I’ve started another site at SportsPolice.com
For the last year or two there has been this idea kicking around to take the Mets Police concept and see if it could be applied to the other teams. About a month ago I started actually working on it, and on Saturday I decided to jump in the pool and tell y’all about it.
The goal of the new site is to talk about all the off-field stuff that goes on with the local teams. Posts might be about the Rangers alternate jersey, or the Yankees jacking ticket prices, free wi-fi at Islander games or the Jets and their seeming inability to sell all their PSLs.
I hope to be a fan advocate for all the fanbases much like I have tried to be here.
I’m still trying to find the “voice” of Sports Police. Mets Police is a tad smart-alecky. Time will tell if that snarkiness creeps in over there. Some other writers have volunteered to join me, and together we’ll find a tone. I decided to just start doing it and publicize it rather than toil away in secrecy. Maybe it will rock, maybe it will be a disaster, but we’re gonna find out.
Right now the plan is for posts to be more about fan advocacy and experience and not “You Own This Nets Jersey” but we’ll see where life takes us.
DOES THIS MEAN METS POLICE IS GOING AWAY?
IS METS POLICE GONNA SUCK NOW?
Nope. This is my baby, and from the writer’s chair it’s a lot easier for me to pop off a post about Lee Mazzilli than it is for me to write about Martin Brodeur.
NO REALLY, I’M AFRAID METS POLICE WILL SUCK NOW.
Stop worrying. I’m not going to waste three years worth of posts and “brand equity” as they say. Now I’m going to see if we can make this whole Police thing even bigger.
I’m actually looking for someone to handle Mets Stuff over there so I don’t double post here and there.
IS THE NEW SITE DONE YET?
No. I’m calling it Sports Police (Beta) for now while I release it into the wild. The site appears to be fully functional, but I hope to add a different style of message board, better feeds, and again find the voice (style) of the blog. But it works.
OK I’LL CHECK IT OUT. WHAT’S THE SITE AGAIN?
CAN I SUBSCRIBE OVER EMAIL OR GOOGLE READER?
DO YOU HAVE A TWITTER?
Yep. It’s @nysportspolice.com because someone has the one I tried to get. D’oh.
If you’re passionate about a local team and interested in writing for Sports Police drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org (I haven’t hooked up sportspolice email yet).