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A word about SB Nation, Bad Left Hook's parent company

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

For those with any interest, Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal recently published a short article about the new funding that will soon be coming in to SB Nation, and Bad Left Hook.

At the SB Nation company blog, our President, Tyler Bleszinski of Athletics Nationposted his own thoughts:

We're going to concentrate on building something unique that is always focused around the fan experience. It's something that I founded this company on because I felt like an alienated fan who didn't think anyone was serving my media needs. And it is something that will remain core to the SB Nation experience. I can promise you that.

Because of the funding we're able to retain the best technology team who is in the process of constructing the best blogging and community tools anywhere on the Web. They are constantly evolving to reflect the demands of what a thriving sports community might want. It's led by Trei Brundrett, who has tons of experience in building social platforms for major corporations. Yet we're remain small and nimble enough that Trei and his technology team will be able to change things to adapt to real world conditions in our communities.

We also have an impressive Chairman in Jim Bankoff, whose legacy from AOL remains starting or acquiring some of the most successful professional blogs and communities on the web. Jim's connections and past experience are a perfect fit for a budding sports media company like SB Nation. He initiated and led sites like TMZ, Fanhouse and BloggingStocks and orchestrated the acquisition and management of Weblogs, Inc. while at AOL, so he understands the new social media landscape.

It's all good news, and means that you'll continue to see a better and better Bad Left Hook and SB Nation. I'd like to thank everyone that comments and contributes here, and if I had any "complaints," I'd simply encourage you to do even more.

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