Fifth Quarter has the smallest media following for all of the Florida State outlets, but is growing very quickly. As the owner of Fifth Quarter, I get questions all the time of what we do and what we’re about. I don’t blame you – it can appear like a mystery from the outside. So here’s everything you need to know – who we are, and where we’re going. The only thing we care about is making something special – an alternative community for ‘Noles.
#1. About the Owner
My name is John Cooper, and I live very close to Tallahassee, Florida. I have attended Florida State games since the age of 2 – almost a quarter-century at this point. I am a current public school teacher, and Fifth Quarter is NOT my day job. This is something I believe was needed in the Florida State community. I wanted to partner with someone that I thought needed a unique platform, and whose voice fans would appreciate. That person is James Coleman, and once you become a member of Fifth Quarter, you will understand its uniqueness. Why not get your opinions and analysis from someone who has been there, done that? Additionally, why not get that opinion/analysis as the story happens? That is what we offer – it’s one of our biggest perks.
A few years ago, I got to speak to San Diego Chargers Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley. We had a great conversation about competition. What he told a younger me didn’t make sense at the time, but over time, that message has sunk in. In a nutshell, he told me to not worry about the people around me, but just compete with myself. As a young coach, I craved competition. If you set up the ping pong table, I wouldn’t care if it was Forrest Gump across the table, I was winning that match. These days, I just want to be the best that I can be, and I want Fifth Quarter to be the best it can be for the people it serves.
I am very supportive of FSU media, and I think there are ways we can all succeed. Warchant, 247, Tomahawk Nation, Chop Chat, The Daily Nole, and others all have an amazing product, and put out amazing content. I think there is a lot of good we could do together in the community.
#3. What do we offer?
I think the crown jewel of our media company is the interaction and community we provide. You have former ‘Nole James Coleman dropping his information real-time, and all archived if you miss it. Also, the community itself is (mostly) reasonable, not always worrying about the sky falling. We also do a once a week voice chat with a Q&A format. Users are able to participate and it is our live podcast. Future plans include to bring on other former ‘Noles to share their opinions time to time. Some articles will be here, others will start on Patreon and make their way here eventually. Articles are always ad-free. We also go by the mantra of “half the price, double the value.” For $5/month, the value you get is unmatched.
I hate ads, and I am sure you do as well.
Nobody at Fifth Quarter is a full time employee – I don’t even take a paycheck. Your contributions help us afford James, a five-star editor, and contributors. Unlike some blog sites that give their writers/contributors a platform as their compensation, we do give a small stipend for contributors. We do have some positions open for contributors/writers. If you are interested in writing for us, email us at [email protected].
In that email, tell us a little about yourself, and write a small FSU blurb. We do not plan to “break news” on our blog site at this time; rather, we’ll look at things from a broader perspective. We feel that this creates a better value in our current situation.
#5. Free Section and Thank You
Our blog will always remain free – we believe very strongly in this. Additionally, there is a free section in our Discord community. If you want a community that has high quality discussions, and keeps you in the loop, we are the one for you. If you want to join our Discord community, go to the home page, and click the Discord banner.
For the 750+ members that we have, thank you for making something special.