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Caitlin, April 1, 2011
Posted April 1, 2011
great !! Its my main source for numbers for wg 's .
Good - I am amazed it lasted so long.
Gosh, I remember as a young lad getting copies of the Sport in order to discover what different kinds of boobies looked like. In those days, of course, you also saw a lot of girls with dodgy perms, but we didn't mind as long as the knockers were good enough to keep us distracted.
I suppose with the rise of free boobies (and more) on the internet there is no longer a place for a "newspaper" (I use the term loosely) like that.
I am surprised at those who are saying "good riddance", it was pretty much the last paper to carry WG ads and provided good revenues for many WGs.
oh my god... what a shocker!
It used to be good but lately it was shite. If WG ads were the only thing going for it god help it. The internet is the place for escorts and such no body wants a paper like that, anyways get a local rag and Im sure that there are hooker ads in them anyways. and the paper can be easily fobbed off as something normal - the sport was just tawdry and overtly sexual.
I think that the same can be said for porn mags as there isnt as many of them about as what there used to be. Guess that we will see a few of them go over the next year or so.
Do many local paper carry these ads these days? There was quite a lot of pressure from the last Westminster Government on that side of the industry.
One of my local free papers still had virtually a whole page of personal services ads at new year but i havent looked since.
It used to be good but lately it was shite. If WG ads were the only thing going for it god help it. The internet is the place for escorts and such no body wants a paper like that, anyways get a local rag and Im sure that there are hooker ads in them anyways. and the paper can be easily fobbed off as something normal - the sport was just tawdry and overtly sexual.I think that the same can be said for porn mags as there isnt as many of them about as what there used to be. Guess that we will see a few of them go over the next year or so.
There is always someone interested in these kind of ads, indeed one of the posters on this thread says he used them himself but i would think its getting less and less over time. The paper itself was utter shite as you say.
As for porn mags i used to see them when i was growing up in the 70s everywhere, littering the streets, in parks and in ditches as i cycled by, no interest to me nowadays but they were my first glimpse of the beauty of the female form followed very swiftly by the real thing.
It was inevitable. surprise it lasted that long in this era of the internet.
Meh, I couldn't care less. It only ever had appeal due to far out stories, kind of like "Aliens had sex with my me, and showed me their ways of love"
I know one story that was true, the guy that got his arse superglued to a pub toilet seat around yr 2001 i think.
A friend of mine who was training in Sheffield as a news reporter got offered a job in London on the Sport for 6/8 weeks.
One of his first assignments on the Sport was to interview a bloke who said he could levitate.
So off my mate went with a photographer to this blokes house to interview him and take pictures.
They had a cup of tea and then asked the bloke to show his levitation skills.
They all went out to the blokes garden and the bloke jumped into the air and held onto to a clothes rope across the garden as he came down shouting "see,see I can levitate!!!!"
My friend said "but you are holding onto the bloody rope".
The bloke said "if I didnt I could fall down and hurt myself"
Most of his "amazing feats" assignments were similiar
Posted April 2, 2011
I used it, when I visited flats, though the local paper is now carrying these ads, sometimes I read the "interviews" pre punt, as a warm-up. Its humour was actually very british.
Glad to see the back of it.
By rights, most of the rest of the national dailies should follow the Sport down the gutter to oblivion
I use the classifieds for some of my tours, especially Aberdeen and Belfast. Will be a big low to alot of WG. Guys will need to use the world wide web now!!
Using the internet? In the 21st century? Heaven forbid!
Seriously, I can't understand why anyone wouldn't use the internet to find out information about punting - it's so easy to find.
Still I would much prefer to read about alien love visitations than the nauseating smug moralising faux outrage articles in the Daily Mail. At least with the former there is a true indicator of the intellectual level it is aimed at.
I have never used the Sport or any ‘papers’ for ads but this could be a very lucrative tool for touring escorts, especially those visiting parts the net does not seem to quite reach. For someone on an actual virtual forum like the guys here, it is obviously normal to scour the net. But there are a lot of horny Luddites out there that only use papers and mags.
Using the internet? In the 21st century? Heaven forbid! Seriously, I can't understand why anyone wouldn't use the internet to find out information about punting - it's so easy to find.
That is a crap remark. I know quite a few blokes who have no idea on how to use the internet My wife says they are totally incapable of using the www, Just because you can acces punternet does not mean every one else can.
The loss of this paper means there is now one less avenue to advertise.
Some of my clients wont search online in fear of being caught.
That is a crap remark. I know quite a few blokes who have no idea on how to use the internet My wife says they are totally incapable of using the www, Just because you can acces punternet does not mean every one else can.The loss of this paper means there is now one less avenue to advertise.
I know a couple myself but they still use local papers or newsagents window ads so in some areas have this option.
I imagine it will get harder and harder over the years to come though for such people.
Posted April 3, 2011
I remember going on a school field trip in the 6th form to the Lake District in 1990 - the long minibus journey up the motorway from Somerset made a lot more entertaining by one of mates buying a copy of The Sunday Sport.
For a minibus full of teenagers (male and female) a paper full of tits, sex and wacky stories about aliens was a godsend!
But as others have said, in the age of the Internet it's probably not surprising the end is nigh ... It's strange - I do feel a liitle regret because although I never actually bought the thing but another 'memory' from my youth will now disappear.
I am not surprised, there will always be people who prefer the tangible paper option but stats show the amazing decline of both advertisers and users in favour of the internet and now with all the smart phones being the latest rage it is just another avenue leading away from the traditional mediums x x