McBride - Internet entrepreneur

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Flyer Fan, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I found this over in the Business and Media forum (and the text is taken from the actual site):

     
  2. LoveFifa

    LoveFifa New Member

    Apr 23, 2001
    Detroit, Michigan
    *doink, doink*
     
  3. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now THAT is very interesting.

    Internetsoccer.com was started almost as an afterthought a few years ago by a couple guys in Charlotte, NC. They eventually absorbed some writers from "Round-Not-Oval" like J Hucherson and were essentially the only show in town.

    Then, almost two years ago, TeamTalk PLC in England decided to go global and, after taking a brief look at SoccerAmerica (the Berling family wanted WAY too much money) they paid an outrageous $11 million for IS.com. The founders must have thought they had died and gone to heaven.

    But after hiring Oliu, Gardner, Trecker and every other known soccer columnist in America including our own Aris Whats-his-name (BuffloSoldier) they decided, after just a year, that America was a waste of money and they essentialy shut it down. They still updated it with news items fromTeamTalk USA, but otherwise it was just a holding site.

    Then, about two months ago, TT decided to fold up the USA pages and canned Chris Bergin in the process.

    So NOW these guys buy it up, I'm betting for next to nothing. I'll bet the two original guys, who probably are sipping margaritas in the Keys someplace, are laughing their asses off.
     
  4. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So Brad and Kasey are working together on this?
     
  5. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I heard that they were seen at OSU recently taking some HTML classes. Apparently they're going to share the webmaster responsibilities. :)
     

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