Tony Kornheiser retired from his Washington Post sports column this week, though he hadn’t been writing much for years.
Dan Le Batard is taking a break from the business:
I’m going away for a year. I’m going to China, Spain and Adulthood. And I’m as excited about this sabbatical as I’ve ever been about anything.
Jason Whitlock is clearing his mind:
I’m here to recharge. I need a short break to figure out what’s really important and recover from an incredible run of great stories to document. You know, I’ve been bouncing from one sporting event to the next pretty much nonstop for 18 years. I’ve been glued to a TV watching games for three decades.
Bill Simmons is not happy with ESPN:
I still love writing my column and only re-signed last year because I really did believe that we had hashed out all the behind the scenes bullshit and come to some sort of agreement on creative lines, media criticism rules, the promotion of the column and everything else on ESPN.com. Within a few months, all of those things changed and certain promises were not kept. It’s as simple as that.
Meanwhile, I’m exhausted from watching six hours of NBA action every night for the last two months:
It’s tiring posting ten comments on each of my own entries. I piss Diet Mountain Dew. I can’t handle the weird little pictures that WordPress started putting next to everyone’s comments. The Red Wings can’t put away the Stars. My life is in ruins. I’m going to delete this and start a quilting blog.