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Rivals - is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Fight CU, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    Gotta admit, I caught the DS bug in a big way, so I signed on for a membership to Rivals back in November..

    For those of you that have been there for a while, is it worth the money to keep the membership in the off-season? For that matter, is it worth it to keep it during the season? Or is there just as much info on the free sites?

    Any advice is welcomed! Thanks
     
  2. Cornh8er

    Cornh8er Well-Known Member

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    not a member but wish i was sometimes, some advice i can give you is...send that girl in your picture over to me
     
  3. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    I'm wondering the same thing.
     
  4. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I personally don't think rivals or scout is worth it. The info on there is not that secretive and usually slips onto message boards anyways from subscribers. You'll also find the news papers reporting the same stuff. You can keep your account so you can report to us if you want. :wink2:
     
  5. SD Buff

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    If you have grown to like the message board and the recruiting info, then yes its worth it. During spring ball, there are some insightful posters and some good scoop.

    During the summer there is usually a lot of bitching that our class is going to suck b/c we don't have a 10 commits already.

    During the season- IMO its the best board for football talk and game analysis.

    Its going to die down a little and have its ups and downs. But most people over there just take on the year membership which breaks down to getting two months free.

    Up to you- but have enjoyed your contribution to the site. Just wish people would keep their same handle so its not so damn confusing. ;)
     
  6. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    I subscribed about a week before LOI day and there was so much **** on there not being said here or netbuffs.
     
  7. InTheBuff

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    I'm LongmontBuff over at Rivals:wink2:
     
  8. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Yup. I know some here refuse to believe it, but alot of info never makes its way here. Sure major news will trickle down to these boards. But if your a recruiting junkie or just a hard core buff fan, you'll love rivals. Tons of info. Adam does a great job.

    Me personally, i mostly lurk on the message board. Most everything to be said eventually gets posted by someone. The only drawback imo is some posters on the rivals board are arrogant pricks.

    And don't give me the "college students can't afford it" response. If you or your parents can afford to pay for you to attend the U of Colorado, you can spare 10bucks a month on rivals.
     
  9. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not saying ten bucks a month is a lot, it has crossed my mind, but with everything I have billed monthly they always seem to get me right when I have no money. I suck with money.
     
  10. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    $10 That's what? Two beers at the Walrus?:smile2:
     
  11. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    Or 2 bucks short of a handle of Burnett's :smile2:
     
  12. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

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    In college I would have taken those two beers a month (probably 3 back then) and found a good friend with an account.
     
  13. The Monk

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    Insider information is neat, the giant amount information available through the whole network is probably the best part. But the message boards are pretty God awful, lots of name dropping, incredibly old internet memes, old people with too much "honor," and kids without sense or sensibilities. This board is far better for actual discussion.
     
  14. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    Totally agree. Now how about that national board...
     
  15. KingPants

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    I just canceled over there because of the $10 dollars, and I am not even a college student. :huh:

    Although when the bills get a bit tight, like mine did when my wife and I got new cars, certain luxuries have to go. $10 a month for a website was one of those. The decision was made easier by how ****ty the national board is. I don't want to hear a lot of 16 kids spout off about how their team is the greatest ever. It was starting to make me stereotype all fans of Texas as assholes, when I know for a fact that most are not.

    That, plus some of the sig pics over there were deffinatly going to get me fired at some point. :wow:
     
  16. Sexton Hardcastle

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    I'm not a huge fan of the message board over there either. National or the BuffStampede.

    I hear you about money being tight. I will probably have to cancel here soon. Not my choice. My girlfriend is starting to nag.:wink2::smile2:
     
  17. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    NOOOOO there goes some good recruiting info:smile2:
     
  18. Sexton Hardcastle

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    A little late i know. But there is a feature to turn off sigs on rivals. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Fight CU

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    I appreciate that - I am going to keep it for a while longer - at least thru spring.
     

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