1.an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.
a person who pretends to give an impartial endorsement of something in which they themselves have an interest.“a megamillionaire who makes more money as a shill for corporate products than he does for playing basketball”
The word Shill has been something that came to me in all of my years reading books and studying vocabulary growing up. Shill and the word Adjacent always fascinated me. I dropped them into conversations whenever I could. I started using the word Shill on a podcast I co-hosted called “Dogg Pound Sports”. It took on a new life there, people on the show used it, callers of the show used it and it became a brand of its own albeit in a very small way. It’s a great word to use and it can describe a lot of what you see in the sports media culture today.
Truth doesn’t count anymore, stand on your soapbox and pontificate to the masses a generic grandstanding opinion and you can cash in big time. Trying too hard to stand out by lambasting an obviously wrong opinion and fighting it tooth and nail for ratings or clicks on a website also counts as acting like a Shill. The world is not as black and white in stances as the sports media culture would lead you to believe. There’s lots of gray areas where one can lean one way or the other. Forcing one to stand on one side without acknowledging or comprehending the other is bothersome.
The main point of this site is to give my opinions without bias, without a lean towards what the trends show people are clicking on, it’s just outright news, opinions and things that I find hilarious. You may not agree with what I have to say all the time but you will get a concise argument for my point and I’m always willing to hear another side or angle of a particular issue.
With that being said I hope you enjoy what the site has to offer and this is only the beginning.
Sam Dusenbury Jr.
Shill Free Sports