Does anyone here subscribe to The Athletic?

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  1. BMF

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    Anyone here subscribe to The Athletic? They put out some fantastic stories, good UF coverage (roughly 4 or 5 articles per week). They don't cover every team, but most of the CFB big-name teams. They don't have a message board, but you can comment after articles (fun to do 'drive-by' comments on rival articles). There's a sickening article today about Urban Meyer and the 5-star OL from Buford HS (same school as Riley Simonds, OG commit in our class).

    It's a great website w/ some really good coverage:

    The Athletic
     
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      No, this one is enough for me.
       
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        So would you say you consider yourself one of these?

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          I signed up about 6 months ago when they had a 50% discount offer. I dropped my subscription to Sports Illustrated after 40+ years when I realized the quality of the writing on the Athletic.

          Will Sammons is the best Gator reporter I've found anywhere, both in his writing style and his analysis. His UF coverage has been outstanding so far this year.

          They also offer excellent coverage of the San Francisco Giants which is the only team other than the Gators that I follow with any passion. They don't yet cover every pro or college sports team but provide good information for the ones that are on their list.
           
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            Interestingly, Sammons covered Miss State football the last few years and made the move to UF when Mullen got hired. He puts out some good stuff.
             
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              Absolutely do - subscribe now when everybody is enthusiastic about making that site work and the quality is through the roof as a consequence.
               
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                I do and I like it.
                 
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                Can’t see paying for it when there’s so many girls giving it away for free.
                 
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                  The good reviews in this thread made me sign up for the week free trial

                  The Urban Meyer/5* OL article was....interesting?
                   
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                  It was a great, well researched article....especially if you're an OSU or Urban Meyer fan. If you're not either of those it was a little nauseating. Did you read the article about college football players going into pro wrestling? Titus O'Neal!!
                   
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                  No, I think they employ Jemelle Hill so that tells me all I need to know
                   
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                    The Lucas Krull article today is awesome. Anyone who doesn't subscribe should at least get the free 7-day trial.
                     
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                    Here's Lucas and his mom, a cancer survivor, at the opener:


                     
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                      Recently, The Athletic added Nashville to their so called coverage cities meaning they hired writers to specifically provide coverage of the Titans and Predators. Thus, I bit the bullet via an annual subscription.

                      I have notifications of Sammon's articles on Gators emailed to moi. So far so good and the quality of journalism is superior to the Gator regulars i.e. Dooley, Robbie, and the cut and paste junk Bowl got away with at the now defunct SEC Country.

                      That said, Will Mile's Gator's work at Read and Reaction is extremely enlightening and enjoyable especially with the included applicable and supportive game film.
                       
                      • Since65

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                        I did not realize until reading that article that Krull was the 34th round pick of the San Francisco Giants in the MLB June amateur draft. Sounds like they made him a reasonably attractive financial offer to sign but he turned them down.

                        In this instance I am glad the Giants finished second to the Gators.
                         
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                          Agreed on Will Miles. Probably the best free material you can get that I've found
                           
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                          The comments section on the UGA articles are great this week! They hate Chaney!!
                           

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