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Or Bucknuts should buy them. I know it's late, 12:20am, but there are 1528 people on this board right now, 4234 overall....On Rivals they have 197 total online, 140 in the Premium site and the rest on the free site.....I'm glad I left over there, you have 4 or 5 guys that dominate every thread, if you don't agree with them then they go all "internet hardass" on ya.....
It's not just because it's late, there were only 130 on there this afternoon.....
I understand your point, but that's probably not likely. Rivals is owned by Yahoo, who paid close to 100 million for the acquisition. Id assume they are hoping their rebranded "Yahoo! Sports Radio" will help push their radio listeners into becoming members. Yahoo has actually been catching up to ESPN in the sports industry and has possibly become their biggest rival. Nonetheless, I feel blessed to be a buckeye fan on a board where people are not only passionate but insightful. Bucknuts is second to none when it comes to the "network effect".
Brent Bielema is disgusting in every way
Scout's premium board is like that. Its why I don't give them my money anymore.
I've never given Rivals a dime. This site is all I have ever needed. Great community and the writers here are THE best in the business in my opinion.
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
Rivals is run by a bunch of Yahoo's...........
Yeah I kind of agree...I have been a member of the rivals site (thegrove) back when they were BSB in the early 90s. I have the issue from 89' when we recruited Robert Smith, Johnny Mattress, and Preston Harrrison, three of the most talent players to come out of Ohio in a awhile. My point is they just dont seem to have the juice anymore.
I resisted joining Bucknuts because I always kind of felt that this site was a professional or that it dealt in too much speculation on whatever the topic is, especially recruiting. I even hate and still do the bucknuts radio show because the music is sssssssssssssssssssssoooooooo corny and cheesy.
Finally, I joined and I really really like the content. There is always some new content or story. Sometimes on the rivals site, you can go a day without andy real new content and the board there, has nothing new come up for hours on end.
So I am thinking of quitting the other site after nearly 24 years!
247 blows Rivals away IMO. I was over there for 2 years and the tribal elders run their message board.
Marc Givler tho
I like Marc, I don't like 12:00 pm too much though. He is something else on that message board censoring everything.
I have been following recruiting for well over 10 years now. I was a premium guy when Bucknuts was with Scout. When the split happened I stayed with Scout. I too got tired of 5-6 posters over there. I have been here for about 2 years now and am not going back. One of my birthday presents every year is Premium on this site. If I get it as a B-day present my wife doesn't bitch about it...hahahahaha.
The first few years I was on the site I wasn't premium and all in all the premium is worth it. I have always like Bill K. He generally is conservative on his predictions. He will tell you what he really thinks not what he thinks you wanna hear...like some on TOS.
Rivals is a joke. Its like a funeral over there.
The only thing I would change on this site would be have an off topic room. I get premium for recruiting info and team info...A lot of the off-topic stuff clutters the board...that's about the only nitpicky things that's bad.
Almost 2 years ago there was a mass exodus from Scout to here...I don't know the number but I can guarantee you it was in the hundreds. A few rotten apples spoiled it for the whole bunch over there.
For me it was a thread where I was ganged up on by moderators and other "insiders" for stating that oversigning was a huge advantage and that the SEC should win the next 4 national titles. That happened 3 years ago. Kind of want to go back over and remind them but I've enjoyed this site enough to make me forget that dark place where ideas go to die.
I joined rivals not long after Bucknuts and in all honesty there is no comparison. Bucknuts is 10x the site rivals is. Our staff and message board posters are incredible with new information. Guys like jbook, gessig, cavsfan, txbucknut buckeye9595, and heater BRING IT!!
Glad to be here gentleman! Thanks for all you do.
I am a member of both. I think they both do a good job. Since Marc Gliver has joined them, I think the service is on par.
There are way more posters here, but most of the threads on both are junk.
I like the front row radio feature here, they don't have that.
Rivals boards are ridiculously bad... Looks wise, user friendly wise and just about every other way... There's no good "insiders" and no real info put out that wasn't put out here a day or 2 earlier..
I only visit Rivals for their rankings a couple times a year.
Their OSU board is horrible and a waste of time (I was a member there 5 years ago and it was bad then). Don't like Noon either.
I'm sorry to hear about your poor taste in music.
I honestly prefer the boards to any other part of BN$. The info from twitter and obscure articles other posters bring alone is worth the price of admission. Not to mention the honest to god assessments from Duane about who is who in the zoo on the filed....
I mostly just skim the articles, but I monitor the heck out of the board.
BTW, I believe AllDayyy is one of the five or six on the rivals board that were referred to in this thread.
givler is the man and the only reason i stay there, otherwise i pretty much echo the sentiments stated itt.
especially about their douchey postster like that fkr alldayyy
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Bucknuts is simply the best in the business.
We generally don't condone threads blasting other sites (and generally the other sites don't permit threads blasting us, kind of like common courtesy ... hey, maybe we've all grown up a bit). I will shut this one down.
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