As some of you are undoubtedly aware, AOL Sports rolled out something of an uber-blog called the FanHouse a few months back, featuring the work of dozens of individual bloggers covering the NFL and college football. Today the NBA FanHouse officially launches, and for reasons I've not yet completely ascertained, they've invited me to come along for the ride.
I'm joining an All-Star cast of NBA bloggers, which includes:
- J.E. Skeets from The Basketball Jones,
- The Mighty MJD from, well, his self-titled site and Deadspin,
- Bethlehem Shoals from Free Darko,
- Miss Gossip from Suns Gossip,
- Nate Jones from Jones on the NBA,
- Marcel Mutoni from Bench Renaldo and SLAM Online
- and Craig Kwasniewski and Brett Edwards from The Association.
What does this mean for the future of Detroit Bad Boys? Honestly, you may not even notice the difference. As part of my responsibilities for FanHouse, I'll be covering a handful of teams, including, obviously, the Pistons. (Plus the Magic (Darko!), Jazz (Memo!), Grizzlies and Raptors. An odd collection, I know.) This may result in a few breaking news items appearing on the FanHouse before they get here, but in such cases there will always be a link posted here showing you the way. (I may automate this, we'll see.)
But then again, the flip-side will also be true: a typical FanHouse post will be an easily digestible 200-400 words (200-400 words may sound like a lot until you realize that I've been known to routinely rattle off 1,000 words on even the most inane topics -- I've written more than 2,300 words on the subject of "headbands" this week and once last year penned an 800-word essay debating the merits of Fred Hoiberg.), which means all of my longer rantings/analysis will be staying put. Plus, everything that Ian writes stays as well, and he's pretty much the funny one, anyways, right?
So please, I encourage you to check it out. It's still early and there's plenty of work to do, but it's something I'm proud to be apart of and something I think any NBA fan will enjoy.