Since the announcement of the repeat of the end of sports history and the dawn of a newly discredited day, I’ve heard a lot of nasty rumors about what Obstructed View will be like. Mostly it’s a bunch of lies and obvious misrepresentations, so I just want to clear the air right off the bat. If you’re going to fom opinions about this blog, I sincerely hope you do it based on what you see for yourself, and not what you hear from Tim via DM on twitter unsubstantiated hearsay. I’ll just start tossing out myths and shooting them down.
Myth #1: Obstructed View is just a way to coerce Berselius, Aisle 424, and And Counting to spew MB21′s polluted cynicism and cultish groupthink to a broader audience than ACB.
That’s patently false. We’ve all been parroting MB’s views for quite a long time, and this won’t draw half the audience that ACB did.
Myth #2: And Counting and the other contributors will lose their individual personalities when they merge their work into one venue.
Seriously, I think it’s hilarious that people think we have personalities.
Myth #3: The guys at Obstructed View are completely full of themselves as evidenced by the massive amount of hype and self-promotion.
That was all just a pretty elaborate charade to give us an excuse to openly pretend we were Disney princesses.
Myth #4: Obstructed View will turn AC and Aisle 424 into stat nerds.
I can only hope. But apparently you can’t put hope into a spreadsheet. I do plan to learn to watch games using only Microsoft Excel, though.
Myth #5: Obstructed View will turn Berselius and MB21 into heartstring-tugging booger joke peddlers.
Fart jokes and fascist tea party spokesmanship is the new name of the game. Get your stories straight, leftist liberalistas!
Myth #6: Berselius is actually just MB21′s Fight Club alter ego.
I don’t know, I guess that’s possible.
Myth #7: All the memes and commenting subculture from ACB will migrate to Obstructed View.
Myth #8: There’s a link you can click to see everyone who has ever looked at your twitter profile.
That’s insane. It’s gotta be a hoax. But . . . what if it’s not? It kills me that I can’t know this. Do you know how much time I spend on twitter wondering who’s really following me? Don’t ask.
Myth #9: Obstructed View is going to be the greatest Cubs blog out there.
See now that’s just a trick. Using greatest and Cubs in the same sentence is a recipe for all sorts of deception. You gotta be smarter than that, people. We have high standards of critical thinking over here in our new home.
Myth #10: The Cubs will contend in 2011.
Okay, I lied. I made that myth up. No one’s saying that.