Will Leitch

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Ah Ha! Moment: Armstrong Confesses to Oprah

    Two people had a discussion last night that has been a long time coming. A question was asked and with an answer in the affirmative, their entire relationship changed. Though the description sounds like a delightful marriage proposal, this was actually a television interview. "Yes." With one word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    News Corp. is Basically Hiring Everyone for The Daily iPad Thinger

    ​Lock up ye editorial staffers! The Daily is trying to hire them if they haven't already. And if Papa Rupe doesn't come for 'em, Yahoo will. A New York Observer-er peaces out. Finally, the clearing out of some old items, the firing of some long-needed shots, and the media company you're most l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    NY Mag, Yahoo, Mediaite, CNN, and Gawker Media: A Manic Monday's Media Moves

    ​Remember, remember, the 15th of November. The world of media gigs spins, and with it, our heads. How are New York Magazine, Mediaite, Business Insider, CNN, and Gawker Media intricately tied together today? If you get motion sickness easily, well, you probably shouldn't be reading this on a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2010

    2001: A Space Odyssey Acid Freakout in 2010

    Hello, Robert​Last weekend we noted the slowly budding LSD renaissance, when even the New York Times paid tribute to the drug through the accomplishments of druggie acid legend Dock Ellis. But as with every powerful chemical, it's not all rosy kaleidoscope visuals and stamping out depression - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    In Taxi-Drivers-Who-Did-Not-Get-Stabbed-This-Week News: The Customer-Art Collector Cabbie Keeps Collecting

    ​As we learn again and again, cab drivers don't have it easy. Especially when people are stabbing them for being, well, them. That said, while some find less constructive ways to cope with the challenges and monotony of the gig, others get slightly more creative. With their passengers.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Press Clips, Afternoon Edition, Day 1: An Exercise In Branding

    ‚ÄčAnd now, for something not-at-all different! I'm gonna start picking off some of my favorite media stories of the day, and throwing them in a new column with an old name: Press Clips. Maybe you've heard of it? I'm not nearly as attractive as the last guy, but I smile pretty. Anyway, we'll do this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2010

    Cleaning Cleveland: A LeBron James Photo Essay

    Guess what it stands for​Rolling Stone writer and pro shit-talker Matt Taibbi called the ESPN LeBron James special The Decision "a landmark moment in the history of human self-involvement." That's one of the most polite ways anyone has referred to the LBJ week-long free agency spectacle. Every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Video: Mayor Bloomberg's Embarrassing "Come On, Lebron" Campaign Has Begun

    Click to enlarge and see the ridiculousness in a bigger size. ​New Yorkers should want for nothing, and when we do, we kvetch about it, and then go get it, because that's what New Yorkers do. We shouldn't look desperate, preening, pathetic, or in-need. It just doesn't seem to fit the spirit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Dwight Gooden? Have These Guys Never Heard Of a Guy Named Seaver?

    ​The Lineup lost its last shred of credibility this week -- I think I used this lead a few weeks ago but I'm going to use it again -- with their selection for New York baseball's greatest all-time pitcher. Not with the selection of Mariano Rivera as best closer -- thankfully no one embarrassed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Willie Mays Needs a Tiebreaker From These Clowns?

    ​Anyone out there feel as cheated by the final regular position episode of The Lineup as I did? The segment on center fielders was really the only one worth doing; the winners at the other positions -- Yogi Berra at catcher, Lou Gehrig at first, Jackie Robinson at second, Derek Jeter at short, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Graig Nettles over A-Rod?: Finally, Some Heat on The Lineup

    ​At last some heat during the latest installment of MSG's The Lineup. In Episode 4, Sparky Lyle and Gary Carter -- muddleheads both -- went against the majority (Elias Bureau Steve Hirdt, Will Leitch, and host Fran Healy) by choosing Graig Nettles over Alex Rodriguez as New York's all time bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Will Leitch Unspectacular on Television

    ​MSG Network continues to waste our time with "The Lineup." So far, there haven't been any picks by the five-man panel (Sparkly Lyle, Gary Carter, Will Leitch, and Steve Hirdt along with host Fran Healy) that couldn't have been phoned in: Yogi Berra as the best catcher in New York baseball hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    The Guy Behind the Guy, Behind the Guy: Gawker Media Puppetmaster Revealed to be Arizona Cardinals Fan Will Leitch

    ​Rarely do conspiracy theorists -- especially those of the media-industrial-complex paranoia persuasion -- get the validation they've been seeking for most of their adult lives. I knew this day would come. And now, it's here.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will Leitch Not Done Milking Buzz

    Over at New York magazine, Will Leitch seems hard up for material. The current issue contains a feature, "Buzz, Bob, Projectile Spittle, and Me," which recounts last year's  legendary confrontation with veteran sportswriter Buzz Bissinger on HBO's Costas Now.In the interest of full disclosure, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    A-Rod to Answer Steroid Charges on ESPN (Update: He Juiced)

    Allegations having been brought by Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez used steroids in 2003, the Yankees third baseman will make a statement about it on ESPN, perhaps as soon as today. The Daily News' Bob Raissman says the ESPN statement, done in interview format with reporter Peter Gammons, "is ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008
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    August 18, 2008

    Monday Mag Mop-Up: Favre from Namath, Negro Encore Company, and Failed Groupie Sex

    In New York magazine, Will Leitch tells us that new Jets QB Brett Favre does not and will not come up to the standards of Joe Namath. Broadway Joe, Leitch explains, was sexist and suave, man enough to wear panty hose and make Super Bowl guarantees; Favre is a small-market gomer whose "main two spons ... More >>

  • NYC Life

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    NYC celebs take over Fontana's, Annex, Slipper Room, Corner Billiards

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Getting Their Dotcom-Uppance

    Under 35s Lead Growth in Unemployment