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  • Your Favorite Sports Writers

    Zach Lowe (grantland.com) - Innovative application of statistical analysis to the NBA.

    Dave Cameron (fangraphs.com) - Laid the groundwork for Zach Lowe by applying statistical analysis to MLB.

    Bill Simmons (grantland.com) - The Sports Guy schtick is getting tired, and he is seriously overexposed, but I've been reading him forever and even if he doesn't make me laugh now, he still reminds me of all the times he has made me laugh in the past.



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    Christopher Martin Jenkins (RIP)- Cricket writer who recently passed away.

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      Drew Magary at deadspin: Not really a "sports writer" but funny as hell.


      Gene Wojciechowski at espn.com. love his BMOC articles.



      Also Tom Scocco (freelance?)





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        Scocca works for Deadspin. Before that he was my absolute favorite Slate writer.
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          One guy I really liked reading was Charley Rosen (NBA).  I actually just found out he now writes for Hoopshype. 

          I read Peter Kings MMQB every week.

          That's about it.



          • harold heckuba
            harold heckuba commented
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            Skip Tebow of ESPN.

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          Over the past few months, I've read all the books that have won or been nominated for a PEN/ESPN Award. The award has only been around for a couple of years, so there aren't that many of them. But I'd recommend every single one of them.

          EDIT: I'd have to amend that; Wil Haygood's bio of Sugar Ray Robinson is, much like his bio of Sammy Davis Jr., a total **bleep**, an example of how never to write biography, and a book that I wanted to throw at the wall for much of the time I read it. Which is a shame, because there's a hell of a lot of brilliant boxing writing out there.


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            My least fav is Bill Littlefield from NPR's Only A Game.  His cutesy sports rhymes and lymerics are douchey and make me angry.  

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          Dick Schaap was a favorite. Great storyteller and raconteur. The guy seemed to know everyone in sports. His son, Jeremy, is a good sportswriter in his own right.

          Helene Elliott writes about the Kings (NHL) for the L.A. Times. Fantastic writer with a great knowledge of the game, very evenhanded, and pulls no punches when they're sucking. She was the first female sportswriter elected to the Hockey HOF. They got her off the Kings beat for a while and into columnist work, but now she's focusing on the Kings again.

          I used to really enjoy Jim Murray's columns in the L.A. Times going way back. He was a real old school guy who wrote rings around guys half his age. He was like an encyclopedia of sports knowledge. One of the giants of mid-to-late 20th century sportswriting.

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