June 13, 2002

Does anyone have a subscription to ESPN's Insider? If so, is it worth it?

posted by jacknose to navel gazing at 11:54 AM - 3 comments

I have one. It's probably not worth it, but I let my free trial lapse, so i might as well keep it for the rest of the year. Things I do like about it: 1. More Mel Kiper! 2. The site lines, sure you could find these yourself by hitting all the news sites, but it's easier to set up the teams you want reports on a get all the external links that way. 3. It's got some extra fantasy stuff, picks and insight. Things I don't like so much: 1. Not updated enough. 2. Piss poor layout, they have the indsider sections for the indivdual sports, but I wish it just had different sections for each sport that included the insider, mailbags, columns, etc.

posted by corpse at 02:36 PM on June 13

The reason i signed up to start with is extended draft coverage. I just can't get enough of both football and basketball drafts.

posted by corpse at 03:42 PM on June 13

I got a subscription in their first month (nearly six years ago now) and as a result of some glitch it has never expired. :) My choice at that time was that I'd get either SI or that, and I figured some small daily fix would be better. Now that I'm graduated and 'wealthy' (and the ESPN is still, buggedly, blessedly free ;) I'm also getting SI. Given a choice between the two, I'd take SI.
That said, the 'site lines' is really nice for a boy away from home like myself who still wants to actively follow the Hurricanes without trolling through all the Florida papers, the NBA draft stuff is great for someone curious about all relevant Dunleavy-tea-leaves. So I'm not unhappy I have it.

posted by tieguy at 12:37 PM on June 14

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