Not everyone knows that SB Nation started on its path to legitimacy when Athletics Nation interviewed Billy Beane for the first time back in 2004. The interview was straight question and answer format and was really long and was incredibly appealing to the team's most hardcore fans.
Fear the Fin, our San Jose Sharks site, has followed similar trajectory and recently ran a brilliant, three-part series with Sharks GM Doug Wilson. Here is part one, part two and part three. They're fantastic even if you aren't a hardcore Sharks fan.