Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sporting News debuted it's first edition of Sporting News Today this morning and so far it's been welcomed with mixed reviews. I've talked to a few folks, and scoured some message boards, and the overwhelming feeling is that it's too difficult to use. The paper itself lays out in a format similar to a PDF file and you use buttons at the top to click from page to page. A handful of pages are advertisements, but for the most part the thing is packed with content. The thing is an amazing 33 pages long and you even got a look at Terry Francona that you, "won't find on Facebook!" They claim it's the first of its kind, and I can't remember seeing anything like it before.
The fact that they are delivering this thing 365 days a year blows my mind, and while the graphics and content are going in the right direction, I just don't think the format is going to work. Printing it out would be the way to go, but you'd be killing a lot of trees and wasting a lot of ink. It'll be interesting to see if it catches on and I encourage you to subscribe and check it out if you're interested.
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