Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Owned by Rapid Spiral Development Inc.
Over the next few months, Talk-Sports is gonna name the Baseball Chicks of the Web. Fans can submit videos on YouTube showing us that you are a baseball chick. Include the words talksportsnet baseballchick (baseballchick is one word) in the title or description of the video to be eligible for selection (actually... so we can easily find them).
Here are some ideas for your videos.
We will select 2 to 10 baseball chicks, depending on how many videos we get. Those selected will be official Talk-Sports Baseball Chicks and they will be featured on the Talk-Sports website. The Baseball Chicks will then compete online to become the Ultimate Baseball Chick.
All selected Baseball Chicks will receive free bronze memberships on Talk-Sports. The Ultimate Baseball Chick will receive 2 tickets to a baseball game at their local MLB ballpark. If you would like to co-sponsor this contest by adding to our prize pool, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, we added a link to the IP address pages that shows where the IP address is located. If you have a silver, gold or platinum membership and can see IP addresses in the forums. Click on the IP address aside any comment, then click the lookup link and you'll be shown the approximate location of any poster on Talk-Sports. See the example below.
The Australian Football League Players Association requested premium memberships for all 700+ of their players. They have been created and the AFLPA has agreed to distribute them to their members.
We've also increased the price of bronze and silver memberships. If you want the old pricing, then we can make it available on request till the new year.
Bronze memberships will increase from 9 the first month and 6 thereafter to 9 and 7. Silver memberships will increase from 18 and 12 to 19 and 15. Gold membership prices will not change.
I have received emails and letters sent from BEST, an agency representing athletes and NFL Players. They are threatening legal action against Talk-Sports.com for comments on our website and they discuss measures they will take to shutdown Talk-Sports.com. In addition, they have acted upon one of the measures. The emails were sent on behalf of LaRon Landry, an NFL player.
The emails have included a letter from the NFL Players (the players union) to Rapid Spiral Development Inc., the owner of Talk-Sports.com. The letter was supposedly faxed and mailed first class to Rapid Spiral. Rapid Spiral has never had a fax, we do not recall ever receiving the letter, nor do we have such a letter on file. The letter from NFL Players may be fraudulent. We have emailed Tim Christine (Directory of Security) and Tom DePaso (Regional Director) of the NFL Players Association to verify the authenticity of the letter. Neither has responded.
We can only assume from their actions and inactions that BEST and NFL Players are attempting to have Talk-Sports.com shutdown. We have no choice at this time, but to suspend our free bronze membership program for all NFL players. We will send this blog entry as an email to all the affected players.
We are considering a new program called Blog Deputies. These Talk-Sports members will be given free silver memberships ($18/12 monthly value). They will be responsible for warning people who become abusive, deleting posts that interfere with the running of the website, helping us determine which users should be banned and promoting their blogs. The best Deputies every month will be sent all the swag we receive from our various advertisers (mailing address required). If you are intersted in becoming a Blog Deputy, then please email us (email@example.com).
Just a note. We are gonna implement some new pricing changes soon. Bronze will go from $10 the first month and $5 every other month to $9 the first month and $6 every other month. Gold will go from $30 the first month and $25 every other month to simply $29 every month. This will take affect in the next few weeks.
We are also considering a change to the silver membership from $15 the first month and $10 every other month to $19 the first month and $12 every other month.
Please tell us what you think!
Did you know you are helping SickKids whenever you surf Talk-Sports and when you buy a membership from Talk-Sports. We are donating 10% of our annual revenues to SickKids.ca. That means we'll donate $6.50 annually for your bronze membership, $12.50 for your silver membership and $30.50 for your gold membership.