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Thursday, June 21, 2021

Two things I found surprising when I learned about Yahoo! acquiring Rivals.com today:

- I can’t believe Rivals.com remained independent for so long; I’d assumed some larger media concern, eyeing the dedicated audiences for high-school and college sports, had scooped it up ages ago.

- I also can’t believe that Y! Sports, with 15 million monthly visitors, is bigger than Bristol:

Yahoo Sports, which is advertising-supported but has a sizable subscriber base for its fantasy sports league, recently surpassed the audience of its biggest competitor, ESPN.com, which has about 12.7 million users, comScore says.

That’s got to be galling for ESPN, which has touted Web growth as a key driver in maintaining its brand position as the be-all end-all for sports. It’s still the king of televised sports, which is where the real money is; but if it can be knocked off its online perch, who’s to say it’s not vulnerable in TV in the long run?

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 06/21/2007 10:04:27 PM
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I don’t know which is stupider: Getting a tattoo in the first place (yes, I’m biased against body art), or getting it removed — for the purpose of repeating the foolishness:

Roger Rodriguez, himself a tattoo artist, was having an amateur tattoo removed. The tattoo — his mother’s name, Margarita, in wobbly calligraphy that had been partly covered with a sprawling tattoo of his last name — had been done when he was 12.

“The back is good real estate,” Mr. Rodriguez said. “We are bulldozing everything so I can have a blank canvas again.”

Maybe he should just evolve a snake-like molting habit, so he can shed away the ink every year or so. Makes about as much sense.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 06/21/2007 09:39:12 PM
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