Dooley & Andreu leaving the Gainesville Sun

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  1. oxrageous

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    I honestly don't know, didn't have access to those analytics. However, I'm pretty sure it dwarfed what we have here.

    And of course, you use that traffic to link to the other parts of your newspaper - it's a great way to add traffic to other areas.
     
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      I set up a Google news feed for the Gators. Many articles link back to sites that have a pay wall, usually with a few views allowed per month.

      247 has a lot that’s free but their stringers are mostly guys like us. Sports Illustrated seems to be consistently the most informative - and free.

      I also like Will Miles’ readandreaction.com. He’s a hobbyist but an interesting one.
       
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        I tried to watch his last podcast, but only lasted fifteen seconds. How can someone be soooo Terrible???

        I do have to say Bianchi is worse.
         
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          Dooley is not being killed by the downfall of print media. He’s left without income due to the awful job he did at being an informative writer. Right now there are many outlets for independent writers to capitalize on audiences that want to read them. Dooley deservingly started to lose his audience around 1999 when he was skating on having Spurrier’s cell phone number as his primary shtick.
           
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          Gets me every time. :lol:
           
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            I'm sure everyone here will read the fine Shakespearean work Edgar Thompson wrote.

             
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            This still slays me! :lol:
             
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              I'll get bombed for this but I thought he was ok, he was good for a little humor every now and then and his music play list was sometimes listenable.
              Was he perfect? No but who the hell is.
               
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                  Bombed? You mean banned.
                   
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                    Yeah, I'll agree to this. He was funny and the music was nice filler. But where he lost me was with the Chimp, blindly defending the guy when everybody could see what he was putting on the field was utter crap. He did learn his lesson, he wasn't so all in on Butters.
                     
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                      Is there anyone with a smarmier voice than Edgar Thompson? I fuchin hate that guy when he asks questions at the press conferences.
                       
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                        It is simple with the pandemic they finally discovered that they were paying way more than needed to get a service. They have had younger and cheaper (not to mention better) people working for them over the years.

                        I bet they will be free lancing for way less compensation.
                         
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                        Pat is flat out unlistenable. His radio show with Jeff Cardozo is one of the worst I've ever heard. Most of the time during the show they talk about the most irrelevant **** you've ever heard of. We could be playing in the SEC title game the next day and they'd be talking about MLB or anything. Pat also for some reason has some sort of weird ass ego. Not sure how that happened. Dude got his journalism degree like 45 years ago and being a columnist for the Gainesville Sun is the best he could do in that time. Since Covid, it also seems as though he WANTS games to be canceled. Robbie, some how, is even worse. I have yet to discover what that guy ever brought to the table. He has the personality of a dead cat.
                         
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                          Well if he read your post he probably don't have much of an ego anymore.
                           
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                            Damn I thought Pat might read this and give me a "like" wheres Dooley when you need him.
                             
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                                Even going back farther than Dooley and Andreu there's Beeeeeonnnnkeeee! To me there has been nothing since the Sun ran off Jack Hairston. I've always deep down thought Bianchi had something to do with that. But Tooley and Slobbie had the best opportunity to cover great UF teams and flat out was just lazy and complacent. What was interesting from all the stories they never seemed to have the "in" that any hometown paper would have. We've often made the comment that this board and old board (members) would have the scoop on many stories before those two could. But actually that's true.

                                To be nice I wish them well into retirement. And as always the Sun is only good for wrapping fish in it. If they're even printing enough to do that now.
                                 

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