Tuesday, June 9, 2009

State of the Scoop Address

Hey guys,

Just wanted to thank all of you that have made purchases from the store recently. I never dreamed this many of them would be going this long before the season starts. We've received a lot really good comments from all of you regarding the quality of the shirts and how fast they were shipped out. It looks like our partnership with Spreadshirt.com is going to work out really well.

ALSO - remember to send us any ideas that you would like to see in the store (phrases, different colors of a particular item, etc). I'm going to be adding a few new ones here in the next few days thanks to an idea from Chrisattsu. I'll list them all here each time I add something new so you don't have to go checking the store to see what has been added. I'm planning on coming up with some specific game-related shirts for the bigger games this year (Wagon Wheel, ACU/WT, etc). Let me know if you have a particular game you want one made for. WT Fans, you might wanna get on the ball here and give me some ideas. The "93 points. Any questions?" shirts are going like crazy, and I've heard they will definitely be worn during the ACU/WT game this year.

Don't forget that this coming Monday, June 15th, the 50th anniversary edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine will be on newsstands. The LSC Scoop was asked to provide all of the Lone Star Conference information in the magazine and we are really excited about it. It appears that they gave us more space than in the past editions. We are also VERY proud that the LSC Scoop was the first "blog" ever allowed to write for the publication that has been around for half a century.

I think that says a LOT about the quality of our work here and our credibility in the industry, and the fact that "blogs" are now accepted as actual media members. Especially considering they will be all that is left of sports reporting in 10 years when all of the newspapers are bankrupt and have moved on to websites. *wink wink nudge nudge*

There will be a 30 minute show on Fox Sports Southwest this Sunday night at 10 pm covering this year's magazine, releasing who will be on the cover, and going over it's history. Should be pretty interesting.

We also have some big news possibly coming soon regarding a Title Sponsor of the Scoop. This is going to allow us to do a LOT of the things we were really hoping we could do (weekly LSC podcasts, contests, etc) but needed financial help to make them happen. We think we have found a really good/obvious fit. Now that the Title Sponsor appears to be filled, we still have the weekly podcasts/podcast website looking to be sponsored, and sidebar links are now available as well. If you are interested in any of those, let me know.

We are also looking for people interested in possibly covering particular sports for us. At the present time, we have Football, Basketball and Soccer covered for 2009-2010. But we would love for anyone interested in being "the guy/gal" that covers Baseball, Track, etc to shoot me an email and let me know. We're trying to have someone in charge of each particular sport so that every single one of them gets the coverage/discussion they deserve. We're not looking for Bob Costas....if you're interested in a particular LSC sport and think it would be fun to cover it for this year, let me know.

Thanks again, and I'll get back to you guys soon with more info.

Brock Callaway

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