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June 27, 2008 6:00 PM

Will Leitch, One Last Time


Since this is a blog, it seems appropriate to say something about Will Leitch's last day over at Deadspin.

On Apr. 14, 2006, I sent an e-mail to one of my friends, saying, "I know I've been ranting and raving about deadspin.com lately, but go check it out now." I guess you could say, I was hooked.

For more than two years now, I've read that site everyday, following along as Will Leitch crafted something special. About a month ago, right here on this site, I wrote, "...he's probably the one reason I'm writing on this site now. He was the leader of this blog 'revolution,' and that place will always be his..." And now, on his last day, I think both of those statements are more true than ever before.

They're paying him all sorts of tributes over there, and it's all well-deserved (even The Smoking Gun got involved).

Today they announced the new editors, and while it will still be Deadspin, it probably won't be quite the same. But who knows, maybe that's a good thing.

Anyways, a big thank you goes out to Will Leitch, from all of us here at RCS, for everything you've done.

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