Russ Crumley started QSports in 1998 to see if there was any interest in a gay sports on the web. It was actually the first gay sports site on the web to reach beyond a local market. The staff at ActiveMind created the first site. IThere was a great deal of interest, but it also meant a great deal of work. Along the way, Russ discovered Jim (sports nut) and Cyd (writer for LA Times) - the awesome guys at OutSports - and realized they were far more capable and committed to running a sports page. He referred his members to their site and closed QSports in 2001.