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August 29, 2006

AOL To Launch 80 FootBall Blogs!!

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 8/29/2006 02:55:00 PM
I couldnt' believe it when I read it, but AOL is launching 80 football blogs!

The first set of blogs--which quietly rolled out last week--are devoted to the NFL, with AOL Sports now hosting one blog for each of the 32 professional NFL teams as well as a handful of other blogs devoted to subjects like fantasy football. The new blog section, dubbed "Fanhouse," will soon add more than 40 additional blogs devoted to college football. AOL is paying all of the new bloggers for each entry they write.

Now, am I the only person asking this question or is this going a little overboard with the blogs? Does AOL really need 80 football blogs or is AOL putting quantity over quality?

AOL is calling the service FanHouse. For instance, you can see the Broncos Blog which has an article.

I think the jury will be out on this one for a while, but I do applaud AOL for taking the initiative to bring its media and content creation capabilities and resources online. If this is successful, AOL will look like a genius and you can only imagine how fast the other media houses will follow.

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