Prodded on by some reader comments yesterday, TSG wanted to run our proposed World Cup coverage planning by our esteemed community. Pretty simple stuff and obviously skip to the soccer columns right now if you like….
Here you go: The completely non-top secret schematic to World Cup coverage….highly, uh, confidential.
A simple diagram below: Basically an inverse pyramid whereby the quality and quantity is obviously focused on the USMNT.
As you move down the pyramid the depth and quantity of the coverage reduces. The circle just represents writing on whatever the author feels like. Whereas coverage within the pyramid has to be somewhat structurally similar–previews should follow a similar format from one group to the next–the circle denotes just writing whatever the heck you feel like.
Thoughts? Other features you like? Some other ideas as well:
• A sidebar that has links on a game by game basis so readers can comment as the game is in action.
• Features on jerseys, kits, and country soccer histories.
• Guest commentary from our readers or other selected writers….