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It has been a very big day for the future of TheBigSpur.com behind the scenes.
I am pleased to announce that earlier today, John Whittle signed a long-term contract with our site that will keep him as a part of TBS for the foreseeable future.
It’s always flattering when folks copy your ideas, but it’s even more flattering when they come after the people that you’ve trained and built. That tells us we are doing something right and means that we have built value for our workers here. John had a very lucrative offer within this market that he had to consider and we are thrilled that he elected to remain with us.
In many ways, John Whittle is TheBigSpur.com.
John is an example of what hard work and good faith will do for you in our business. He started out writing articles for us for free and transitioned into a full-time writer position and ultimately into the site manager. In addition to his market-leading baseball coverage, along with football and basketball coverage, he keeps the site running on a daily basis and has been invaluable to Tony and I in that regard.
There are no smoke and mirrors where John is concerned. He is a real reporter with real sources that he’s worked hard to develop during his tenure with us. Because of our commitment to being the market leader in breaking news and scoop, there is no question that John was vital to our future just as he has been to our past, which is yet another reason I am honored to announce this today.
We put our money where our mouth is here. Our V.I.P. membership base continues to grow, but as is the case in any business, to put together a financial package to keep a talent like John requires sacrifice on the part of site owners like myself and Tony. This was a sacrifice we were more than willing to make. We want the best site, period, and aren’t interested in replacing a talent like John with an impostor. You guys are way smarter than that.
Additionally I would like to announce that Wes Mitchell has signed a deal with us that will keep his services at TBS for the foreseeable future. In a short amount of time, Wes has proven to be invaluable to John, Tony, WG and I. He’s well-sourced, versatile and is all about serving you guys, the readers and members.
Wes is a guy that has been coveted by a number of outlets in our market and given current and future openings on various sites, we felt it was best to show our commitment to him by giving him a long-term deal.
This is all behind-the-scenes stuff, but is something we are very proud of. We also could not have done it without you guys, our loyal members. The support of the Gamecock Nation for TheBigSpur.com has been strong and constant and we are indebted to you guys and to making your experience here top-notch.
Thanks so much for being a member and please join me in congratulating John and Wes on their new deals!
E-mail: jc@247Sports.com/Twitter: @jcshurburtt/Instagram jcshurburtt
TBS is committed to Staying the best! Nice job JC!
This post was edited by Tony Morrell 20 months ago
Former TBS photog coming out of retirement to do sand volleyball for my fans!
Good stuff!!! Awesome news guys.
First class Site. Congrats Whittle and West!
Fomerly known as Garnet&BlackAttack.
Awesome. TBS is by far the #1 Gamecock sports site. Anyone else is a distant 2nd.
Booyah! Great news!
Congrats to Whittle and Wes on signing their contracts. The future of TBS is very bright!
Great news for all Big Spur members. I guess we can all be happily addicted for the forseeable future!
Kudos to The Big Spur. I know I don't have to tell you JC but whittle is worth every dime you're paying him.
Alright I won't cancel my membership then.
Congrats to John and Wes.
Whittle and Spool are the reason I have been a member of this site from day 1. There is no better baseball man in this area and maybe the country than John Whittle. I am glad he is being rewarded for his hard work.
Whittle - Don't let all this go to your head. Your ego is big enough. Continue to work hard my friend.
outstanding day for The Big Spur! So happy!
Whittle - My how times have changed over the last 4 years. It seems like yesterday we were discussing the future of the site in BWW in Hoover during the SEC baseball tournament. I sure hope this new deal includes a better travel package than what you had then.
Congrats Whittle and Wes
Did a Blue Jays Executive dv this?
Congrats to Whittle and Wes Mitchell....I love it when unattractive people...like myself...get a good break in this world.
JC...not rying to blow sunshine up your pants leg..but I am very impressed with your business sense. You have taken this site from the start up to the mountain top in short order and brought in the top talent from all around. Very well done sir!
Whittle...I agree with everything Postal just said. When you get to be Postal's age maybe you can be the legend that he is!
That is awesome! I was horrified when I'd heard that a tweet or something might have scared someone I know, or something.
Anyways, to think of The Sarge without Whittle is like thinking about the manger without little 6.7 oz baby jesus in it. It is just unfathomable.
Keeping Wes around is a smart move. I'm happier now than I was 5 minutes ago.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Keep bringing the heat fellas!
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