- Kissing Suzy Kolber
Kissing Suzy Kolber is an
NFL-related humor blogrun by Big Daddy Drew (Drew Magary), Unsilent Majority (Jack Kogod), Captain Caveman (Matt Ufford), Christmas Ape (Michael Tunison), Monday Morning Punter (Josh Zerkle) and flubby. The site began in June 2006 when the writers came together as like-minded commenters from the sports blog Deadspin. In 2006 and 2007, the site won the Weblog Award for Best Sports Blog.cite web | author=weblogawards.org | title=The 2006 Weblog Award Winners | url=http://2006.weblogawards.org/2006/12/the_2006_weblog_award_winners.php | work=weblogawards.org | date=2006-12-18 | accessdate=2008-04-24] cite web | author=Kevin Aylward | title=The 2007 Weblog Award Winners | url=http://2007.weblogawards.org/ | work=weblogawards.org | date=2007-11-09 | accessdate=2008-04-24]
KSK takes its name from an incident during a Dec. 20, 2003 game broadcast between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, in which former Jets quarterback Joe Namath drunkenly made advances on ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber.
The site gained some notoriety soon after its founding when pictures of the daughter of Sports Illustrated columnist
Peter Kingappeared on the site after the writers mock-threatened King with posting them unless King stopped tirelessly discussing his family in his columns.cite web | author=deadspin.com | title=The Peter King-KSK Standoff | url=http://deadspin.com/sports/nfl/the-peter-kingksk-standoff-190538.php | work=deadspin.com | date=2006-07-28 | accessdate=2008-04-24] After some criticism, the pictures were soon taken down. The episode was recounted in Will Leitch's book, "God Save The Fan."
The content can be considered high-minded vulgarity. Obscure cultural references are often mixed with imagined obscene scenarios and dialog. The posts on the site, though connected to current events in the league, often satirize the events, fans or the media.
Various NFL players appear on the site as recurring fictionalized characters, including Rex Grossman, Michael Vick, Philip Rivers, David Garrard, Jon Kitna, Kurt Warner, Wade Phillips, Jerry Jones and Hines Ward.
April 14, 2008, Michael Tunison revealed his identity as a writer for the Washington Poston the blog. He was then fired by the Post for, in Tunison's words, "bringing discredit to the paper."cite web | author=Tobin Harshaw | title=Blog at Your Own Risk | url=http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/blog-at-your-own-risk/?ref=opinion | work=nytimes.com | date=2008-04-18 | accessdate=2008-04-24] cite web | author=Joe Strupp | title='Washington Post' Staffer Fired for Profane Sports Blogging | url=http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003790987 | work=editorandpublisher.com | date=2008-04-17 | accessdate=2008-04-18]
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