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Bought my copy of Phil Steele at HEB last night. I used to be an Athlon guy, but the amount of info PS puts in his mag makes it a must have.
Which mag do you guys like?
Dave Campbell's Texas Football has always been my favorite and really the only one I ever buy.
It's a very un-Texan thing to do if you don't buy DCTF.
Agreed. I've never had a Phil Steele magazine though, is it really that good?
I agree with Jeff the Steele magazine is worth the investment.
Texas Football for me is not as good as it used to be but I've bought it for 25 years. (still have all of the copies)
"Leadership is wisdom, courage and great carelessness of self"
Steele is good it's just a difficult read
The small type is tough in PS, but the info really gets into the nitty gritty that other mags don't.
The statistical info and the ability to really look at Texas' (or whoever your team might be) schedule and break down everything possible about an opponent makes it well worth it.
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Outside of the HS coverage in DCTF and the depth charts in all of them, I think preseason mags are all fairly useless.
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I used to buy InsideTexas until...well, you know. Now I just read hookem.com.
I usually get a good read from Hookem.com.
Agreed. I have a system with DCTF that I follow every year.
1. Texas articles/analysis/depth chart etc.
2. Longview Lobos
3. Big 12 section
4. Which ever district/classification Longview is in and who is picked in what region etc etc.
Agreed. I thought about buying Phil Steele just for the pool, but I really feel like I wouldn't get anything out of it. There's just too much good stuff on the internet, especially from fans covering their own teams. That's a way better alternative to the generalist approach of PS.
I like to read the articles about college football in Playboy, though they usually try to "soft focus" everything.
Athlon for Fantasy Football, DCTF for everything else. I'll have to check out PS's this year though.
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Dumped the others for Phil years ago. Not a fan of Phil's writing (who cares who the QB was in 2006), but I am fan of his stats.
You have depth charts with stats, past schedules with sites, scores and rankings, the last season's stats for all games, team stats from last year with returning players, past bowls, a big chart of the schedule...
And there's a ton of analysis of players, recruiting, past recruiting rankings.
I don't really care about his predictions, but I think they're usually well thought out even if I disagree. The guy loves football and it shows.
I buy several basketball magazines but only one football magazine.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
I"ve been a big fan of Phil Steele for years. He has a very solid methodology and sticks to it. It's not prefect but overtime, very accurate.
DCTF is a must and my new "go to read" on the Horns is Maple Street Press' excellent preseason write up primarily done by Peter Bean of Burnt Orange Nation (sorry for plugging another site).
With the invention of the Internet, I think preseason mags are all fairly useless
MSP wasn't as big last year as it has been, but it did make for a quality read as I was recovering from hernia surgery late last summer.
Pretty much much thoughts as well, Bob.
Yeah, until after summer workouts it's hard to learn anything about the new teams and then it's still a crap shoot.
I usually end up reading them all, no matter how bad and inaccurate.
Amen. I have everyone, from the first one in 1960. It is the only mag I buy.
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