- Apr 17, 2003
Signed up for a combo of liking Bedard and valuing the concept. Happy with the content thus far.
This is exactly my point. Does anyone think they would run trash articles full of speculation? These issues can absolutely have tangible effects on teams that people up close would have unique insight into, and the writers are more than capable of covering that intelligently without descending into talk radio tropes -- but not if they cover their ears and repeat "stick to sports."If the angle is 'how does it impact team cohesion' and there's legit reporting (not just WEEI-esque speculation) then it's worth covering. But Bedard/Price speculating what guys might think about the impact of a political statement? That's garbage, imo, and better skipped.
Chances of that happening as I understand it are slim to none, and lean toward none. I know Greg was pretty skeptical of some aspects of The Athletic's model.I have to wonder if they've given any thought to joining with "The Athletic," who are now in SF, Chi, Cle, Det, Min, Phi, Stl, Pit. I tried a test subscription for Chicago, then realized I wasn't really reading it, so I didn't roll it over. But access to good stuff written in other cities ought to help tip the scales for some. If a BSJ subscription made it easy to read decent stuff about Francona or The Astros in advance of the playoffs, you'd think it would help. It may be too late for that, given whatever infrastructure investments they've made (and I don't know how The Athletic splits up its revenue) but I'd like to think he at least considered or is considering it.
If Medium had worked as a platform, that might have been helpful, as well, but not everything that seems to make sense works out.
As a paid subscriber, I wish I knew what article you were talking about. I missed it apparently.I really.....appreciated the doc mailbag. I don't want to say "enjoy" since the subject matter is a bit depressing (and since I'm permainjured), but I was a great differentiator to what is usually found in the press. Nice get, Greg!
It's a bit hard to find, but:As a paid subscriber, I wish I knew what article you were talking about. I missed it apparently.
Thanks, (for me at least) it's not on the main page or any of the teams' coverage pages.It's a bit hard to find, but:
Dejan Kovacevic's DK Pittsburgh Sports is the model, in more ways than one (BSJ licensed their website and app). Kovacevic started the site in 2014 and now has 40,000 subscribers. Not sure how much competition they have, though.Has Bedard ever talked about what kind of subscriber numbers are needed to sustain his site long term?
One difference I notice is that DK posts multiple podcasts under the DK banner daily with multiple hosts and subjects. Maybe that will be something Bedard will be able to do down the line.Dejan Kovacevic's DK Pittsburgh Sports is the model, in more ways than one (BSJ licensed their website and app). Kovacevic started the site in 2014 and now has 40,000 subscribers. Not sure how much competition they have, though.
I used to like Bedard. I think he has absorbed Felger/Mazz hot take shitiness since he has been a paid guest during football season.Ironhead/Displaced Bostonian is a member here? No fucking way.
The rest of BSJ is awesome. Price, McAdam, McDonald, and Robb are worth the price of subscription for me.
I still can’t fucking stand Bedard though.