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I used to think that major corporations knew what they were doing, but now I know better. Yahoo inks a deal with TheInsiders, which means that there's now a direct line between the world's top web portal and the Rantatorium. The collapse of the American Economy is now a certainty. <A HREF="">Continued...</A>

You may have noticed in the last couple of days that a bright yellow Yahoo! Sports logo has started showing up at the top of every page on the site. Well, most every page... getting it to show up everywhere depends on me, which means it's going to take a while. But it's nearly everywhere.

What this means is that a major Internet portal has signed an agreement with to, um, do stuff together and that part of that agreement results in us displaying the Yahoo logo at the top of the page. One can be fairly certain that, when Yahoo decided to work with TheInsiders, that they didn't get a chance to visit the Rant or the Truthcenter, because I'm pretty sure that would have hosed the whole deal.

Still, if you enjoy reading official press releases - and don't we all - click here.

I'm pretty sure what this means is that more people will be able to find the site and join us on our message boards, chats, etc. So you can probably expect some newcomers in the weeks ahead.

I'm still not sure how all this translates into free beer for me, since that's the primary objective of my participation, but I'm sure that somehow it does. It will also attract more publishers to TheInsiders network, which provides us the opportunity to have more fans of other NFL teams to make fun of. This is all good stuff, I guess.

Anyhow, having us work with a bunch of Yahoos is pretty much status quo around here and I wouldn't expect things to change much. Our Insiders will still crank out the great stuff they've been doing, and the BTNG Crew types will be running around slamming out news when we hear about it and generally behaving erratically like we always have. Expect that having Yahoo! around will give us the ability to build more coolness into the site over time, which we'll do if we think there are some things we can offer that our visitors will like.

If you have any questions about this feel free to write me at I don't have a clue, but I can generally find people who do.

- AB


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