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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by rscmac, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. rscmac

    rscmac Club Member Club Member

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    Espn is coming out with recruiting sites that are tied to schools. They are trying to launch a dozen sites by the end of the year just for high school recruiting.
    The first 2 that will be launched are USC - Texas and they hope to have 4 more by early fall.
    found the article in the sports business journal.
     
  2. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Espn screws yet another thing up
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    bye rivals
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Beginning of the end for all the premium sites.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    us included?
     
  6. SuperD

    SuperD Club Member Club Member

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    God I hope not, Yahoo/Rivals is the only organization keeping college sports even remotely honest.
     
  7. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    yeap. Better start looking for a replacement, we cant compete with espin
     
  8. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'm just going to go ahead and quote Chris Berman: "What!!"
     
  9. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    should have used the sarcasm font... what is it again?
     
  10. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    ESPN... primary CFB network... College GameDay... recruiting sites... Can we assume that these new ESPN sites will be slanted towards the teams who get the highest ratings? How does this affect the Buffs, who will play most of their games on Fox/Pac12 Network? (answer: negatively) I wonder if Texas, who is partnered with ESPN, will be the greatest beneficiary? [/rhetorical font]
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Most of them, not all.
     
  12. VCBuff

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    Disagree Nikk. They will put up sites that will compete with the pay sites for schools that have a big following (SEC, top 1/2 of the Big 10, Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Notre Dame, etc) to get those dollars but I don't see them spending the money to cover schools like CU where there won't be a significant return on their investment. College football is so regional and they don't care about schools that aren't going to make them a profit. I see there still being a demand for sites like this one that will give us in depth coverage of schools without a big national following.
     
  13. Tatanka™

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    I don't think we know if this will be subscription Insider content. If it is, the other recruiting sites should be fine.
     
  14. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Especially if the recruiting info ESPiN offers is as ****** as it is now...
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's the programs that bring thousands of subscribers that make it possible for the Rivals and Scout networks to employ all those regional and national scouts. Regardless, the prospect of ESPN making a real commitment to recruiting coverage was always the elephant in the room. Everyone knows that they can't compete with them if they come strong. Not too many people are going to pay 100 bucks a year for a premium scouting service when they can get the same or better info either for free or for the cost of a magazine subscription.
     
  16. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    At least espn will have no conflict of interest. Oh, wait...
     
  17. rscmac

    rscmac Club Member Club Member

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    Well espn has the total qb rating so im guessing they have some crack staff working on a new and improved star rating system.
     
  18. rscmac

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    Hornsnation.com is the 1st site up and running.
     
  19. boulder77

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    Wut???? Quelle suprise!!! I had my money on BaylorisAwesome.com .....
     
  20. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Wearesc is being folded into the next effort centered around $UC looks like a week or two, before they go live.
     
  21. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    The ESPN forum rules - OUCH:
     
  22. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Holy ****. What is the point of the forums then?
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    To make AllBuffs look even more allsome?
     
  24. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    unpossible.
     
  25. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    To express your undying love of dry, white toast.
     
  26. SoCal Bob

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    Wearesc.com went up on ESPN yesterday, per my email.
     
  27. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks SoCal we missed the email. I've been following it from afar and it looks like a farking mess.
     
  28. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    sounds like about as much fun as a root canal.
     
  29. moett88

    moett88 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking on recruit profiles today and they have REALLY beefed them up. They are going after the $$$!
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I know. Pretty much the same info, but the graphics are much more slick. The first time I saw it, it kind of threw me off.
     

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