And it’s Plastic Pitch. Today, we announce a Kickstarter campaign for a planned new tablet publications/e-magazine that will cover Canadian soccer as extensively as The 11 did, but in the long-form format. Head over to Kickstarter to see how you can get on board and to hear more of our story.
What’s that? Is that a proposed magazine name that intentionally takes the piss? That celebrates artificial turf?
Damn straight it is. And it represents the kind of independent, fire-branding spirit I want to have going forward. Taking some time away has allowed me to think about what I love about journalism. I left the daily news game for magazines because I loved being able to tell real stories rather than have to chase press releases. And, I realized that, as the years went on with The 11, we’d slipped away from those roots somewhat. Going to the tablet format, for me, is getting back to the roots of what I enjoy about sports writing. Think of it as a guy who, after putting out two or three slickly produced albums, wants to get back to drums-bass-guitar and record live off the floor.
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