In the past few years the landscape of prep sports has changed dramatically. The demise of print media from two major Denver metropolitan newspapers to one fledgling entity that seems to have given up. No daily prep features or photos to capture the moments of the events but if you are lucky a box score that can be found on the internet moments after the games have ended. In addition traditional over the air and cable channels have seen too many cord cutters as they shift to apps and live streaming on free platforms. So post production shows have become bland or boring or ad little to no value. Recently a few network channels have ended news casts with a teaser and scores for a weekend recap. However, a couple minutes is not really covering prep sports but rather a PSA. Also many of the usual media outlets were coerced into featuring former athletes kids or a handful of teams and that demographic is shrinking so they have pulled out or at least that is what many are hearing unless advertising revenue is sourced.
In an attempt to justify change some schools have been granted equipment to broadcast regular season games but get ousted during the playoffs and championship games for guys with deep advertising revenues to make money off aging parents or grandparents out of state unable to attend or rather not endure the elements. So the world of FREE PRESS has turned into subscriptions and pay per view both on the internet or when trying to view a school broadcast during the season. Prep sports has become about emptying the wallets of parents as they try to dream about their kids being good enough to get a scholarship offer.
What stands out is the inability to capture the moments of many high school athletes that might never play after graduation. The pure excitement and joy of the contests are no longer discussed. Instead we hear about players from advertisers who make money selling families some type of widget. The major component missing in the past few years in unbiased reporting and ability to cultivate stories. Relying on a handful of people with social media hype that make a living selling hope or a service is not accurate journalism. Too much tunnel vision has led to what may be a travesty come the weekend of August 23-25, 2018 of little to no media coverage. You can no longer coast in this state and must be abreast of the community. In a large city like Denver the coverage needs to be amped up like smaller communities statewide or in other states that rely on updated information via its media outlets.In an attempt to offer more coverage or frequent coverage 303Gonzo.com will be entertaining the ability to broadcast and cover more events. We are confident if given the opportunity we could cover the football playoffs as well as Championship Saturday in 3A, 4A and 5A Colorado State Title games to be available via multiple social media platforms. After all who has given Colorado its first Podcast, YouTube, Periscope, twitter and facebook live events since 2015, while others just entered the market. Yes @303Gonzo has the
website, Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, Instagram and SnapChat platforms to keep you, the fan or athlete up to date on a daily basis and features the #GONZOWATCHLIST
Plus we have the passion to make every contest special and not boring the audience with the same 2-3 names called out on game night. We have more knowledge and in depth insights about athletes and teams.
The Gonzo Watch List is prepared based on watching numerous games and how the players stack up statewide. It is NOT a list provided by an advertising sponsor paying to feature their clients to gain credibility in the marketplace and increase their recurring monthly or annual subscriptions or membership fees.
As the month of May ends so will prep sports coverage for a vast majority. However, for 303Gonzo.com it will be the start of numerous events like 7 on 7, team camps and college camp visits. These are just a few of the stories that make a complete package heading into the season. Knowing the athletes makes it much easier to broadcast games and pronunciate names and articulate background stories.
Sometimes football is not about the X’s & O’s but the great conversations w/ moms & dads & coaches
Awesome day of talking football & while many watched #Elite11 QB @EvansTy18 It was a pleasure to talk to Momma Evans
Ty is going to look good in a #CUBuffs Uniform 2 stay & play pic.twitter.com/s3Vkac0jB2
— (((Gonzo)))HSinsider (@303Gonzo) May 27, 2018
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