Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fire Joe Morgan Goes Dark

They're really hanging it up:
After 21 years, and almost 40 million posts (we'll have to check those numbers, but it's something like that), we have decided to bring FJM to an end.

Although we have not lost our borderline-sociopathic joy for meticulously criticizing bad sports journalism, the realities of our professional and personal lives make FJM a time/work luxury we can no longer afford.

We started this site with two purposes: to make each other laugh, and to aid and abet the Presidential campaign of Bob Barr. Although we failed in the latter goal, we gleefully succeeded in the first, and thanks to a grassroots internetty word-of-mouth kind of a deal, we appear to have positively affected the lives of actual citizens as well, which astonishes and delights us to this day. We really never thought FJM would be for anyone but us. We are thrilled and kind of humbled to have been proven wrong.

FJM was not always my cup of tea, but it always smart and always funny, and those are things that are in short supply.

Adieu, FJM.

(thanks to reader Matt for the heads up)

11 comments:

Erik said...

This is depressing :(

Bill said...

So don't go Shyster because that was the 3rd site, 2nd blog I checked after yours everyday.

Grant said...

These guys got me into smart baseball blogging.

I actually was thinking a couple of days ago that they were probably gonna quit. You just could see it coming.

Life goes on, I guess. They had a fantastic run.

Pete Toms said...

I never read it but I did read that one of the writers is / was a writer for The Office, which is smart & funny.

Grant said...

He also plays Mose Schrute. Ken Tremendous is Michael Schurr

Sara K said...

There are a whole lot of mediocre sports columnists out there breathing sighs of lazy relief, ready to fire up their pablum generators first thing tomorrow morning...

matt said...

Based on their second to last post, this may have been their "Mission Accomplished" banner.

But we know how that went last time...

(hiding in a hole in the ground is a lot like hiding on Monday Night Baseball)

boig said...

Tea Fire!
watch video ONLINE:
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Eric said...

sad face

:(

mooseinohio said...

Maybe they are pouring all their resources into the Fire Tim McGarver web site?

jason said...

I could not be more bummed to hear that. With all due respect to Shyster, FJM is (was?) my favorite blog. I had a feeling it wouldn't be long for this world once they revealed who they actually were.