The revelation that Hoppes' stole Koblin's girlfriend was news to us. We know Koblin. We also know his boyfriend, Bennett Madison.
Young, veteran media reporter John Koblin ditches all that to write about sports for Denton's Deadspin
It's not as strange as it might seem that a media reporter for a fashion trade magazine is moving to the sports beat. Koblin, who started as an intern in the Newark bureau of The New York Times before being recruited to the Observer to write for its new comercial real-estate beat, and then took over the media beat there, wrote about sports on the side throughout his tenure there.(3)
John: It's a fairly boring book, if you take away all the hype. The Jets' off-the-field drama is way overblown. Someone had a D.U.I. (bad job, Braylon, bad job, but it was what it was) and there was the tossing of the football toward the pretty-lady reporter. Not a Roethlisberger-level disaster. There's Favre, which, if I'm writing this book, I don't want to go there because by then it's at least a two-year-old story. And then what else? Rex's wife's feet? A tick-tock on how he posted the videos?
John: I watch these reporters strain to talk about how wild and crazy these Jets are, but frankly they're not very wild and crazy.
John: And I love how he's totally devoted to the System. Did you see the stories last week about how he thought the Bills were trash-talking all week? Apparently that's what Rex told him, it fired Sanchez up, and none of it was actually true. So when Sanchez shows up for the post-game presser all pissed off and winds up spending the duration of the presser putting the Bills in their place, the Jets press corps was like, "HUH??"(1)