CollegeHumor Acquires Sports Humor Company SportsPickle.com

Posted Mar 26, 2009

InterActiveCorp subsidiary CollegeHumor.com was started in 1999 by Jakob Lodwick, Josh Abramson, and Rick Van Veen.  The parent company of CollegeHumor is called Connected Ventures and they also operate BustedTees, Defunker, and Vimeo.

Now they have another company to add to their portfolio: SportsPickle.com.  The design of SportsPickle looks like it was made in the 1990’s and I’m assuming the company wasn’t making much money, thus giving CH a chance to buy it on the cheap.

However SportsPickle has been around for a while (November 2001) and had a book released based on their columns a couple of years ago.  Some of their articles were syndicated on ESPN also.  CollegeHumor will be revamping the whole brand eventually.

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