So, here we are now, and I'm not sure where I should steer this thing next. As much fun as I have had, and as incredible as your response has been, I am loathe to run this joke into the ground. I probably still have enough material in the queue to get us through another week or two, but there are ultimately a finite number of commenters I can profile, and guests who can write in to rip on me. So, here are some ideas:
- Shut her down. The last post would be MKM's amazingly excellent hit piece on me, which strikes me as a very elegant place to end this, and on a very high note.
- Supplement the existing content with a daily comment roundup. To be clear, this would not look anything like MBA looked. Even if I possessed Shitehawk's writing ability and fantastic ability to understand what makes a comment work on Deadspin - and I have neither - I couldn't write the way he did because there's no way the MBA concept works if you know who the author is. By staying anonymous, Shitehawk retained the appearance of total objectivity, and we could all imagine it was AJ or the Ninja or something writing - hey, it might have been - not some chump who only has, at best, a tenuous hold on his own star. Otherwise, it's no different than just getting a +1 from IMG on Deadspin, which is no great achievement. I suppose I could create a totally fake account and write under that name, but I don't think any of you would be fooled by that (though perhaps I misjudge your ability to suspend disbelief, based upon how many of you have commented optimistically about your prospects for marriage and/or employment). Instead, what I have in mind is something that would look a lot like my commenter profiles do right now: a (hopefully) humorous and roast-like roundup of the four or five best comments of the day. I'd exclude my own (to give all of you a fighting chance) and I'd try to find some that got missed, and of course, I'd include all of MKM's work (it's my game and I own the ball).
- Keep doing what I'm doing for another few weeks and let it die when you stop showing up.
- Just start ripping on Gawker comments.
Anywho, that's where we are. I'm not going to post anything tonight after MKM's post, so you'll all have plenty of time to give me your feedback. Use the comments, PM me on Deadspin, write your member of Congress. Whatever. I've enjoyed this tremendously and cannot tell you how flattered I am by the incredible response.