Monte Burke On Sports – Forbes.com
The Big Trend
ESPN backlash. By televising NASCAR, The Walt Disney Corp.’s (nyse: DIS – news – people ) cable behemoth has a stake in nearly every big U.S. sport. But fans will start to look elsewhere. National sports blogs, like Deadspin.com, and team specific blogs, like Talkingchop.com (Atlanta Braves), will keep growing in popularity as alternative-news outlets. Cable companies will rebel against being held hostage by ESPN’s enormous fees. Viacom (nyse: VIAB – news – people ) and News Corp. (nyse: NWS – news – people ) will continue to offer counter-programming. And the football fans the world over will gag the first time they hear Joe Theismann and Al Michaels in the booth together on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
So he talks about ESPN backlash and mentions a blog, but not mine. And he mentions an Atlanta Braves blog, but not mine. It’s like he went out of his way to snub me.
So that’s bitterness, paranoia, and delusions of grandeur.
Chill, babe. It’s the season of peace and just let it slide off ya.
You was robbed!
This is Forbes. Isn’t you other site called warliberal?
JK, don’t let it bother you. Obviously the guy at talkingchop (which I don’t go to often) has a PR machine working. This is a great site with a great non-trolled comment section. You shoudl be proud!
No doubt, Mac. Don’t sweat it.
Stick it to the MAN! Oh. And Merry Christmas.
Come on, Mac. Your readers know your worth. You got slighted. Don’t pout unless you want switches and coal in your stocking next Christmas. Lighten up, dude.
You rule. Don’t worry ’bout it, but I agree that’s still lame.
Now that’s I’ve somewhat emerged from my food/wine coma that included a half-dozen episodes of “Dragnet 1967” on DVD, lemme just say:
Happy Holidays to all! And here’s to a helluva 2006.
just look at the number of comments per post at talkingchop (1-3 max) compared to here (a bazillion) and that should give us an idea of how popular and worthwhile each respective blog is.
Mac, Always remember that just because something calls itself “news” doesn’t mean that it is.
The market is big enough for the “intelligent baseball talk” niche you so comfortably inhabit. This is a great site.
I imagine “Talking Chop” has a bunch of posters who still can’t figure out why the Red Sox won’t bite on the Jairo Cuevas and Ryan Langerhans for Manny Ramirez deal.
Who are you?
I have been to both of these Blogs mentioned in the Story and I have been to yours as well. So without leaking too much too early of my first site to read, unabashed starting point for relevant, current and great discussion of Braves news. I ask, is it worthwhile to heap admiration on the author publically, if he should already have no doubt as to his own excellence, and the certainty his readers already have of this solid commitment to a fan’s perspective. That’s why they are here reading and participating in these discussions themselves. So while perhaps the author has purposely tried to ignore you. The true fact remains for those that know and so then who cares really?