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Postby Andy » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:51 pm

UMFan83 wrote:For those that have the Athletic, how do you guys typically navigate the site? Sounds like a weird question but I signed up again because they had a 3 month trial offer, and its the same as every time I subscribe. I can never find enough good articles that interest me. But when I'm not signed up, it seems like every time I see an interesting article tweeted out, it's an Athletic article. Do you guys actively surf the site or only go to it when you come across an article link?

Edit: Also I realize that partially this is because there are absolutely no sports going on globally, but it matches my experience other times Ive subscribed.

I usually go to the site (sometimes I use the app if I'm at home but I find the site has a better experience), and I end up with at least a few articles that interest me every weekday. Even these days, with the sports movie stuff they've been doing and the NFL/CFB stories being written.
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Postby David » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:27 pm



holy horsefeathering yikes this article
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Postby NOLA » Sat May 09, 2020 11:09 pm



I didn’t mind Tessitore too much, other than this annoying thing he’d do where he would call a nice play like it was the Immaculate Reception.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun May 10, 2020 5:07 pm

Put Louis Riddick in the booth, idiots
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:20 am

It seems like Jesse has become their number 2 baseball guy nationally. Which is horsefeathering ridiculous, he’s a complete horsefeathering moron. Passan has credited him a lot lately with being a source.

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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:54 am

One of these is not like the other (it’s Jesse, Jesse is not like the others. He’s a complete horsefeathering imbecile).

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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:02 pm

simmons is just an all around terrible person

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/293 ... bron-james

At the All-Star Game weekend in Dallas in February 2010, Simmons pitched the "LeBron's Decision" idea to James' business partner, Maverick Carter; James' agent at the time, Leon Rose; and James' advisor, William "World Wide Wes" Wesley. Simmons met with Rose and Wesley. "They both loved it," Simmons later wrote in an email. "I mean, LOVED IT." He also had a separate meeting with Carter. That weekend, Simmons enthusiastically pitched the idea to several senior ESPN executives.

Simmons pitched two ideas to his bosses: a 90-minute documentary following LeBron in his free-agency recruitment tour called "The Courting of the King" and "LeBron's Decision," in which he would pick his new team in a live show, both to be aired on ABC.

"I really think we can convince them to do it," Simmons wrote in a May 8, 2010, email to multiple ESPN executives, including then head of content John Skipper. "So my question is this: should we proceed, and if so, how should we proceed ... At the very least, I think we should meet with these guys and soon ... This could really be one of the coolest sports shows ever made if we do it correctly." There is no mention of "Drew from Columbus, Ohio," in that email.


the day after the decision, he wrote this
I blame the people around him. I blame the lack of a father figure in his life. I blame us for feeding his narcissism to the point that he referred to himself in the third person five times in 45 minutes. I blame local and national writers (including myself) for apparently not doing a good enough job explaining to athletes like LeBron what sports mean to us, and how it IS a marriage, for better and worse, and that we're much more attached to these players and teams than they realize. I blame David Stern for not throwing his body in front of that show. I blame everyone.


http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?pa ... ons/100709
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:42 am

i checked out "deadspin" for the first time in a while. julie dicaro writes there now. sounds right.

also, i thought they didn't want the political stuff? it's more political/liberal than ever, it just has none of the nuance. i don't get it.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Andy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 pm

17 Seconds wrote:i checked out "deadspin" for the first time in a while. julie dicaro writes there now. sounds right.

also, i thought they didn't want the political stuff? it's more political/liberal than ever, it just has none of the nuance. i don't get it.

From what little I understand, it sounded like the new people were ok with political slants as long as they were being written through the lens of sports related stories. I didn't read Deadspin enough then, and don't now, to know whether there's any functional difference between the angles they've taken.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:57 pm

Andy wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:i checked out "deadspin" for the first time in a while. julie dicaro writes there now. sounds right.

also, i thought they didn't want the political stuff? it's more political/liberal than ever, it just has none of the nuance. i don't get it.

From what little I understand, it sounded like the new people were ok with political slants as long as they were being written through the lens of sports related stories. I didn't read Deadspin enough then, and don't now, to know whether there's any functional difference between the angles they've taken.

