- Jul 15, 2005
Oh, and John Sickels as discussed above.
I don't think you'll regret it, there's a lot of great stuff on there. A few baseball things I've enjoyed recently:You guys finally convinced me to subscribe.
It's a great article and it made me like the guy a lot, but as a general manager, Ben was a better professor.There is a stupendous article posted today in The Athletic about Ben Cherington and his semester teaching at Columbia in 2016. Makes me wonder if the Red Sox regret letting him leave. Probably not.
Why is it not flattering? If there was demand for Liga MX content, they would probably provide it. I would guess there isn't demand. Do you think it's some nefarious plot to ignore Mexican or Spanish soccer?The easy inference to make is not particularly flattering to an otherwise forward-thinking media platform.
I think it’s far more likely that racial prejudice within the Athletic is clouding their football coverage; over clear market demand for coverage for English lower division clubs with names likeWeird take, bro.
But are those viewers subscribing to the Atlantic? It being the most watched league in the United States is meaningless if those watchers are not reading The Atlantic. When you subscribe to The Atlantic, you can note what your favorite sports leagues and teams are. It's the first thing you do. The Atlantic has all that info, from 1000s of subscribers. It's fair to assume not many people put Liga as their favorite.I think it’s far more likely that racial prejudice within the Athletic is clouding their football coverage; over clear market demand for coverage for English lower division clubs with names like
King’s Lynn Club and Spennymoor Town FC.
It’s weird blind spot to have when Liga Mx is the most watched league in the United States - and it’s not close.
Henderson stepped into the box and then he started talking to himself. Everyone knew about that routine in the American League; Henderson would constantly talk to himself, pump himself up, “Rickey gonna hit this guy! This guy’s got nothing! Rickey’s good, Rickey’s getting a hit, Rickey’s going to steal second and then steal third … ” and so on.
So he was going through that whole routine and behind the plate, Cubs catcher Scott Servais and home plate umpire Jim Quick were trying hard not to laugh. Nobody put on a show quite like Rickey … but with the count 2-2, Henderson swung and missed. And then he turned around toward Servais and Quick and he said this:
“That’s OK. Rickey still the man.”
Yes, Rickey negotiated hard. Once, during one of those disputes, he said, “If they want to pay me like (Mike) Gallego, I’ll play like Gallego.”*
They do have some French language stuff from some of their hockey writers. I don't know the extent of it since I can't read French, but I accidentally stumbled across a bunch of it when I was searching for an article.thanks for sharing that article LvC, I kinda figured going in that it was all related to building subscriber base in the UK, and that confirms it. I have less question with their choice to cover leagues of local (but not much global) appeal in the UK, than I do about not covering Liga MX here in the US. Certainly explains the lack of La Liga coverage, since without a specific country launch into Spain it would just be a me-too move.
(this is a good breakdown of the viewership numbers of MLS vs EPL vs Liga MX)
Poking around the site, it appears they don't have any sort of internationalization (translations, ways to view the site itself in another language, or even just articles originally written in another language). You can't really cover Liga MX without having a Spanish-language way to distribute your content. Maybe that's coming once their tech catches up.
I'll take oneGuys, with The Athletic in some trouble, I want to send out some of my 30 day passes. I have little doubt that folks will sign up once they have access to the content. Please PM me and I'll set you up. I only ask that you really explore and consider subscribing if you find it worthwhile.