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Christopher  Walsh
Christopher Walsh

This is a game-changer. Get excited folks, we're going places ...

Daktothefuture
Daktothefuture

I think the story is here is the amount of opportunity that this creates. People will still visit SI by the millions, but we want that. Sites that produce consistent, innovative content could get a major lift and some new opportunities. That's assuming I have the right read on the situation. I'm using this as a really point for my team of writers, all of whom are trying to make a name for themselves. I could not be more excited about this

Zach Lentz
Zach Lentz

Maybe the elephant in the room; but this is not going to put our respective sites out of business?

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ScottKennedy
ScottKennedy

Of course not. The idea is to take Sports Illustrated branding and current traffic and help funnel Clemson fans to your site. Trickle down economics so to speak.

Zach Lentz
Zach Lentz

Figured that, but just wanted to ask the question. :)

Gene Chamberlain
Gene Chamberlain

I worry that you're right Zach. SI's website already has "fanboy" garbage on every NFL team from fansided, and they send out SI.com correspondents occasionally to NFL practice sites and to games. When I was with cbssports.com something similar happened. They hired LaCanfora for a big contract, told all 32 of us rapid reports correspondents we would be doing our thing, then got rid of us.

ScottKennedy
ScottKennedy

I believe Meredith (the parent) company is shopping fansided separately. They're not part of this partnership that I know of. Team based expertise has been James Heckman's model for 20 years. That's not going to change.

Gene Chamberlain
Gene Chamberlain

I'm sure you're right Scott. I'm just jaded. You get that way when in 9 years you lose 2 newspaper jobs due to company-wide job cuts and three part-time web writing jobs due to company cutbacks or refocusing their emphasis in different directions.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Very interested to hear more about this!

Ed Kracz
Ed Kracz

Looking forward to seeing what the trickledown becomes.

Zach Lentz
Zach Lentz

Awesome stuff


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