A quick word on the ads

DMZ · December 13, 2008 at 2:04 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The meat ad is gone! Yayyy! Unfortunately that was a consequence of having both an extremely short turnaround time on ad approvals (24h! Seriously!) and a 3-month buy. We really try to keep on top of this stuff. It’s a pain, though, frequently in excess of the monetary return. Which is not at all hard, given we make like $1 from ad sales.

Anyway! I wanted to point out that thing’s been replaced by a lovely ad by a USSM reader with an actual interesting baseball product, which should make everyone happy. So go check it out. I promise there’s no long, gory video waiting for you.


30 Responses to “A quick word on the ads”

  1. msb on December 13th, 2008 2:51 pm

    that meat never looked quite right to me … it looked more like a cut of dinosaur or dragon.

    thumbs down on the dating service ads– the ones with the scantily dressed lookers who of course would be looking for dates via the interweb

  2. thewyrm on December 13th, 2008 3:05 pm

    I never did get a chance to meet my meat.

  3. Paul L on December 13th, 2008 3:06 pm

    I assume you’ve looked into it, but my understanding is that the tech crowd loves The Deck. Apparently they’re really tasteful ads that are more carefully chosen than the ones that come from AdSense.

  4. hairofthedawg on December 13th, 2008 3:18 pm

    At least you’ve never had ads yet, usually akamai., that won’t let the rest of the site load while their server is down. The game looks interesting, nice ad!

  5. Alex on December 13th, 2008 3:38 pm

    I really hated that ad. Its rediculous that you can’t remove an ad that you dislike from your own site!

  6. Carson on December 13th, 2008 4:30 pm

    That ad made me want to vomit.

    I’ve seen these Ballpark Classics, looks very cool, but also very expensive.

  7. buckleybats on December 13th, 2008 5:17 pm

    As a hardcore vegan I loved that ad. The Meet your Meat video is gory as all heck, but sadly this is a reality for animals raised and slaughtered on factory farms. If you found that video disgusting then the ad did it’s job.

  8. OppositeField on December 13th, 2008 5:36 pm

    Good riddance to that horrid meat ad.

    Ballpark Classics looks like one hell of a Christmas present.

  9. Mustard on December 13th, 2008 5:36 pm

    I love that baseball game, and actually looked into buying it…then i saw the price. Ouch.

  10. Conor on December 13th, 2008 6:13 pm

    How come nobody ever claims to be a softcore vegan?

  11. DKCecil on December 13th, 2008 6:22 pm

    Because to hate delicious meat that much, you’ve gotta be hardcore!

  12. Sane on December 13th, 2008 7:02 pm

    There’s ads on here? I didn’t even know. Glad I have my browser set up to not show them 🙂

  13. Matt from Olympia on December 13th, 2008 7:35 pm

    The bottem line is that this website is incredibly well done and the information is top notch. To the extent that Mariner fans have to live with weird meat ads, it is well worth it.

  14. DMZ on December 13th, 2008 7:41 pm

    HA HA HA! How awesome for you. I appreciate your generous donations though — wait, you don’t do that either. Thanks for nothing!

  15. DMZ on December 13th, 2008 7:46 pm

    w/r/t the meat ad, the problem isn’t that we *couldn’t* take it down, it’s that it would have been fraught with issues and more trouble than it was worth.

  16. Benne on December 13th, 2008 7:54 pm

    I actually watched that whole meat video. Crazy stuff. You couldn’t pay me enough to work in one of those places.

  17. Broadcast James on December 13th, 2008 10:38 pm

    “Where’s the beef?!” 🙂

    I actually found the video to be pretty educational. I kinda already knew all of that, but had never seen it in action. If anything we’ve saved Benne from putting in his application at the slaughterhouse…

    Or was this just an analogy about the M’s front office, and now that we’ve seen a change it became irrelivant?? 🙂

  18. juneau_fan on December 14th, 2008 12:19 am

    I never want to rag on this site because someone doing it for the love of the game, but my god, that meat thing was so disturbing.

    Maybe it is all a sign though. Bloody meat is gone, better days ahead! “Classic Baseball” indeed!

  19. buckleybats on December 14th, 2008 9:56 am

    How come nobody ever claims to be a softcore vegan?

    There are Conor, but we call them vegetarians. If you want a good laugh type “vegan baseball players” into Yahoo and the first result: Prince Fielder. Does that guy even know what a vegetable is?

  20. bookbook on December 14th, 2008 10:36 am

    I’m actually a softcore vegan. Believe in the principles but not willing to obsess about the little bits of dairy or eggs in baked goods that I used to be. I never liked the gross visual shocks, I prefer to understand the suffering and try not to contribute to it on an abstract level of comprehension.

    Prince Fielder is vegan, I believe, but has only been so for about a year. Thanks to simple carbs, one can remain vegan and round all at the same time. (Yea)

  21. DMZ on December 14th, 2008 11:19 am

    Jonah Keri wrote a nice article on vegetarian athletes that included Prince Fielder, so I’m going to say “yes, he knows what a vegetable is”

  22. buckleybats on December 14th, 2008 11:36 am

    Jonah Keri wrote a nice article on vegetarian athletes that included Prince Fielder, so I’m going to say “yes, he knows what a vegetable is”

    Sorry Prince, I wonder if there is a faux crow meat for me to eat! I really had no clue and would have never suspected he was vegan. Thank you for the link. I was searching for a good non leather glove and found this site:


    Is anyone familiar with these gloves?

  23. BoiseMoose on December 14th, 2008 5:58 pm

    That ad didn’t annoy me at first… but it did get old seeing a slab of bloody meat plastered on the front page every time I’d check the Hot Stove happenings. The meat is not really baseball related, but a fitting comparison to how 2008 turned out. Glad its gone, and replaced w/ something more topical to the site users.

  24. Evan on December 14th, 2008 7:35 pm

    Who doesn’t know how animals are slaughtered? They taught us that in school (because Alberta produces a metric shit-ton of beef).

    Meat is tasty. More people should eat it.

    Though, I hadn’t even noticed the ad. I did spot the new ad as soon as it appeared, but I didn’t even know there was a meat ad up.

  25. ballparkclassics on December 14th, 2008 8:00 pm

    You can find my game on Amazon for cheaper than I sell it on our site. Also, it’s meant to be played competitively and played hard, so it has the strength and quality of a foosball table–only its baseball–YES!–glorious baseball with balls, strikes, walks, etc. I should have thought of this sooner, but to thank David and Derek (and now Conor) for this site, I will donate $25 of every sale to USSMariner. Just let me know with a separate e-mail. thanks all Go M’s -Doug

  26. Carson on December 14th, 2008 10:29 pm

    ^ Hey, that’s pretty generous of you.

    I saw how there are leagues and such which is pretty cool.

  27. sass on December 15th, 2008 6:00 am

    Does clicking the ads generate $ for you guys, or do you have to actually buy something? I’m poor, but can spare some mouse clicks!

  28. vj on December 15th, 2008 7:59 am

    Notice to the engine room:
    I don’t see the ballparkclassics add any more. Just a blank grey frame with “support our site” at the top and “advertise here” at the bottom.

  29. DMZ on December 15th, 2008 8:47 am

    Their ad buy may be up.

    Also: don’t just click on ads you’re not interested in.

  30. Five Number Ones on December 18th, 2008 10:16 am

    USSMariner has an ad from Target?! Big time baby!

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