Friday, May 9, 2008

Spartacus is Dead!

I've been contemplating doing this for awhile and it seems that the time is right. With the recent uproar that was created when noted journalist and author Buzz Bissinger attacked Deadspin.com creator (and author in his own right) Will Leitch on Bob Costas' HBO show, I decided that it was time for me to step out from the shadows of anonymity. After all, one of the big issues that the "established media" has with bloggers is that they hide behind usernames of their choice and therefore, don't have the level of accountability that journalists, columnists and reporters are supposedly held to. In fact, in a recent thread on the Grizzlies Message Board, a poster called out others that he claimed were hiding "behind screen names", rather than taking people to task who deserve it (owner Michael Heisley in this particular case). Well, I cannot do anything about that for anyone else, but I can do my own part by "killing off" my screen name here.

Spartacus is now dead on 3 Shades of Blue. My name is Joshua Coleman. I'm a 28-year old home improvement contractor/landscaper and one of the biggest Grizzlies fans in existence. I created this blog, I invited ChipC3, Zack, MemphisX and CarlCR to contribute and I'm the one responsible for what happens here -- good or bad. As they say, the buck stops here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow you're only 28. That's pretty awesome. It is good to get someone's opinion that is kind of young.

ricktrotter said...

Way to step up and take responsibility Joshua! I'm sick of these cyber-thugs popping off anonymously.

ChipC3 said...

I have been outed previously but chipc3 is actually Chip Crain, 46, and a CFP in Memphis.

Not quite as revealing as Josh's outing himself since people on the Grizzlies message board has known me for quite a while but since today is the day to announce on the blog there you go.

August West said...

His name is Joshua Coleman.
His name is Joshua Coleman.
His name is Joshua Coleman.
/ back to project mayhem...

Seriously though, Joshua, Chip and compatriots, you folks run the best Grizzlies blog around and one of the must-read basketball sites. Keep up the great work!!!

CarlCR said...

Good job Joshua! I must admit that the anonymity issue does not bother me. I don't care who knows who I am but I'm still going to post as CarlCR. I'm Carl Chaplin, age 59 and I will be living in Latvia in 2 months.

I'm glad to post as I can, but it is limited. Keep up the great work to all you regular posters.

kfilament said...

BUZZ WILL GET RAW ON YOUR ASS SPARTY!!! that bob costas thing was some of the funniest crapt i have seen in a while, buzz acted like a total douche.

Deadspin is awesome, friday night lights sucked and was just a drama for old men who wanted to relive their "glory days", screw buzz...

I am kfilament, my real name is chris wallace and i get all my ideas from 3SOB.