ESPN WolverineNation (ESPN Ann Arbor) is now live

Submitted by jcgold on September 6th, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Although it happened a few days after I expected, ESPN's foray into local college football insight is now live:

TomVH and Rothstein's stories are already up.  Interested to check it out and see how it is.  

Edit: TomVH is now locked behind a paywall.  Ugh.



September 6th, 2011 at 10:29 PM ^

As long as they deliver the goods, they can call it "ESPN screw your mother" for all I care.

It looks like they are going to deliver the goods.  If they do this right, they will have the same effect on a2dotcom, mlive, and freep as Wal-Mart has on mom and pop dime stores.  I would expect to see Tigers Nation, Lions Nation, Pistons Nation, and Wings Nation in the future if they get enough clicks.


September 6th, 2011 at 9:49 PM ^

I bookmarked their "recruiting news" page. Thats probably the only reason I will go there, I'm sure the content on mgoblog will be superior in every other way.

Edit: I suggest that everyone watch the Shane Morris feature, that kid has a cannon! He can literally throw 35 yards behind the back, 50 from his knees, and 80 standing up.


September 6th, 2011 at 9:47 PM ^

up and running...TomVH is ESPN official. I'm assuming all tweets and mgoblog updates are over. Regardless, if he is attached to it, must be pretty informative. I'll probably sign up.

An honest question...who is our next Tom? seriously, who is that go to guy now?


September 6th, 2011 at 9:54 PM ^

Interesting..Michigan, Oklahoma and Southern Cal seem to be the only schools that have "Recruiting Nation" themed sites. I'm sure there are probably more big schools working with ESPN to create their own. Is MGoBlog (and Michigan in general) ahead of other schools in terms of recruiting news, analysis and the other things that we read on this website? I just realized I have no idea what fans of other schools do for info, analysis, etc. on their team.


September 6th, 2011 at 9:57 PM ^

I understand the need to get paid as well as anyone, but its too bad that TomVH "sold out" and went somewhere where his content will be hidden behind a paywall.  Maybe its just sour grapes because I won't get quality info for free but, in the end, the info was just not good enough to get me to pay for it.  Lets be honest - the info is going to find its way here eventually anyway.  No disrespect to TomVH - I'm happy for him if he's happy.



September 6th, 2011 at 10:31 PM ^

Yeah, sellout was definitely not the right word.  That's why I put it in quotes.  FWIW - I consider myself to be a "sellout" for taking the job I did out of school and working for The Man.  It sucked for years and took a long time to figure that out.  Maybe TomVH will feel the same way some day.  Either that or he'll be rich and famous and happy.



September 6th, 2011 at 10:55 PM ^

Once you know your subscriber number (which is on the mailing address part of your magazine, and might also be in your receipt, you use that to activate Insider.  If you haven't received your first issue yet, you can probably go through ESPN Customer Service to have them find your subscriber number and help you activate your Insider.


September 6th, 2011 at 11:08 PM ^

I am one of those people who could care less about recruiting until signing day.

BUT for TomVH I will donate a subscription just to increase the memberships, in the hopes he gets some recognition for being awesome.