The Ten Spot debuted during the summer of 2004, and the column originally consisted of a humorous top ten list devoted to topical happenings in the world of sports. In May, 2007, his column switched to a blog format, and some readers criticized the change in style. McEntegart announced the format change in his April 27 post: "The 10 Spot will be transformed starting on Monday into the 10 Spot Blog. The traditional 10 items-a-day format will be replaced with a free-flowing series of blog posts that will be updated throughout the day." Around the same time, the picture that accompanies his column was changed, and many readers clamored for a return of McEntegart's trademark hat. On December 5, 2008, McEntegart announced in his Ten Spot blog that he had been laid off by Sports Illustrated.
A native of New York City, McEntegart graduated from Regis High School in 1987. He frequently discussed his favorite hometown sports teams, including the New York Mets and the New York Giants. Pete is also a fan of LSU's football team.
McEntegart graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in 1991 and later from the Journalism School of Columbia University. While at Williams, he worked for the Sports Information Department, and in 1991 he received the Frank Deford Award presented "annually to the top student Sports Information Assistant at Williams College."
Before writing for Sports Illustrated, McEntegart worked in New York City and London for investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. He has also written for newspapers in Virginia and Lafayette, Louisiana. At the latter paper he covered the Louisiana State University athletics program.
Pete now lives in Los Angeles.
McEntegart, Pete and Mark Gimein. "Mistrials and Tribulations" Fortune 19 April 2004.
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