I was never a fan of the “pro” publications. It would be more than a little hypocritical of me to cry crocodile tears over the loss of The Ringer when I have used The Ringer as a punching bag for its entire tenure on Medium. Now that the Billfold, Pacific Standard, and Backchannel have seen their way out, with more organic…
Not to worry. You have me for your NBA commentary, and Josh for GoT recaps. We’re not as big as The Ringer, but we still make some noise.
Our virtual quasi pseudo pro site shall henceforth and from this moment onward be known as The Tinkle™, First of Our Name, Protectors of the Small Realm (as long as we don’t have to actually leave the house), Unsullied (as long as we make it to the bathroom fast enough), Unburnt (I’ve never fallen for an internet scam), and Breakers of Chain letters.