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Fifteen Years Ago Today...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    For those who never got a chance to read it, think about USA Today's sports section, then ponder it's exact opposite. That was The National.
  2. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    I had just started J-school when it started up. It was pretty hard to find here, but not if you knew where to look. I ended up reserving a copy every day at a newsstand.
    All I wanted to do was go and sleep on the doorstep of the place, pull a hunger strike, whatever, until they broke down and gave me a job.
    Unfortunately, by the time I graduated, it was a moot point.

    They started a new daily newspaper in my city at roughly the same time. Thought that might be a good option, too.
    Folded in less than a year, but at least it was a great opportunity for people who graduated a couple years ahead of me.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Except that people generally go to sports Web sites to keep updated on games. I don't think a whole site based on being a more literate version of espn.com's Page 2 would be a guaranteed hit. I mean, I don't think sportsjones.com has become a widely considered must-visit.
  4. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I'd buy it again in a minute.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    That, and no one read it -- with the exception of everyone on this board.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Especially since it hasn't been updated since July 2001.

    (Who the hell recycled this old thread, anyway?)
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Chazp has decided to resurrect year-old threads today for whatever reason.
  8. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    Why all the dredging up of year-old threads?

    Edit: Doc explains.
  9. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    Like anywhere near where i grew up, for example. I had never heard of the National until 1994, when one of my college professors told me about it.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The only place I ever saw the National on sale was the Cincinnati airport.
  11. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I had never been back past 15 or so pages and just some great stuff packed in the back.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    then fucking add something worthwhile to it, other than "yeah, that was great."
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