Yes it is true, I am ending a 25 year relationship

I have been a subscriber to Sports Illustrated since (according to them) January 12, 1987,
my subscription is about to run out, and I think the time has come to pull the plug.  Yes I am still a sports fan, I am just noticing that they are being read less and less frequently.  When I first subscribed it was a weekly infusion of news that you couldn’t get elsewhere, now it is mostly old news, and occasionally a feature story that interests me.  I am getting one or two letters a week from Sports Illustrated *see samples below) imploring me to renew, but I think the time has come to end it.  Don’t worry in a couple of more years my boys will be ready for the kids edition and we can start all over again.

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4 Responses to Yes it is true, I am ending a 25 year relationship
  1. Bob Balfe
    December 22, 2010 | 8:33 am

    I was the same way with Dr Dobb’s. It occasionally had nice articles but you could pretty much find most of the information on the internet.

  2. jim P
    December 22, 2010 | 8:56 am

    I have been trying to do similar with Car and Driver .. but
    I think I am on my 9th or 10th “final notice” mailing from them
    about the subscription have expired. Let’s see how many last chance
    mailings they send you =)

  3. Dan
    December 23, 2010 | 7:55 pm

    US News was kind enough to die a long, slow death. The weekly became a monthly became a bimonthly became “whenever we damn well please.”

    The final letter telling us they were fulfilling the rest of our subscription with Time instead was the nail in the coffin and we asked for our money back

    • Mitch Cohen
      December 23, 2010 | 8:05 pm

      I used to subscribe to US News, my subscription ran our right around the time they switched to monthly format