A letter from Ryan Monceaux:
I’ve written about the Coogs for the last 20 years in literally dozens of publications: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf – you name it. But I’ve never had the forum to do the kind of work I’ve always wanted to do. That is, until launching GoCoogs.com.
As I hope you’ve noticed, GoCoogs has the best UH content anywhere. In fact, I’m confident that there’s never been a better source of Cougar info. My goal is to always provide great data, insights, and discussion for passionate UH fans.
GoCoogs will always be all Coogs, all the time. We are Cougar-written and Cougar-supported and will never lose sight of that. Our site will always be produced by Cougar fans – never by an outsider.
I’m a real estate agent in my day job – the freedom of being self-employed has allowed me to start GoCoogs.com and to make it relatively successful. But to continue building the kind of site I want, and to continue to keep putting 40-50 hours a week into it, we need a mechanism to drive revenue. That’s why I’ve created GoCoogs Insider.
GoCoogs Insider is a subscriber-based component of the website that will feature our best info, stats, a message board, and more. Subscribers can expect the best in Cougar content, analysis, and discussion along with quality writing you can’t get anywhere else.
Here’s what Insider subscribers can expect:
- Instant game reactions,
- A subscriber mailbag different than any you’ve ever seen,
- Unique interviews with coaches,
- Vintage UH stories,
- Challenge the assumption: an in-depth look at what we think we know,
- Multi-part season previews,
- Detailed season wrap-ups,
- Spring football coverage,
- And more.
STATS & MORE: GO BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Film room breakdowns,
- Beyond the box score metrics,
- Deep statistical analysis,
- Constant evaluation of UH teams, coaches and players,
- Advanced photo galleries,
- Subscriber-only video, and
- Detailed By The Numbers analytics.
The Veer: The Best Cougar Discussion
GoCoogs has launched a new UH message board for intelligent, high-level discussion with myself, our contributors, and other subscribers. A forum just for GoCoogs Insiders.
Join other Coog fans and become a GoCoogs Insider. We have two main subscription options – pay monthly or annually:
$79.99 per year
In addition, we have a few special subscription options available:
– Discounted monthly and annual subscriber pricing for students & staff,
– The ability to give a gift subscription, and
– A Super Supporter level for those wanting to help ensure the long term success of GoCoogs.com.2
UH Students and Staff pay just $3.99 a month or $29.99 for a year (valid only when subscribing with a @uh.edu e-mail address).
We also encourage Cougar fans to give GoCoogs Insider as a gift ($32.99 for 4 months). Gift subscriptions can be purchased any time and delivered on the day of your choosing.
For those wanting to do a little more and to subsidize student subscriptions, we have created a Super Supporter level.
Please note: some of our content will always be free at GoCoogs.com. That’s just something I believe in and it won’t change. Some of our game stories, statistical breakdowns, photo galleries, and our YouTube channel will always be free.
But to get the full ride, you must become a GoCoogs Insider. Insider features our very-best content and the Veer message board. Subscribers get access to multiple Insider articles per week and a subscriber-only newsletter.
We strive to produce consistently excellent work for our readers – not click-bait nonsense. The most important thing to me is quality above all else. I’m not going to approve content for the sake of it.
Insider articles and analysis go more in-depth than a newspaper beat writer can. We only focus on our teams and our players, unlike national writers or recruiting experts. We understand that our audience expects more – and we work to deliver it.
WHY WE NEED A SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITE
Building the website and community that I want is not possible with an advertising-based model. Ad-based sites depend on maximum clicks, argument, controversy, and hot takes. I have no interest in being involved in a site like that.
We’ve spent a lot of time designing and building a high-caliber website. But this is only the beginning: we will continue to roll out new features and adding value to our service. I want our subscribers to think they are getting the best value possible. The further development of the site will be guided equally by my experience and the ideas and input of our subscribers.
More than anything, GoCoogs Insider gives us the ability to ignore clicks and focus on delivering first-rate content. That’s the kind of site I want to run. I want to be beholden to you, the true UH fans.
Insider gives us the chance to focus on the people that love our content and are willing to pay for even more of it. Our contributors and I eat, sleep, live, and die with Cougars. Just like you. This website is for people just like us.
If you feel like this GoCoogs provides premium content and indispensable insights, we’d love for you to subscribe and become a part of our community. Thanks so much for reading.
Choose Your Subscription Plan:
$79.99 per year