Yeah, no.

They lost all their readers and changed their approach afterward.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:38 pm

Yeah, the new owners swerved HARD on the "STICK TO SPROTS!!!" tract; they didn't want anything even remotely "political." Like Jersey said, they only flip-flopped once the site completely tanked, and now they're desperately trying to salvage it (presumably before unloading it for pennies on the dollar). Still haven't enabled the comments sections like the herbs they are, too.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Derwood » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:11 pm

Golic and Wingo was cancelled.


Finally.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:28 pm

Derwood wrote:Golic and Wingo was cancelled.


Finally.

And they cut an hour from Le Batard to make room for horsefeathering Mike Greenberg. WTF?
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Bertz » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:49 pm



Jeff Passan seems to be a really good dude
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:51 am

The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.


Defector Media is scheduled to start a podcast next month and roll out its website in September, its founders said. Tom Ley, a former features editor at Deadspin, will be the editor in chief. The business side will be led by Jasper Wang, a former Bain & Company employee who said he had been an avid Deadspin reader since age 19.

Defector’s founders said the company had no outside investors, and each employee has taken a stake of roughly 5 percent in the venture. Unlike Deadspin, a free site that relies on ads, Defector will offer subscriptions at $8 a month, with an annual subscription available at a discount.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/busi ... &smtyp=cur
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:48 pm

Banedon wrote:
The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.


Defector Media is scheduled to start a podcast next month and roll out its website in September, its founders said. Tom Ley, a former features editor at Deadspin, will be the editor in chief. The business side will be led by Jasper Wang, a former Bain & Company employee who said he had been an avid Deadspin reader since age 19.

Defector’s founders said the company had no outside investors, and each employee has taken a stake of roughly 5 percent in the venture. Unlike Deadspin, a free site that relies on ads, Defector will offer subscriptions at $8 a month, with an annual subscription available at a discount.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/busi ... &smtyp=cur


That’s awesome but I’m not sure if I can afford another paid subscription in my life even as much as I love many of these guys.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:56 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Banedon wrote:
The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.


Defector Media is scheduled to start a podcast next month and roll out its website in September, its founders said. Tom Ley, a former features editor at Deadspin, will be the editor in chief. The business side will be led by Jasper Wang, a former Bain & Company employee who said he had been an avid Deadspin reader since age 19.

Defector’s founders said the company had no outside investors, and each employee has taken a stake of roughly 5 percent in the venture. Unlike Deadspin, a free site that relies on ads, Defector will offer subscriptions at $8 a month, with an annual subscription available at a discount.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/busi ... &smtyp=cur


That’s awesome but I’m not sure if I can afford another paid subscription in my life even as much as I love many of these guys.


You have to pay extra to be able to comment which is low key genius.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:02 pm

Banedon wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:


That’s awesome but I’m not sure if I can afford another paid subscription in my life even as much as I love many of these guys.


You have to pay extra to be able to comment which is low key genius.


Eh, given their history, I get it, but Clay Travis does the same thing for 'VIP Members"....seems to me like it would get pretty echo chamber-y pretty quickly.
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Postby Banedon » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:09 pm

squally1313 wrote:
Banedon wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
That’s awesome but I’m not sure if I can afford another paid subscription in my life even as much as I love many of these guys.


You have to pay extra to be able to comment which is low key genius.


Eh, given their history, I get it, but Clay Travis does the same thing for 'VIP Members"....seems to me like it would get pretty echo chamber-y pretty quickly.


Probably, but comments are usually trash anyway...might as well make some money off of it.
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Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:25 pm

Banedon wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:


That’s awesome but I’m not sure if I can afford another paid subscription in my life even as much as I love many of these guys.


You have to pay extra to be able to comment which is low key genius.


They should have thought of this years ago. Pour one out for everyone stuck in the grays.
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That annual cost for the entry level is nice.
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Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:06 pm

Imagine being Jim Spanfeller right now.

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Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:https://twitter.com/david_j_roth/status/1288172179905970181?s=21

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