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The Sports Blogosphere Lost One Of Its Greats Today

stickman_waving_hcThere is sad news today in internetland, kids. Rick Chandler will be leaving Deadspin as of today.

Rick has been the writing backbone of Deadspin as far back as I can remember. His work has always been first-class in quality and he could be completely hilarious at one moment and incredibly profound the next. But no matter what, you could always tell that he cared – about the topics he was writing about as well as for the people who read his work.

And more than that, Rick was accessible – there have been many occasions going back to when I wrote for Melt Your Face Off that I would submit posts and even if he didn’t link to them, he would often send a reply – just knowing that he took the time meant a whole lot.

And for those of you who are not familiar with Rick’s work, take a little time and read some of it – you won’t be disappointed.

And with that, I wish Mr. Chandler the best of luck in any and all of his future endeavors. Deadspin certainly won’t be the same without him.

So Long, And Thanks For All The Leather [Deadspin]