In April of 2005, TV writer David A. King founded Fire Joe Morgan as a way for him and some of his friends to keep track of, and entertain each other with, sports journalism they found ridiculous. FJM was never intended for a general audience, but it caught on and developed a following.
Nearly four years later, citing "the realities of our professional and personal lives", King, Michael Schur, and Alan Yang (the principal contributors) decided to stop updating the site. The archives are still available to view at www.firejoemorgan.com.
Fire Joe Morgan provided examples of:
- Orphaned Series: Tragically, the blog ended before eponymous Joe Morgan was fired from his job as a baseball analyst with ESPN.
- Pen Name: King, Schur, and Yang wrote under the names dak, Ken Tremendous, and Junior respectively. (King, Schur, and Yang revealed their real names in February 2008) Contributors that did not reveal their real names included Coach, Murbles, America's Sweetheart, Spinoza, and Chester Jesterton.
- Special Guest: One post passed along a comment by Seth Meyers.