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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am

Hearing Axios and The Athletic may merge.
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Post by tennbengal » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:42 am

is that good? I don't want The Athletic negatively affected. I love what it has become. Worth every penny I pay.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:51 pm

I keep thinking of letting my subscription go and then Pablo Maurer writes something and I think...yeah I don't want him to have to go back to being a free lance auto mechanic.

HIs one on the water fountain picture is great...this week it was deep dive on random stuff in the soccer HOF (pele authored murder mystery).

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Post by rass » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:41 am

I count at least 6 separate articles about the Panthers trade for Darnold on the "front page" and at least one other on the fallout for other teams after the trade, along with 5 distinct photos of Darnold.
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Post by Sabo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:39 am

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I count at least 6 separate articles about the Panthers trade for Darnold on the "front page" and at least one other on the fallout for other teams after the trade, along with 5 distinct photos of Darnold.
Yeah, The Athletic can go overboard on big stories like this. Also, it kinda sucks about half their content right now is mock drafts. But I still far prefer their content over anyone else.
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Post by A_B » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:05 am

I've read far less since the redesign.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:07 am

A_B wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:05 am
I've read far less since the redesign.
I think I have too. Really not a fan. I wonder if they have cut back on work, and this makes it look like they haven't?
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:15 am

The re-design sucks. I have to look a lot harder to make sure I am getting the articles about/from the teams/writers I am following, including scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page to actually look under the teams/writers.
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Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:41 am

Mourinho's tactics look like they’re designed to absolve him of blame and put pressure on Tottenham players

Michael Cox pulling no punches on this piece.

Pruitt, if you don't subscribe to The Athletic and want to read this, let me know and I'll PM it to you.
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Post by Sabo » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:05 am

"Once you get past the churlishness and insubordination, I've found (Sabo) to be entirely adequate as a person."
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Post by mister d » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:31 am

Zack Cozart, shortstop: Guys would get on second base and be like, “Man, what’s Joey talking about?” He literally will ask questions about the other team and stuff like, “Who’s the coolest guy on your team?”
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:19 am

Oh man. That whole compilation is amazing. This, though...wow.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:19 am

Dickerson: Joey Votto loves to mop, he loves to mop his house so much to the point where we tried to convince him to make him create an Instagram account called Joey Moppo and it would just be Joey mopping the floor.

Guevara: He’ll send a random video of music and there’s nobody on the screen and I’m like, “What the hell is this?”

Dickerson: He’ll send me random videos of him mopping the house while he’s listening to Kendrick Lamar.

Guevara: And then here he comes across, doing a little dance and mopping. Then he goes off the screen. It’s just that. That’s all I get.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:21 am

Hyde: Joey was off to a rough start. He lined out and then I ran to first base. … He calls me over and says, “Hyder, I’m this close to being locked in.” I’m like, “Really?” He was hitting under .200 at the time and struggling.

Gomes: He’s a genius, if you will, in the game.

Hyde: Well, he proceeded to get on base nine times in a row after that. It was like homer, double, homer. So he calls me over five at-bats later, probably the next day, and says, “Told you.”

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:21 am

Schumaker: He had a chart of the hot-cold zones of every umpire. I’d never seen that before.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:23 am

Gennett: He drove a van to spring training.

Arroyo: He was driving a different $200,000 car every week. And then, pow, he goes to the freaking minivan.

Gennett: It was for him and his dog.

Arroyo: I’m like, “Dude, where’s the car at?” He’s like, “What car?” I’m like, “I don’t know, dude, you had a Mercedes last year, you had the Lambo.” He’s like, “No, no, I’ve got the minivan right there. Check this out.” And he’s fucking showing us how the door opens automatically. He’s like, “I charge it during the game so I can get home.”

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:24 am

Coffey: One time in spring training, him and Tuffy Rhodes were together. Tuffy took him under his wing and helped him a lot. Joey got him a thank-you present, and it was white tank-top undershirts. Tuffy was like, “Uhh, I don’t know what to say.”

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:25 am

Arroyo: After the last game I ever played in coming back from Chicago, he breaks out on the bus, with his suit on, karaoke. He puts on James Blunt’s “Goodbye My Lover,” and he sang that shit word for word. The whole thing.

Deck McGuire, pitcher: I didn’t really know the song. Just that he said it’d be a tribute to Bronson.

Arroyo: Everybody was laughing, but also not really understanding that Joey is just giving an homage to me in the weirdest of ways. Did I disappoint you? Or let you down? It was like, “There it is. There is Joey Votto right there.”

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:26 am

I am better for that article existing and having read it.

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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by mister d » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:36 am

I don't know if this makes sense, but articles like that are why I can't stand dudes like Dwight Howard. He's clearly performative whereas Votto seems like a completely unique, natural fucking weirdo.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:37 am

Guevara: My birthday is in the middle of spring training and we’re dragging ass just walking in at 7:15 in the morning to the clubhouse and there I have a full bouquet of flowers and a gigantic Easter bunny. I’m like, “What in the fuck? Did my mom send this? Are you kidding me?” Everyone’s looking at me. And Joey had sent me a giant bouquet and a gigantic chocolate Easter bunny for 100 minor-league campers to see. I was like, “You son of a bitch.

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