We had been talking to ESPN for a long time about making a move, but all of us were more or less distrustful of the idea. But all of us have careers and families to think about, so in the end sometimes you have to make compromises with what you believe in. We're not made of stone. The fact that we can write this blog for a living is something we've all dreamed about, and now it's coming true.
I won't lie. The new KSK won't be the same as the old one. The profanity will be gone. And a lot of the sexual and ethnic humor will have to be toned down - extremely toned down. And, per ESPN's internal policy, we can no longer take hard stances against major media figures, particularly within ESPN. The blogroll at the right will also be significantly reduced. We can no longer link to Deadspin or have any professional affiliation with Will Leitch. This sucks, and I hate the idea of more or less betraying Leitch like this. But he understands better than anyone.
I actually think this is a healthy thing. I know you won't agree. But I think the new restrictions will force us to become even more creative and deliver even better work. And I think that we can help improve ESPN from within. I truly do believe that, otherwise I never would have signed up for this to begin with. Plus, I get a byline now. That's right. My real name is Drew McDonald, and that'll be the name I go by at Page 2.
So thank you to all of you who supported us here at blogspot, especially Leitch and everyone else in the ol' blogosphere. I hope you join us over at Page 2 when we launch our Beta site tomorrow at Noon Eastern. This'll be the last post we write here at the old blogspot site. Tomorrow, everything starts anew. Hope you like it.