quicker, extra simply and broadly accessible platform to say no matter I needed to say (or promote).
I began my podcast in 2020, the success of which, and the time for it wanted, pushed the weblog additional again on my precedence record.
Over time the weblog grew to become much less a stand-alone inventive outlet for me and extra only a place to advertise the opposite stuff I used to be doing like the most recent column written or the newest podcast episode. It was enjoyable whereas it lasted. It was enjoyable whereas it was enjoyable. We will bear in mind it fondly however it is time to let it go.
Robust instances do not final, powerful individuals do. It is our sincere perception that if somebody actually needed to, they may create the following good sports activities weblog and profit from the gatekeepers’ one-in, one-out coverage. An 18-year existence is a troublesome mark to beat, however nothing good each comes from one thing straightforward.