GQ- Brian Cook referenced in GQ!!! Seriously!!!

Submitted by Mercury Hayes on January 19th, 2011 at 9:51 AM

So I'm ready the GQ profile on Deadspin's AJ Daulerio and what appears in page 3 of the story? Brian's name and reference to MGoBlog complete with his Daulerio ESPN rant.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is the first time Brian has been featured in GQ! And he didn't even have to shave his beard or wear skinny jeans.


Fresh Meat

January 19th, 2011 at 10:10 AM ^

I honestly did not know that bit about Saulsbury showed his dong on his cell phone to a woman.  Geesh, how many idiots are out there?  I will never understand how so many guys get in trouble for sending pictures of their dongs to women.  How in the world can you think that is appropriate or that they will even like it?  I wouldn't even send that to my wife, and she LOVES my dong.  Seriously, how this even happens once let alone multiple times blows my mind.

Huntington Wolverine

January 19th, 2011 at 10:12 AM ^

AJ is even more of a dick in my mind after reading the account of posting that video of a girl that might be getting raped.  What an ass:

Daulerio now says he wishes he hadn't run the video. "It wasn't funny," he says. "It was possibly rape. I was trying to kind of put it in that same category [as the Dallas video]. I didn't really look at the thing close enough to realize there's maybe something a little more sinister going on here and a little more disturbing.

Dude needs to learn to slow down and think before speaking or acting.


January 19th, 2011 at 10:19 AM ^

Agreed, but "thinking before speaking or acting" is not really the MO of Daulerio, or more importantly, his boss, Nick Denton.  There was a great profile of Denton in the New Yorker a couple of months ago in which he pretty much said that he doesn't care if his blogs (he's the head of Gawker media) get a story right, as long as they get it out first.  And his authors get paid based upon the number of page views their posts get, so the more salacious, the better.  It's a business model that gleefully shirks responsibility and accountability. 


January 19th, 2011 at 10:35 AM ^

That doesn't just describe Deadspin, it seems to describe every other media outlet these days as well.  It's actually refreshing to hear somebody at least admit that their goal is to piss people off -- I won't hold my breath waiting for the people at any newspaper, sports talk radio station, or ESPN to do the same.