Originally posted by odessastepsI liked his columns originally, but i think his desire to not move away from the "meta"/"Ur-Reality"/"postmodern" theories have made them hard to read.
That's been my take. I think he just can't admit that his theory never came true (or maybe never was true to begin with). I sort of get how he is like a Pro Wrestling 101 for non-fans and perhaps he should stick to that (his Dead Wrestler bios for Deadspin were what brought him attention in the first place). Actually, Grantland as a whole does a lot better analyzing the past than looking towards the future.
I don't see it as the crowd trying to get certain people over because they cheer for everybody. At first I thought it was cool that in major X Division matches they'd cheer for both competitors because they respect each guy so much.