View Full Version : Apologies to .net staff
03-07-2000, 02:49 PM
I had to go against my own preaching today to prove a point. About a month ago during a discussion about that other Rockets site, I said that the way to get rid of them was not to visit them and they would eventually go away on their own. Well I had to go against that today to prove a point to a fellow hoops fan. We were discussing the best sports sites on the web and he happened to mention a Rivals site. I naturally replied that they were wanna-be's, so on and so forth. He just didn't believe me so I had to prove it to him. We went to Clutchcity.com looked at the features, etc. Then I showed him our pride and joy in a separate window. We compared front pages, bbs/message boards, etc. He got the point and is now a reader of clutchcity.net. Like I said I don't like to frequent that other site but at least for that one hit over there, the net will get lots more.
Keep up the good work guys, I love this page. http://bbs.clutchcity.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
The truth is out there.
03-07-2000, 03:13 PM
Did you see that article in ESPN the Magazine about Rivals.COM? Some player, I forget who, refused to sign over his web site to them. He said basically what we've been saying all along. Check it out. It was a recent issue that I happened to read while at CVS.
03-07-2000, 03:38 PM
Any web links to that article? Couldn't find it on espn web pages...
The truth is out there.
03-07-2000, 04:27 PM
I only saw it in the hardcopy form of ESPN MAGAZINE. I'm not even sure who was on cover, but it was recent. That much I know.
03-07-2000, 04:31 PM
That's OK, Mulder, nothing wrong with charity views. http://bbs.clutchcity.net/ubb/wink.gif
The player in question was C.J. Nitkowski... I haven't been to his site, but it comes highly recommended by some friends of mine. His reasons for not signing with Rivals were understandable-- didn't want to lose the originality of his site.
Overall, though, Rivals can be a great network for sites that have dedicated, talented webmasters. The template's not the prettiest thing to look at, but I think most of the criticisms of Rivals should in actuality be directed at the webmasters for their individual sites.
[This message has been edited by BrianKagy (edited March 07, 2000).]
03-07-2000, 06:23 PM
CJ has a great site. Go visit it @:
CJ does all of the HTMLing and content himself. He also has pictures from Tiger Stadium on his site.
visit my website @ http://members.xoom.com/bayoucitybob/
Formerly Known as "Rob in Spring"
[This message has been edited by Robert Snyder (edited March 07, 2000).]
03-08-2000, 09:45 PM
Thanks Rob!!!! That is an awesome site!!!
Here is a cool site to check out: http://www.athletenow.com/
If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joke?--Steven Wright
[This message has been edited by BobFinn* (edited March 08, 2000).]
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