Tommy Craggs just left Deadspin--kind of--to "lord over every other Gawker Media site for the next year or so, after which he'll probably need work." That's the opinion of Samer Kalaf, a Deadspin writer who takes aim and throws love at the kind of departing Deadspin kingpin Craggs. Kalaf has to get in line, because Deadspin this week looks like a Grateful Dead tribute site the day Jerry Garcia died--it's all about one man: Tommy Craggs. Who is this man? He's a media master, apparently forgiving and full of mirth. Also a miserable ass with problems. Craggs is not, however, the Badass You Think He Is, according to Bill Haisley.
The entire Deadspin staff has at Craggs--in a big Dean Martin-style roast without all the smoke and cameras. Fire though, sure. Tommy Craggs Is A Prick Who Just Fails Upward (A.J. Daulerio), Tommy Craggs Is Cheap (Timothy Burke), Tommy Craggs Is A Socially Awkward M*th%*fkr (Greg Howard). Also Grumpy Bastard And A Genius (again, Kalaf). And then there's the relatively timid assessment by writer Albert Burneko--that Craggs is a "wreck in the kitchen." Also, Craggs is A Crazy Cat Person (the great Tom Ley). All of this passive aggression proves two things: there are hardly any women at Deadspin (save Jolie Kerr, to whom Craggs owes money)--and that a man is whatever you say he is in the end. Or not.
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