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Personal PR: I’m Going to SB Nation


I’ll probably pen a more heartfelt and thoughtful goodbye post in the coming weeks, but I just thought I’d get the word out now that I’m leaving Sporting News, and thus leaving The Sporting Blog. I’ve accepted an offer to become Senior Editor of SB Nation.

There’s a decent chance that you read at least one or more of SB Nation’s 200+ team sites currently (Hogs Haven is a must-read for Skins fans), but if you’ve ever visited the company’s homepage — — then you know it needs some work. Okay, a lot of work. My main focus will be working on the homepage as the editor of We’re going to be making changes to that page, most of which will hopefully differentiate it from anything out there, the details of which will come in time because, frankly, I don’t know what they are yet. But if they’re coming from my head, then they’re destined to be brilliant.

As excited as I am about this new opportunity and the endless potential in SB Nation’s future, I hesitantly leave TSB behind. I’m incredibly proud of what we built over at Sporting News, taking TSB from off the radar to a top tier sports blog in the year and a half I’ve been there. Our traffic was trumped by some, but our content was second to none, at least in my biased opinion. It’s been a pleasure to work with the extremely talented people who have helped make TSB a success, and I’ll savor these final few weeks I have to call them my co-workers.

My last day at TSB is May 12th.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. JCN

    April 28, 2009 at 2:54 PM


  2. ThisGuy

    April 28, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Congrats, SB Nation blogs are nice. Japers is probably the best team-specific hockey blog out there.

  3. WillBrinson

    April 28, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Congrats, sir.

    /avoiding Swingers jokes

  4. Alana G

    April 28, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    SBN… Yahoo…. Too much Mottram synergy… Can not compute…

    Congrats Chris!!

  5. Jamie Mottram

    April 28, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Cheers, brother. Couldn’t be happier for you.

    And please do what you can to ensure that SB Nation’s Redskins, Nats, O’s, Caps, Wizards and Terps blogs are of the highest quality.

  6. Jamie Mottram

    April 28, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    BTW, at least five people have congratulated me on my new job; further proof that the Internet doesn’t bother to differentiate the brothers Mottram.

  7. MacG

    April 28, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Congrats. Are you moving back to DC area?

  8. smurphette

    April 28, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Congrats, Chris!

    And don’t feel too bad about people mixing you up, Jamie, this post isn’t the slightest bit angry so the mistake is understandable.

  9. ChrisandhisKicks

    April 28, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    I’m going to start leaving things in your desk. And by things, I mean raw meat. I’ve also made some adjustments to your chair.

    But seriously, if you leave, who will stare at with me and fetch me Subway sandwiches when I’m shackled to my desk?

    Congrats, sir.

  10. Zoner

    April 28, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Congrats. I think your first order of business should be to remove that Michael Phelps with the backwards ball cap icon guy. Mm-kay?

  11. Simply Sensational

    April 29, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Congrats and good luck at SBN!

  12. Ethanator1088

    April 29, 2009 at 5:02 PM


  13. mandellionaire

    April 30, 2009 at 5:28 AM

    noische one, chris. you moving to los angeles then?

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