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 Post subject: Re: The Athletic
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:09 pm 
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So far I've yet to read a bad article on The Athletic. BSN Denver has switched to a subscription service but I'm likely not going to go in. I might opt for a free trial however.


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 Post subject: Re: The Athletic
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:44 pm 
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I got a deal too good to pass up: 3.50 Canadian per month for a year. Did it for the baseball, but the hockey is a nice bonus.

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 Post subject: Re: The Athletic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:06 pm 
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Jason Botchford leaves the Province for The Athletic. Nice move for the Vancouver hockey market.


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 Post subject: Re: The Athletic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:22 am 
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Down Goes Brown is on board. Apparently they offered him a spot when it was first starting and he turned it down.

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 Post subject: Re: The Athletic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:40 pm 
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They finally got some pushback when they tried to raid some DC rags for talent.

https://deadspin.com/the-athletic-fails ... 1828532944

I do kinda wonder if we will see a downswing at some point. They've been growing like mad and raising a ton of investor money to do so, but like any business starting out with a bang this big, I'm not certain they'll deliver on some very high expectations.

The Athletic Denver has so far been kind of a disappointment. Right away they got three good writers for the Broncos, Nuggets, and Rockies, but struggled to get a regular guy for the Avalanche beat. They finally hired Ryan S. Clark, who's been good, but so far hasn't delivered news or an analytical piece that really intrigued me. He's still new so there's time yet. I was planning on ditching my BSN subscription (that's Dater's current gig for those who are curious) as soon as the Athletic arrived, but so far they've been delivering far, far better content. Still keeping both for the time being.

And I'm still not sure why in hell they hired Rick Reilly.


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 Post subject: Re: The Athletic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Athletic grew a bunch this year, but we'll see what happens when all our low introductory rates run out. I too think there'll be a dip.

It's just like Uber, Spotify etc., all bleeding money while they use investment capital to outlast the establishment. Newspapers have done themselves no favours, though, so we'll see if they can fight back against the Athletic. Most won't, I suspect, especially in cheap cheap Canadian media.

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