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What is the Best National Sports Site to Subscribe to?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LanceyHoward, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I subscribe to the Athletic because of the breadth of it's coverage. For five dollars a month I know that I if a team does something I find interesting I can find coverage in the Athletic.

    ESPN Plus has some good national writers but I feel that I can find their similar material free for free elsewhere. I like Zach Lowe and Bill Barnwall but the Ringer also has excellent football national NFL writers and a platoon of NBA writers. I don't see where I would get $50 of value subscribing.

    Sports Illustrated continues to have the most talented national writers but its local sites are very erratic in quality. Though I still pay $20 a year to subscribe.
  2. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    ESPN+ also comes with a ton of additional live games, including all NHL games starting next season. Just something to consider.
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  3. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    Yeah, ESPN+ gets my money for the live games. The material behind the paywall is a bonus.

    I also subscribe to the Athletic. I got one of those $1 deals so it's a bargain. Not sure if I'd pay the $60 a year or whatever.
  4. ChadFelter

    ChadFelter Member

    The Athletic if you want real journalism. ESPN+ if you want to keep up with rumor mill.
  5. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    One of the little joys of 2020 was canceling my sub and picking up the $1 deal under my wife's name and credit card.
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