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madape
06-01-2001, 06:49 PM
Our favorite site for NBA rumors and such is back. Fortunately we don't have to put up with the terrible chat room anymore thanks to DJ.

www.nbatalk.com (http://nbatalk.com)

LonestarROB
06-02-2001, 11:07 AM
Don't mean to burst your bubble but it's been back for a few weeks. I think it was scooter that posted this a week or so ago. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

MavsFanFinley
06-02-2001, 02:09 PM
I noticed the site is working it's way back too. I loved reading all those rumors and stuff, but your right, thank god for DJ. We don't have to put up with that damn message board over there. So...


Thanks DJ i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

madape
06-03-2001, 09:36 AM
Whoops! I guess thats what I get for not paying attention.

Another site that is back up: www.romp.com is no longer a pay site. For those of you that haven't seen it, check it out. Its got some funny animation clips that are worth seeing.

djb
06-03-2001, 12:43 PM
I LOVE Romp and am glad they decided to get rid of the Romp Mafia pay section! But now they say they won't be pumping out as many eps of their progs so that kinda sucks. Booty Call is the shiznit! i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

djb
06-07-2001, 06:01 PM
Just got this in my inbox:

Dear loyal sportsTALK.com users,

Thank you for your patience over the last few months as sportsTALK.com has undergone a major transition. We truly appreciate the hundreds of warm e-mails we received celebrating our return. It's my pleasure to announce that sportsTALK.com has teamed up with ESPN.com to provide you with an exciting new product called ESPN INSIDER.

ESPN INSIDER will provide sportsTALK fans with all of the latest rumors, newspaper links, daily features and edgy content that you've come to expect from sportsTALK over the last few years. All of sportsTALK's key writers including Terry Brown, Ryan Early, Dayn Perry, Matt Kelchner and Mike Florio will be part of ESPN INSIDER.

In addition, ESPN will bring many of their resources to bear on the project. This will mean more features, the ability to have your favorite team's or player's stories always appear on the front page, a much more advanced and searchable link system and many other innovative additions. In other words, sportsTALK on steroids.

Many of you have asked us about our plans to turn sportsTALK into a subscription site. Given the difficulty of getting revenue from the internet, we feel that a subscription fee is absolutely necessary for us to be able to provide you with the type of in-depth information we bring on a daily basis. We strongly believe that there is no where else on the net where you can find the quality and quantity of information that you get on sportsTALK each day. Therefore, ESPN INSIDER will be a premium content site. For a low yearly rate, subscribers will be able to access all of the information provided by sportsTALK.

For the past two weeks, sportsTALK has been offering a free sneak preview of our rumor pages and several of our features. We are now in the process of finalizing our transition into ESPN and are planning a launch of ESPN INSIDER on Monday June 11th. Per our request, we've asked ESPN to contact you in the next few days with a sweetheart deal -- a special discounted subscription rate for sportsTALK users.

We sincerely hope you will support us in this next endeavor. We are excited about the possibilities and feel that by joining ESPN, sportsTALK will be able to take our game to the next level.

Warmly,

Chad Ford
co-founder, sportsTALK.com

Evilmav2
06-07-2001, 06:35 PM
Evil is back at the right time...

LonestarROB
06-07-2001, 07:07 PM
WHOA i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif , he's back i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif .

LonestarROB
06-08-2001, 11:17 AM
"...a special discounted subscription rate for sportsTALK users."

Am I understanding that correctly? We now have to PAY MONEY to get access to sportstalk's "rumors"? Get real!

djb
06-08-2001, 11:36 AM
Yea that part pretty much sucks. I guess I can always go to BskBALL.com for rumors and such. Didn't ESPN.com used to have a pay section a year or two ago? I guess it didn't work out and now the network's trying to cash in on SportsTalk's success and following.

LonestarROB
06-15-2001, 01:46 PM
So starting today, users must pay $24.00 to use NBATalk any longer? Get Real.

DJ, if you do sign up there, make sure to bring us the latest Mavs news would ya? i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

djb
06-15-2001, 01:50 PM
Looks like they're charging $4.95/month or $29.95 (regularly $39.95) for an annual subscription. All that just so we could read a couple rumors (most of which come from regular newspaper articles) each day. i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif Don't worry guys..Dallas-Mavs.com is ramping up production and will be up in some shape or form sometime in the next two weeks. I'll be subscribing to the ESPN Insider so you guys won't have to!

LonestarROB
06-15-2001, 01:52 PM
YOU THE MAN!!! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

MFFL
06-15-2001, 01:57 PM
Thanks dj! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif