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NFT: Anyone subscribe to The Athletic?

SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/4/2019 3:33 pm
I keep getting emails from them & am thinking of signing up for a yearly subscription. The cost isn't that bad, but I'm curious if it's worth it.

Anyone here subscribe?
I do.  
Strahan91 : 2/4/2019 3:36 pm : link
It's pretty good. They have a lot of content and some very good writers across a variety of teams/specialties like Dane Brugler and Ken Rosenthal.
RE: I do.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/4/2019 3:37 pm : link
In comment 14287193 Strahan91 said:
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It's pretty good. They have a lot of content and some very good writers across a variety of teams/specialties like Dane Brugler and Ken Rosenthal.


Thanks man.
I signed up for one of those promotional deals  
soz915 : 2/4/2019 3:51 pm : link
It was like $30 for the entire year and honestly was so worth it. Thereís a ton of content, much of which I donít read, but enough about my teams I find very worthy it.

Also, their app is a very good user experience. Clean, easy to read, sorted by the content you want. Lots of great additional features like daily/weekly email newsletters, score and game alerts, etc. For the few dollars a month, even without promos, Iíd highly recommend.
It's totally worth it...  
Metnut : 2/4/2019 3:53 pm : link
NHL, NCAAF, NCAAB and MLB coverage are all deep and excellent. They're upping their game with NFL and NBA lately too.

There is so much free sports content online  
Oscar : 2/4/2019 3:55 pm : link
I donít understand paying for it. I have never felt out of the loop on any team I follow, if anything I probably could do with less content.
To me it's ok. Be aware that they don't give refunds  
Ira : 2/4/2019 3:55 pm : link
if you want to cancel.
i got it via a promotion as well. really enjoy the content  
Anando : 2/4/2019 3:57 pm : link
here is a referral code in case you sign up -
https://theathletic.com/checkout?pc=raf25&plan_id=45&shared_by_name=Anand&shared_by=692760
I asked the same question  
Jay in Toronto : 2/4/2019 3:59 pm : link
and got lots of encouragement. Signed up and really glad I did.

If you are a Ranger fan as well, Rick Carpiniello is worth it alone. Excellent writing across the board.
RE: There is so much free sports content online  
Jay in Toronto : 2/4/2019 4:00 pm : link
In comment 14287233 Oscar said:
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I donít understand paying for it. I have never felt out of the loop on any team I follow, if anything I probably could do with less content.


Oscar -- the quality is such that I find I am reading less of the other outlets.
RE: There is so much free sports content online  
Anando : 2/4/2019 4:01 pm : link
In comment 14287233 Oscar said:
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I donít understand paying for it. I have never felt out of the loop on any team I follow, if anything I probably could do with less content.


it's not quantity - it's quality.

plus, no ads.
I signed up when my buddy got the job  
Ned In Atlanta : 2/4/2019 4:07 pm : link
covering the falcons beat for the Athletic. Definitely worth it.
Their soccer coverage is second to none  
Deejboy : 2/4/2019 4:19 pm : link
It's really hard to find good soccer coverage from U.S. sports media.
I'm not a  
Bill in UT : 2/4/2019 5:57 pm : link
supporter
I resisted  
pjcas18 : 2/4/2019 10:13 pm : link
for a long time, couldn't even bring myself to ever pay for porn on the internet, I sure as shit wasn't going to pay for sports writing, but I broke down signed up this fall, the hockey content is worth it alone.

just a high quality product, I don't regret it
RE: I resisted  
BlueLou'sBack : 2/4/2019 11:11 pm : link
In comment 14287559 pjcas18 said:
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for a long time, couldn't even bring myself to ever pay for porn on the internet, I sure as shit wasn't going to pay for sports writing, but I broke down signed up this fall, the hockey content is worth it alone.

just a high quality product, I don't regret it


I thought you were going to 'fess you starting paying for porn, and it was totally worth it.

Very disappointed.
RE: RE: I resisted  
pjcas18 : 2/5/2019 10:16 am : link
In comment 14287572 BlueLou'sBack said:
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In comment 14287559 pjcas18 said:


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for a long time, couldn't even bring myself to ever pay for porn on the internet, I sure as shit wasn't going to pay for sports writing, but I broke down signed up this fall, the hockey content is worth it alone.

just a high quality product, I don't regret it



I thought you were going to 'fess you starting paying for porn, and it was totally worth it.

Very disappointed.


I still wouldn't pay for porn.
That should probably be the Athletics  
pjcas18 : 2/5/2019 10:17 am : link
slogan, "I still wouldn't pay for porn, but I'd pay to read the Athletic"

or at least a testimonial.
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arcarsenal : 2/5/2019 10:30 am : link
I do - it's pretty cheap. I like it, a lot of quality articles without the bullshit ads, popups and other distracting stuff playing in the background constantly.
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