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"Athlete Dong:" A Sign of the State of Deadspin

“Of all the things I thought Deadspin would end up being known for, back in September 2005, “pictures of the typically large penises of professional athletes” would have not been high on the list. But art evolves, you know?”

And so begins Will Leitch’s first Deadspin HOF Nominee post of the year. It is, if nothing else, a perfect encapsulation of where the highly visible sports blog is headed (and, by extension, the road most of us will follow).

During the past year, the Gawker Media production has taken heat for some questionable journalist practices. From the ESPN horndoggery series to the Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger debacle, the blog drifts further and further into the tabloid sphere.

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Discover Signs on as Title Sponsor of Orange Bowl on ESPN

Discover Financial Services has signed a four year deal to serve as the title sponsor for the Orange Bowl through 2014, and will also sponsor the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

FedEx had been the title sponsor of the game, but announced in May that it would not be continuing its sponsorship.

ESPN will televise all of the college bowl gamed beginning in 2011, and lined up Discover as the title sponsor. The deal includes multi-media integration of Discover into ESPN’s college football coverage all season long

“Discover is passionate about college football and committed to activating their Orange Bowl sponsorship in a meaningful way,” said Ed Erhardt, President, ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales in a statement. ” Their season-long, multi-media engagement, culminating with the Discover Orange Bowl, will provide a platform from which they can create a truly impactful experience for fans and unique rewards for their cardmembers. We look forward to growing this relationship between ESPN, Discover and the Orange Bowl in the coming years.”

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