Are the writer’s die-hard fans? News savvy?
Able to filter through to the most desirable stories? Have a knowledge that is beyond opinion and
Without naming any site, do you prefer the subscription based Ohio State
websites or the free Ohio
State websites? Consider
content, community, and breaking news ability.
Bill Smith: How could anyone prefer any subscription or pay
site when brutusreport.com has all the Buckeye news that we
need? Unfortunately, the owners of many good sites with quality content are
getting greedy. More sites every day are becoming pay sites. That is not what
Al Gore had in mind when he invented the Internet.
Pete Quint: Free because I'm a cheap S.O.B. I applaud the sites that have a large enough
subscription base to keep the writers employed full time. I'm also a bit jealous of their hard work and
good fortune. In the past I have seen
their content and the information I have found doesn't seem to be much better
that what I can get on free sites.
Unless you have to know everything that Bill Kurelic has to say and see
all the recruit videos I don't think the pay sites are any better than the free
Eric Geier: I'm not big on subscription based websites, sure
it is a great way to generate profit, but there is always going to be another
site that's free and produces the same content.
Ryan Leonardo: Without a doubt the free sites. The subscription sites don't offer much more
than a free one. It all depends on the
writers and moderators too. Are the
writer’s die-hard fans? News savvy? Able to filter through to the most desirable
stories? Have a knowledge that is beyond
opinion and has support? Those are the
things that make BrutusReport.com a great spot for any Ohio State
fan that is looking for information.
Steve Patterson: The pay sites have the inside track with
press passes to Ohio
State events and have
full-time staff that can turn out articles at a very fast and news breaking
pace. There’s a reason they can charge a fee. There is one site that is free
and also has press access. If that one site would also cover recruiting and
upgrade their site software, I think it could lead in fan base.