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Jason Priestas

Staff

Columbus

Member since 20 August 2006 | Blog

Jason founded the site in late summer of 2006 after his wife grew tired of his constant Buckeye chatter. With a fifth grade command of the English language, it's a minor miracle that people discovered this site, let alone frequent it.

He lives in Chicago, but misses the friendly scarlet and gray-clad people of his native Ohio.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 MNC
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ken Johnson
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool FC

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Feb 2018

Shoot. We actually have koozies. We have to get them listed. Keep an eye out in the next couple of days.

Oh, and with regards to Yeti, we have some for staff, but they're too expensive at cost to resell. Basically, we would have to charge $50 per YETI rambler (30oz) and I don't know if there's anyone who will pay that price.

Comment 14 Dec 2017

You are preaching to the choir. I've long believed that social media was going to destroy the model behind these types of pay sites and I still do. Stuff is just too immediate now in the sense that it's out there as soon as it's published. There's also something to be said for our competition checking 11W out more than their own sites. The amount of grievances we receive is insane. It's almost as if they dedicated as much time to their own shop, they'd be in a better place.

Unfortunately, these are people we have to see at “work,” though, so it's tough to roll in Marcus Hall style.

Comment 14 Dec 2017

I'll try to address some of the concerns voiced here.

Are mods trying to: protect premium content from other sites? or avoid mentioning of competitor sites?

Kind of, and no. If you've been around for even a few days you should know we're not afraid to mention or link to competitor sites. Other places play that paranoia game, but we don't. What happened here is that although he didn't copy and paste the entirety of the premium post from Rivals, he did give away all of the lucky charms from it, which tends to make other sites mad.

11W is trying to justify paying a recruiting writer when it's not really needed when threads like this exist.

This is ridiculous. See above and try to have facts present when you sling allegations like this.

is that Spooner citing their material is good for the premium pay sites. In the modern social media era, you want people publicizing your stuff.

Maybe some sites embrace that. I know we appreciate being cited. But when you're a pay site, that is your life blood. You care very little about citations and very much about paying subscribers.

The bottom line is that when other sites complain about this stuff, we typically remove it. We're in a tough spot. There's no conspiracy theory here with regards to us not wanting to cite or justifying our own stuff.