STRIKE UP THE SCHADENFREUDE! PHILLY MAG SHUTS BIRDS 24/7

By Sherrie Wilson

Game over!

Philly mag has pulled the plug on Birds 24/7, its attempt to cover the biggest sports story in town — the NFL franchise known as the Eagles.

Aside from the fact that it never broke any news — which is to say, did any original reporting — its passing will largely go unnoticed, especially from the advertisers who never showed up.

Except by the two guys who were laid off yesterday in a company-wide cutback and retrenchment.

Here’s the official release:

Philadelphia magazine is ceasing publication of new material on Birds 24/7, effective today. The archives will remain online.

We would like to thank the current editors, Josh Paunil and Brandon Gowton, for their hard work and dedication; we wish them well in their next endeavors. We’d also like to recognize the founding editors, Tim McManus and Sheil Kapadia, and the commenters, who made the channel a real community over the past four and a half years.

 

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