3rd Degree Has Joined ESPN

If you're reading this then you have discovered what our countdown was all about. We've joined ESPN/Dallas.

Over the years 3rd Degree has both been independent and part of collectives. Numerous suitors have come along and most of them haven't been the right match.

But when The Worldwide Leader in Sports calls, it's hard to pass it up. We at 3rd Degree are both excited and nervous about this opportunity.

So what's changing? The look, the headers, the URL a bit, and maybe a couple small things with format and layout. That's about it really.

What's not changing is the same great coverage from 3rd Degree you've always gotten. The kind of coverage that saw us named "the most influential blog in US soccer." And don't fear, you'll always be able to find us at http://www.3rddegree.net/.

We're still working out some kinks so bare with us as we get the place in ship shape.

Hope you enjoy our new home as much we expect to.

"Movin on up, To the east side. We finally got a piece of the pie." - Jefferson Theme Song (Ja'net DuBois)