EFC Updates

What’s up Eagles fans!

I just wanted to give you an update as to what’s going on with us.

First, we’ll be recording our show next week, after the first preseason game. (Side note: I need to reiterate that last part – THE FIRST PRESEASON GAME!)  We’ve toyed with the idea of doing one for weeks, but let’s be honest, we’d pretty much be regurgitating what’s already coming out of the Eagles Training Camp notes.  News is light, and typical… the players arrived, they practice, a few get hurt, it’s hot, we’re going to the Super Bowl.  Same as every year.  So after the preseason opener we’ll have some meat to chew on, and can do a proper show.

Second, we’ve hosted some video clips from a great service called Redlasso in the past. Redlasso records, well pretty much everything on TV, and lets us bloggers create clips that we can show and comment on. It’s all pretty much considered “fair use” and allows us to editorialize the clips. Keep in mind, they’re not full shows, nor live, and don’t allow you to watch for hours on end. The clips are limited to ten minutes anyway. Unfortunately, the network boneheads don’t see it that way, and despite bloggers and Redlasso giving credit to the networks, the networks believe that they’re being ripped off. (This can be a huge discussion, and I’m not going to bore you with my extensive opinions on this matter here.) As such, two of the major networks, NBC Universal and Fox, are suing Redlasso for violating copyrights. Because of the legal issues, Redlasso has suspended it’s clipping service, and has halted serving the video clips.
We’ve used Redlasso on a few of our posts here, and it was to show you exactly what we were talking about at the time, as well as comment on the clips. Those posts will all stay, in case Redlasso gains the permission to once again supply the clips to us. Until that happens, those videos will simply show a “temporarily unavailable” message.  Sorry if it’s inconvenient, but it’s something that is out of our hands and we hope is fixed in the near future. I fully support the service Redlasso offers, and hope they can work this out without them becoming yet another casualty.

That’s about it for now. Our new show will be up early next week, and I’m going to be in Vegas for the New Media Expo (and mini vacation as well), so I won’t be at the first preseason game.  I’ll be connected, so I’ll get my updates, and Eric will be at the game, so we’ll be all set.

In the meantime, you can tell us what you think, of the game, the Training Camp, us, or whatever you want… our voicemail line is still (856) 335-3675, or send us an email to fans [at] eaglesfancast.net anytime! Thanks, and here’s to the closing of a long off-season, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!