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    CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    It looks like CNN will be replacing Sports Illustrated with the Bleacher Report for their sports "news" provider. Ouch, talk about a step way back. It looks like I'll go elsewhere for my sports.

    CNN Sports provided by Bleacher Report - CNN.com



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    What the hell are they thinking?



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    Next they will be replacing the regular news with the Onion. Holy smokes, at first I thought it was an April Fools Day joke in January! I would suspect traffic to that part of their website will plummet.



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    Really i figured if anyone wouldve teamed up with BR it wouldve been Fox News.



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    Bleacher Report news is probably free. Cheap bas&^%ds at CNN.


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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    I noticed that today too. CNN is probably my favorite news website, really sucks that they are making their "Sports" a joke.



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    What the hell are they thinking?
    Page clicks>∞>Content quality

    Somehow BR has millions of page views.





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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    1. It looks like the link they're telling you to bookmark for future use is sportsillustrated.cnn.com. If this is true it would imply that relationship between CNN and Sports Illustrated has not been terminated - it's just no longer going to be CNNSI.

    2. If the relationship between CNN and SI is truly terminated, instead of the opinion that CNN is choosing Bleacher Report over SI, anyone think that SI might have terminated the relationship themselves?

    3. While CNNSI had great sports stories, it had nothing on Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, FOX, etc. in terms of up-to-date sports reporting. Not that Bleacher Report will change that whatsoever.


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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Page clicks>∞>Content quality

    Somehow BR has millions of page views.
    Just because it is bleacher report does not mean you are unable to have quality content. People always ***** about professional integrity for what passes as "news" these days; why not go the amateur route? They can cherry pick articles for programs written by fans who are in the know. When you are reading about Oregon State, would you rather hear the information from someone who has followed their program for 15 years or some name who just started paying attention to something news-worthy?

    It's not a bad idea IMO. Also gives part-time writers a chance to make some money off their hobby. Who goes to CNN for sports, anyway?


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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    This makes sense. I mean, I rank CNN's credibility about even with BleacherReport's



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    Gross



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    CNN's sports headlines on their front page have been 90% "Truth vs. Rumors" for quite some time so this doesn't surprise me that much that they went even higher on the cheese scale.

    Annoying to click on a headline that seems interesting only to find it is some stupid "Truth vs. Rumor" speculation article.



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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    seriously disappointing


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    Re: CNN teaming with Bleacher Report

    You gotta be kidding me. Si.com is an awesome site with great writers. Bleacher report, well...



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