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sad day
sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 12:34PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
12.50 per month doesn't sound like a lot, but for BS 'training tips' and like 3 good races a year, it's really a 50 dollar PPV.
adkaslala
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 12:42PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Isn't it going to be live on ESPN also?
Come on mayne
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 12:48PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think the Robby Andrews record attempt they're referencing is for the 1000. Which should be streamed live for free by the Armory. Sucks they're charging for the Rupp race, though. Would have loved to watch that live.
pac-12
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 1:01PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
do they have the rights to the broadcast? if so, the armory can't stream it.
might be wejo
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 1:06PM - in reply to pac-12 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't have a problem with paying to watch running, but the idea of paying for a flotrack stream is offputting. It's just some guy sitting in the stands who can't hold the camera still while his buddy reads splits off his watch.
I never went back
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 2:27PM - in reply to might be wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
JJ Huddle in Ohio started charging for their track and xc message board it and it was obsolete in 3 weeks.

I checked a couple times later and it would get one post every 2 or 3 months.
jimmycrackcornjeezyflipOs
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 3:15PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
waaaaah!!! everything i want - music, sports, movies - should be FREE!!!!
dkaskal
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 3:31PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
In comments at link, Fenton says archived version will be free, so you are paying to see it live. If you aren't in as big a hurry, watch it free after it happens.
hoop de doo dum.
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 5:01PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
while I think people should pay for content, Flotrack just sucks. They post on twitter ALL THE TIME...mindless shit. Also, their stupid comedy routines suck.
money counter
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 5:11PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

sad day wrote:

12.50 per month doesn't sound like a lot, but for BS 'training tips' and like 3 good races a year, it's really a 50 dollar PPV.


You get 500 channels on cable for $90/month with stuff 24/7, but one channel with a couple of events on a year for $12.50/,month?
espn insider
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 5:16PM - in reply to money counter Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm an intern at ESPN and we are viewed as gorging the cable customers as we get like $5 per month for ESPN.

And flotrack wants $12.50 per month. lol.'

ESPN $60 per year.
Flotrack $150.
Business Model
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 5:30PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

sad day wrote:

12.50 per month doesn't sound like a lot, but for BS 'training tips' and like 3 good races a year, it's really a 50 dollar PPV.



Ummm, last time I looked, Flotrak wasn't a non-profit organization. Did you think they were doing this for fun? Or did you think they were trust fund bitches looking to blow some of their funds?
Poor College Student
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 5:31PM - in reply to espn insider Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Flotrack knows they don't have any competitors so they just charge whatever they want.

If you pay month-to-month the charge is even higher at almost 20 bucks. Gotta be f'in kidding me
TLW
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 5:56PM - in reply to Poor College Student Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I have no idea why they think charging will work. Flotrack's main viewers are college kids with no money.
Galactica
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 7:11PM - in reply to TLW Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Brazzers charges $89.95 for a year and they have higher quality content...
el oh el
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 7:23PM - in reply to Galactica Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i'm going to laugh when flotrack goes out of business and then everyone complains about having no coverage. this stuff costs money. are you really comparing the market and amount of resources of ESPN to flotrack? joke.
Body butter
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 7:29PM - in reply to el oh el Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Espn has like 200 million customers paying 5$ a month, I am pretty sure if flotrack had that kind of following we would pay .10 per month and that would still be too much!
Hopeful Runner
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 7:46PM - in reply to Galactica Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Galactica wrote:

Brazzers charges $89.95 for a year and they have higher quality content...


I feel for whoever knows this. Lol
jkhgf
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 7:49PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Flotrack is the sort of thing that can make some side dough on subscriptions but can't survive on it. It needs to find a way to sustain itself on advertising money or it will pass.
boso
RE: sad day -- flotrack is charging for the rupp - andrews mile 1/18/2013 7:52PM - in reply to sad day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I like all the stuff Flotrack puts out for free and I'd love to see the Pro videos but I'm never going to pay for it.
I love football too but I'm not going to pay for ESPN Insider or NFL Game Pass either.
These are things I can happily live without and are just not worth the money even though I'm sure I'd enjoy the service they provide.
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