My athletic debut came when I was 8 and a member of the Jenny Oil little league baseball team. I wore No. 11, started at catcher; my best friend, Gary Miller, was my teammate.
My The Athletic debut came a few minutes ago, when the new subscription-based sports mega-site ran my first column—concerning former NFL players and their mixed feelings for fantasy football. I’ll be writing a piece every other week.
Will The Athletic work? I have noooooo idea. I hope so. I think so. Maybe. Probably. I know website ad revenue is a relatively nonexistent ideal, and a banner ad across the top of SI.com or ESPN.com draws, like, one click per 100,000 views. So a new model is needed. Is required.
And here we are.
It’s weird, writing for a site that most people can’t yet access. Folks see the top of your story, then need to ask/decide, “Is this guy worth it?”
So, is this guy worth it?
(Say yes, please)