Monday, July 16, 2007

SPURRIER ON THE WEB

We-e-e-e-ell, the Head Ball Coach has decided to jump on board with this Interwebnet stuff.

That's right, you can go to SpurrierHBC.com to get a glimpse into one of college football's greatest minds -- for the low, low price of $100 a year.


Doesn't that look like a bargain?

You can only get a little bit of access to site features here and there if you don't have a free trial -- which, of course, is only a way to make sure you don't just do the trial and just keep forking over money to Spurrier and South Carolina athletics department, which is to get "more than half" of the money made.

So how intimate will the access on SpurrierHBC be?

Spurrier won't be his own webmaster or post his own blogs; that responsibility lies on Greenville, S.C.-based Champion Communications, which is charging about $10 a month to read the latest musings and other goodies from one of college football's most opinionated personalities.

It's like being in his head!

But if the sites are all about recruiting, as advocates say, then why charge them to see what's on there? And if you give them free access while everyone else has to pay, is that an illegal benefit?

C&F plans to wait for the inevitable quoting on ESPN, in The State, et al to see if the site is worth the price of admission. Best guess? Spurrier's "thoughts" -- or the ones created for him by Champion -- will be sanitized and less off-the-cuff than what will be heard in his press conferences and Gamecock Club speeches.

Though the site does deliver one poke in the eye. The available episode of the Steve Spurrier Show is the 2006 Clemson game.

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