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Forde to Yahoo!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    This is the big news I hinted at a while ago, never did get it confirmed:

    RT @EricFisherSBJ Sources: Pat Forde leaving ESPN for Yahoo Sports.

    Me again - they've been talking to some others, I'm told. Yahoo is not done with this one.
  2. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    I read on sportsjournalism.org that Jason King might be moving the other way, leaving Yahoo! for ESPN.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I understand that's done?
    Yahoo has been hanging around my town, trying I'm told to poach a significant name from here (not one on my staff - at least not one I've been told about yet).
  4. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Be careful with that word, "poach." Spurrier might call you out.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I won't answer any more questions while Moddy is in the room.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's interesting to use the "Sources:" thing when talking about another writer. Is it a source with knowledge of someone familiar with Forde's thinking?
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Forde was the only guy I read on the .com. That's a big hit.
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    I'm staunchly against multiple exclamation points, but you could make a strong case for a second one here.
  9. accguy

    accguy Member

    Assuming this is correct, I'm very happy for Pat.

    Dude is really, really good.
  10. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Losing Feldman and Forde seriously downgrades ESPN.com's FBall coverage, but the WWL could care less. They'll throw some $ at some writers and believe they haven't missed a beat.

    ESPN.com still strong with Maisel and Schlabach on the grid scene but they currently lack depth.

    Glad to hear that Pat is getting away from the Mouse-Eared Giant.

    Good to see that Yahoo! and CBSSports.com are willing to compete.
  11. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Active Member

    This reads like the free-agent signing period.
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    I would guess Forde Yard Dash and Forde Minutes would go along with Forde to Yahoo! Wouldn't be considered intellectual property, correct?
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