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Re: The Athletic Thread

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

Hearing Axios and The Athletic may merge.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

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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Re: The Athletic Thread

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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Re: The Athletic Thread

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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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by A_B » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:05 am

I've read far less since the redesign.
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Re: The Athletic Thread

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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Re: The Athletic Thread

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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Re: The Athletic Thread

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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Re: The Athletic Thread

Post by Sabo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:07 am

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