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Introducing our Go Long VIP membership
Follow pro football like never before with our new subscription option. (Right in time for Christmas, too.)
Good morning! It’s officially Christmas Week. If your family is like ours, you’ve watched the Grinch roughly 78 1/2 times and enjoyed double the Christmas dance parties. When Mariah Carey’s classic jam kicks in, look out. Our 1-year-old, Sonny, will explore the space.
So thrilled to share this news. The timing feels right to finally introduce a new subscription option.
Welcome to Go Long VIP.
We’ve got extremely loyal readers here at GoLongTD.com. You’ve been reading our longform. You’ve been listening to our podcasts. You’ve been diving into the gameday chat. Two years in, it’s time to ramp it up. The goal is for a Go Long VIP membership to be more of an experience. Something you’re truly part of. Whether you’re a monthly subscriber, an annual subscriber or on the free mailing list, you can now become a VIP member any time for $150 per year. Your subscription will naturally adjust in the system when you upgrade.
Monthly/annual paid subscribers will continue to receive what you have.
Here’s what you’ll get if you upgrade to the VIP level…
All paid content at GoLongTD.com, of course. Features, columns, Q&As, podcasts, chat access.
Personally signed copy of “The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football,” my first book.
Go Long hooded sweatshirt.
Exclusive access to “Happy Hours” with former and current players around the NFL on Zoom.
Hell yes we're bringing back the Happy Hours. I want to bring you as close to this game as humanly possible. What better way than this, than a chance to let you ask players anything you want over a beer?
Be on the lookout for both former and current players this time around. Once we have VIP members locked in, we’ll start hosting Happy Hours in January. A few big names in the game have already indicated they are in: T.J. Lang, Chad Brown, Chris Simms, LeRoy Butler and Eric Moulds. We’re going to have fun with these, too. You’ll hang out with popular media figures (like Peter King) and comedians (like Frank Caliendo) as well.
Go Long is always about you. Upon becoming a VIP, tell me who you want to hang out with at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll do everything in my power to make it happen. Social media creates the illusion that we’re connected as a society when, in truth, we’re not. The fans who pour their hard-earned money into the NFL machine don’t really get to know players — let’s change that.
Through the entire hour, ask our guests anything you want. Nothing’s off limits. These conversations will be as real, as raw as it gets. Feel free to peruse the archive for unlocked Happy Hours past with Wyatt Teller, LeRoy Butler, Olin Kreutz, Richie Incognito, Stevie Johnson, Erik Kramer, Eric Wood, Frank Winters, Andy Janovich and others to give you a sense. Incognito shared the story of the night he thought Jonathan Martin was on the hunt to kill him. Kramer discussed the night he tried to commit suicide and the even crazier years that followed. (Icymi, here’s the three-part series I wrote ahead of his Happy Hour visit.) Janovich got us all hooked on Busch Light.
“The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football” was such a wild ride. What began as a project focused around the tight end position became something much more. This book is about football and life itself. Mike Ditka, Jeremy Shockey, Tony Gonzalez, Ozzie Newsome, Rob Gronkowski, George Kittle, all 15 tight ends profiled shared remarkable stories. When “Blood and Guts” was released, we enjoyed our own Tight End Days at Go Long. All links here.
It’s always Hoodie Season, so we’ve got you covered there.
And most importantly, you’re supporting our journalism by upgrading. None of this is possible without your support. Go Long doesn’t rely on ads. We’re a completely independent company fueled by you. Our readers.
I cannot thank you enough for carving out time in your day for Go Long.
Feel free to become a VIP member today — or even gift a VIP membership this holiday season — right here. If you have any issues changing your subscription, just shoot me an email at email@example.com and we’ll get it squared away.
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