The Athletic Thread

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Sabo » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:10 am

Johnnie wrote:
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1 year free subscription if you're a T-Mobile customer via their T Mobile Tuesdays app.
That might explain why The Athletic was down for an hour or so earlier today.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:45 am

Sabo wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:10 am
Johnnie wrote:
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1 year free subscription if you're a T-Mobile customer via their T Mobile Tuesdays app.
That might explain why The Athletic was down for an hour or so earlier today.
They were down for the count.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:24 am

Starting Lineup figurines collector group. Lots of us are in the sweet spot, age-wise, for this.

My two Alan Trammell's (home, road) say hi from wherever I put them when we moved.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by duff » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:56 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:24 am
Starting Lineup figurines collector group. Lots of us are in the sweet spot, age-wise, for this.

My two Alan Trammell's (home, road) say hi from wherever I put them when we moved.
The only remaining Starting LIneup figurine I have is Mike Greenwell.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by A_B » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:24 am

I have Andre Dawson and ryne sandberg in my office. Lost my Barry Larkin and Chris sabo somewhere along the line.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:25 am

I'm definitely in the sweet spot, age wise, but despite collecting cards (mostly baseball, but some of the other 3 major sports), I don't think I ever had a starting lineup figurine. I doubt there was ever a Buccaneer figurine, and I didn't really have a favorite baseball team, but watched a shitload of Cubs, Mets, Braves on their superstations.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Giff » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 am

I have Jordan, Bird, Thomas, and Magic in the office. Some baseball players too I can't remember because I haven't been in my office in 4 months.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by mister d » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:07 am

Ha ha keep those Jordan and Thomas ones far apart ha ha!
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:30 am

Mallards rule.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am

Definitely going to read this, but Cox's stuff always loses me by the second act.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:00 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
Definitely going to read this, but Cox's stuff always loses me by the second act.
He's pretty extraordinary, considering he's almost entirely self taught. I know Jonathan Wilson was a huge influence on him. Sometimes his writing isn't very clear, but the information he provides is very good.

ETA: It would be great if they could use GIFs to explain his points, but I understand they can't use GIFs for copyright reasons.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:18 am

Sabo wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:00 am
govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
Definitely going to read this, but Cox's stuff always loses me by the second act.
He's pretty extraordinary, considering he's almost entirely self taught. I know Jonathan Wilson was a huge influence on him. Sometimes his writing isn't very clear, but the information he provides is very good.

ETA: It would be great if they could use GIFs to explain his points, but I understand they can't use GIFs for copyright reasons.
Agreed, but my eyes glaze over so fast. The knowledge is there, it's just tough to convey via that medium.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Shirley » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:29 pm

I actually really liked that article. Of course, as a Chelsea fan, I'm doubly interested in Pulisic though.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Sabo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:25 am

Mallards rule.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by rass » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:39 am

Direct response to The Defector news in an effort to retain the SportsFrog market share.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:44 am

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mister d wrote:
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Generally speaking, advertising pulls out fast and subscriptions trickle away, if they leave at all in a time where reading is up. So I guess its possible they forecasted infinite linear growth and when that wasn't met, this became "necessity", but I wouldn't be surprised in the least if this was in part a convenient time to cull a bit.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:15 pm

They're doing a $1/mo promo right now.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by tennbengal » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:37 pm

Still an easy recommend from me.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:24 pm

I keep asking do I want to renew..and then Pablo Maurer writes some amazing article that would make me subscribe again....example---the infamous World Cup photo shoot or Cruyff in DC.....apparently he has 2 lined up in the next weeks.

https://theathletic.com/1448748/2019/12 ... uery=pablo

https://theathletic.com/1845507/2020/05 ... uery=pablo

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:45 pm

I figure they earned the twelve bucks by breaking the "Dell Loy Hansen is a racist asshole" story.

Though if it ends with someone buying and moving the team, that'd be a real drag.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:06 am

Interesting articles in the last few days from the Athletic on political donations by soccer owners. The first on the MLS was a bit more interesting than the European team owners because it really showed that the actions the MLS teams are taking don't line up with the $ being donated. On the other hand the article hits it on the head....they are one issue donators...and that is about $ in their business/pockets.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:46 pm

I am the recipient of five 30-day guest passes for the Athletic. If interested, let me know.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by rass » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:24 pm

My sub lapsed last week because I guess I got as new AMEX # at some point since I first signed up and I think I might let it go until hockey starts to fire back up.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Ryan » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:33 am

he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by sancarlos » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:09 pm

Great piece.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by GoodKarma » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:22 pm

I actually went to a game at Dodd Stadium in Norwich about 10-12 years ago when they were still the Connecticut Tigers and thought it was a great time. There were only a few hundred people there, though.
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