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I saw today that Tim Graham and Matthew Fairburn will be covering the Bills on The Athletic. 

 

I have to say, what The Athletic is doing is amazing. They’re poaching all of the top talent, while other sports reporting entities seem to be faltering. They’re almost forcing folks who are interested in good sports journalism to subscribe, I’m very close myself. I’ve noticed all of the big time names they’ve brought in on the MLB side, and now they’ve got arguably the two best Bills writers in one place. 

 

What does everyone else think? 

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I just signed up. The special offer pricing cinched it. $42/yr.  I've been wanting their hockey coverage anyway. Having a Buffalo bureau got me over the line.

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I'm not a subscriber but I am a supporter.

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Signed up this morning for two years $79.99--equivalent to the cost of a good night out, a pair of Bills tickets in the upper deck or, at scalper prices, a Sabers season ticket...

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I have been a subscriber.  It's more than worth it.  The articles by Fairburn and Cover 1 today are better than any Bills article i've read in months with the exception of Graham's pieces on Allen.

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Shots fired from Graham to Harrington?:

 

 

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I'm going to wait and see how it goes when the games start.  Also, if/when they offer a trial, I will check it out then.

 

 

There is just so much out there already.  Seems silly to subscribe unless they provide something unique and exclusive

 

 

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3 minutes ago, bbb said:

Shots fired from Graham to Harrington?:

 

 

 

What's Timmah's record for most days between being a douche on Twitter?

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Just signed up!

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What's Timmah's record for most days between being a douche on Twitter?

Does it count if directed toward Harrington?

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Why does he love to air out all of his drama for the world to see.  Love Fairburn.  Graham, meh.  His tude is just too much for me.

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4 minutes ago, stony said:

Just signed up!

Does it count if directed toward Harrington?

 

It does.  Graham is a child, a brat and an attention whore who can't have a discussion with anyone unless he can always be right.

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One thing is, so far, keeping me from signing up. His initials are tg and he is a petty, petulant child.  I'm not sure I want my hard earned $$$ going his way.

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I'm a big fan of Fairburn and also Cover1. It's nice to see they have a nice team in the works there. 

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Nope.   I’m busy spending my money on Arby’s curly fries.  

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3 bucks ain’t jack, but I’d rather give my money to a bum on the street than support that kind of jackassery. 🤮Grown man screen shotting texts and blowing someone’s spot up.

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Graham might have violated Twitter's ToS by tweeting what was a private message.

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Just now, PromoTheRobot said:

Graham might have violated Twitter's ToS by tweeting what was a private message.

What constitutes a private message?  People post screen shots of their phones pretty regularly. 

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2 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

Graham might have violated Twitter's ToS by tweeting what was a private message.

Twitter should take a cue from TBN and give ole TG the boot...but that would be doing TG a favour as it might save him from himself 

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 I think this will be very interesting because a ton of people complained about the subscription model with the Buffalo News.  If the Athletic can succeed on that model - which it has elsewhere- then I think it shows more about the staff at TBN like Bucky and Sully not connecting with the modern fans.  

 

The line-up the Athletic is putting out seems like a great group with excellent Bills and Sabres coverage from some great analysts (with the possible exception of thin skinned TG), but it should blow away what the TBN was doing and was much more in line with what the Fans have asked about in TBN threads before.

 

I think it will go to show how important the staff is and the fact that guys like Bucky and Sully lasted as long as they did was more harmful than helpful to the TBN long term.

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6 minutes ago, Rochesterfan said:

 I think this will be very interesting because a ton of people complained about the subscription model with the Buffalo News.  If the Athletic can succeed on that model - which it has elsewhere- then I think it shows more about the staff at TBN like Bucky and Sully not connecting with the modern fans.  

 

The line-up the Athletic is putting out seems like a great group with excellent Bills and Sabres coverage from some great analysts (with the possible exception of thin skinned TG), but it should blow away what the TBN was doing and was much more in line with what the Fans have asked about in TBN threads before.

 

I think it will go to show how important the staff is and the fact that guys like Bucky and Sully lasted as long as they did was more harmful than helpful to the TBN long term.

 

To me, that's the thing.  If Bucky and Sully were still with the News, I would then go to The Athletic.  With them gone, I don't really have a reason to go there. 

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At $42 for the year I'm willing to give it a shot.  I haven't followed Graham on Twitter for years so I don't care about how much of a jackass he is.

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2 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

I just signed up. The special offer pricing cinched it. $42/yr.  I've been wanting their hockey coverage anyway. Having a Buffalo bureau got me over the line.

 

 

Agreed - would not pay for the Buffalo News team, but Fairburn, Vogl, Cover 1 and Kris Baker pushed it over the top.

 

All aboard - 

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