The Fall of the Nation

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Indianapolis Colts, INDY Sports Nation, Jake Query, Jim Irsay, Twitter

It was April 2009, and the launch of INDY Sports Nation was going to change the way sports was covered in the state of Indiana, but a year and eight months later, the Nation will be no more. According to sources at Fox 59, INDY Sports Nation ends January 3rd. It’s back to Fox 59 Sports, Twitter names have been changed from ISN to Fox59 (JJFox59Sports & Fox59LHawley), INDYsportsnation.com will take you to the new Fox59.com/sports and the blog stories are absent. 

The Early Days

The Founder has strong words in the beginning and a clear outlook what this site could have been.  “The web offers unique story telling opportunities that you just can’t get on TV radio or print.  Hope you like the site. We are trying to make it for you the fans, not for our egos.”  So where did it go wrong?  That’s anyones guess, but has to start with a poor site leader (who’s no longer there), because in a real sports town this concept would have killed, by giving the fans,”opportunities that you just can’t get on TV radio or print.”  Give me a strong staff of five, that are all on board and I’ll give you the numbers that your looking for. So Long Nation, it’s been fun and hopefully we’ll still be able to read some of the great insights on some of the great local stories this city has to offer.

Flash Back – “Words from the Founder”

Other INDY Media News

 – Last week Jim Irsay joined the Twitter family, as of today he has 9,885 followers and it’s well worth it. With updates like  “Bob Sanders to go on I.R. soon…we need the roster spot with so many injuries.”  and contest  “I got 5 pairs of free colts/titans for real coltfans who will actually go to the game in person! How should we dole these out? Colts trivia?”  He’s one you might want to start following.   

 – Former WRTV Sports anchor Jake Query (Twitter – Jakequery) won one of Jim Irsay trivia givaways, an easy $1000

 
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