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NFT: Foxsports.com eliminating all articles (Video only)

DanMetroMan : 7/12/2017 5:19 pm
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http://Foxsports.com has gone all video. That is why I no longer can write on our site.
My least favorite part of every website is autoplaying videos  
jlukes : 7/12/2017 5:30 pm : link
kudos to them for embracing the hate
And they're all Hannity  
Deej : 7/12/2017 5:31 pm : link
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That's a disturbing trend  
pganut : 7/12/2017 5:31 pm : link
Not just in that Foxsports is going video-only, but that on so many websites now, especially from news sources, I can only "read" a story by seeing a video. I'd much prefer to be able to read an article instead of being forced to watch a video telling a story. I'm not in the "get off my lawn" or "Man Yells at Cloud" phase of my life (yet), but the pervasiveness of the video over a writer's content is really starting to irritate me.
I don't think its a generational thing  
jlukes : 7/12/2017 5:32 pm : link
i generally like like to read articles when I am taking a shit at work, not watch videos
RE: My least favorite part of every website is autoplaying videos  
MookGiants : 7/12/2017 5:36 pm : link
In comment 13526659 jlukes said:
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kudos to them for embracing the hate


Safari is supposed to somehow block this from happening in the new apple OS coming out in the fall
Can't watch videos at work very easily...  
Dan in the Springs : 7/12/2017 5:36 pm : link
can def. read though. Also, what is FoxSports going to show in its videos? Interviews? Replays? Analyst commentary? Possibly. Most likely though it's going to be typical uninformed banter from retired athletes, mixed with news that's already old by the time they get it uploaded.

Not exactly compelling, but I didn't visit their site much anyway so not much lost.
I used to go there  
Metnut : 7/12/2017 5:42 pm : link
to read Stew Mandel (college football) and Ken Rosenthal (baseball). Two of the best in the business. No reason to go there now if its all video.

TheRinger (Simmons site) isn't as good as Grantland, but it's a similar concept and has all sorts of long form sports articles and some really good writers. Almost no ads too. I recommend it to anyone if you're looking for the complete opposite of Foxsports.com
BBI should go all video posts.  
Gmen1982 : 7/12/2017 6:09 pm : link
We can see what everyone looks like and attack each other at a more personal level!
ya know, i never did see  
Rocky369 : 7/12/2017 6:44 pm : link
a certain person's shirtless vlog. probably make hutch happy as well
I'd rather read an article than watch their videos.  
Ira : 7/12/2017 7:09 pm : link
Please don't link Foxsports.
RE: I used to go there  
Mike in NJ : 7/12/2017 7:31 pm : link
In comment 13526678 Metnut said:
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to read Stew Mandel (college football) and Ken Rosenthal (baseball). Two of the best in the business. No reason to go there now if its all video.

TheRinger (Simmons site) isn't as good as Grantland, but it's a similar concept and has all sorts of long form sports articles and some really good writers. Almost no ads too. I recommend it to anyone if you're looking for the complete opposite of Foxsports.com


The Ringer is solid, but there are only a handful of writers on there that I will even bother with. If I see an article is written by Kevin O'Connor, Simmons, Mike Lombardi, or Jonathan Tjarks I'll read it, but most of the other stuff on there is crap that is trying to be trendy by putting a pop culture spin on it.
RE: I don't think its a generational thing  
djm : 7/12/2017 7:49 pm : link
In comment 13526667 jlukes said:
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i generally like like to read articles when I am taking a shit at work, not watch videos


This.
RE: My least favorite part of every website is autoplaying videos  
SimpleMan : 7/12/2017 7:55 pm : link
In comment 13526659 jlukes said:
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kudos to them for embracing the hate


Came here to say the same thing. One of the most annoying things on the internet, particularly with sports sites.
Yep  
spike : 7/12/2017 7:57 pm : link
I m not into watching videos of people talk.
The only way I would watch them  
MBavaro : 7/12/2017 8:31 pm : link
is if they basically vloged what the would have written in an article. Kinda like parting shots on Sports Reporters.
RE: And they're all Hannity  
feelflows : 7/12/2017 9:30 pm : link
In comment 13526662 Deej said:
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Deej.. that made me laugh!

I actually had a conversation with someone who is a host of a Fox Sports radio show. He told me that there is ZERO affiliation between Fox News and Fox Sports. I was ribbing him because he's an ultra-liberal working for Fox.

Nothing to do with the OP, just some random information. (whether it's TRUE or not, I didn't look it up).
This site sucks so much now  
LCtheINTMachine : 7/12/2017 9:51 pm : link
How do they expect anybody to go there?
the truth  
giantfan2000 : 7/13/2017 11:13 am : link
monetization
banner ads CPM is so tiny compared to video ads

it is no surprise that fox sports is doing this
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