When I first started using the Internet to gather my sports information, my site of choice was Sportsline.com. Then, as their site got better, I moved to ESPN.com. For years, Foxsports.com was a site I kept on the back burner; one I only visited when I was really bored or hoped they might have more information for me.
Today, it’s the first site I visit when I’m looking for sports information.
The thing that first drew my interest to foxsports.com is the fact they were almost always the first to provide breaking sports news. When other sites had banners saying something big was happening; Foxsports.com already had an article. It may not always have been complete but it still gave me more information than anyone else.
When it comes to news in general, I think Foxsports.com is the best at doing just normal, straight reporting. Even though they do provide opinion pieces as well, unlike espn.com and sportsline.com, those pieces don’t dominate the entire site. I’m able to read what it happening and draw my own conclusion; not have one forced down my throat.
The second thing that ended up attracting me to Foxsports.com was the fact I could access everything on their site. ESPN.com, for example, requires a paid subscription to get to some of their articles and columns. This includes articles that might actually be interesting to the average reader and may not necessarily be an exclusive story.
You don’t have that with Foxsports.com. Every article, even if it is a major exclusive, is free to read. They offer special features for “members” such as customizing the site to show your favorite teams. But, it’s free to register.
There are a few other reasons for me to visit Foxsports.com daily.
First is their sports rumors column; which I believe is the best you’ll find on the Web. Foxsports.com takes information from several sources and provides a wide variety of briefs from every major sports league; including many you won’t find on other sites.
Then, of course, there are Foxsports.com’s fantasy games. This includes everything from my favorite, fantasy football, to fantasy racing. The games on this site are as good as you’re going to find elsewhere. However, much like everything else on the site, they are free to play. This is very important to me because, even though I like playing fantasy football, I also don’t obsess over it and I certainly wouldn’t want to pay for it.
I still visit the other sites when I want to find as much in-depth coverage as possible but, until they catch up to Foxsports.com, they will be the second and third sites I visit each day.