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CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby cbssportsleagues » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:51 am

Since CBS commissioner leagues are jumping from $130 to 150 this year, maybe $180, should I consider moving some of my leagues to the free site of ESPN?
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby Curtis Pride » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:07 pm

Interesting market research Mr. CBS.
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby cbssportsleagues » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:22 pm

What would you do Curtis?
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby baizboll » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:57 pm

Does this mean you will have to change your member name? Maybe you will lose your sponsorship fee. :-o
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby Curtis Pride » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:59 pm

I would stay with CBS (and am doing so). My league is way too complex for ESPN. I have no complaints with Sportsline. The extra $30 or whatever amounts to pennies per hour per team over the course of the season.

I just think it's funny that someone with your username, which clearly means you work for Sportsline, is posting under the guise of a genuine question
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby RDD15 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:16 pm

The sole reason that I would choose a pay sportsline league over a free ESPN league personally is minor league functionality. I play in one CBS league, and CBS's interface and look are inferior. If I were the commish of this league, I would move to free ESPN leagues in a heartbeat, and I would go through the extra trouble of managing the minor league portion of our league on the message board, rather than charging $10 per guy just for the minor league functions.

If I am paying for a league, I expect to get something far above and beyond what I can get in a free league. I feel that CBS has some positives, but it gives me nothing so special to where I would pay if given the choice.
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby cbssportsleagues » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:28 pm

THanks for the replies all.

A couple of my league members are concerned that CBS is taking $150 away from payouts that could be used inan ESPN league.
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby JohnnyRebJays » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:16 pm

CBS says it will be able to host auction drafts - I'm interested in seeing how that works.
If it's OK it will be worth the extra bucks.
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby baizboll » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:27 pm

RDD15 wrote:If I am paying for a league, I expect to get something far above and beyond what I can get in a free league. I feel that CBS has some positives, but it gives me nothing so special to where I would pay if given the choice.



$12-13 per person doesn't sound like much, but when you think about them getting $150 for the league, you want to see a quantum difference vs Sporting News or ESPN. I guess it depends on what the league thinks a quantum difference is.
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Re: CBS vs. ESPN for 2009

Postby RDD15 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:05 pm

baizboll wrote:
RDD15 wrote:If I am paying for a league, I expect to get something far above and beyond what I can get in a free league. I feel that CBS has some positives, but it gives me nothing so special to where I would pay if given the choice.



$12-13 per person doesn't sound like much, but when you think about them getting $150 for the league, you want to see a quantum difference vs Sporting News or ESPN. I guess it depends on what the league thinks a quantum difference is.



I agree completely. Our CBS league is a 16 teamer, so the $9.38 per guy is no huge deal. But every year when I send that check to the commish, I wonder why not free ESPN? There is no quantum difference to me. The deeper keepers system is nice, but again that could be done almost as easily on the message board of an ESPN league. CBS needs to show me something that I feel is worth my ten bucks a year.
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