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Old 11-27-2004, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Favorite Sports Writer.

I'd have to go with Bill Simmons right now. Second is Rick Rielly. You guys?
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same for me right now.

There are a lot of great writers out there. Some others I really like are Jason Whitlock, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon, and Peter Schmuck.
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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tony kornheiser is my favorite by far. i've read all his books and they're fabulous. they aren't really sports related but all were very funny.
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rick Reilly is my favorite. I just love his work, from ripping into the NCAA to writing about a deaf high school football team.
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd have to say Bill Simmons, and most of the ESPN Page2 crew. Good information, and great laughs.
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Simmons is good, but his stuff was multitides better before he latched on with ESPN. If you can, try to dig up some of his previous stuff: I think he posted at bostonsportsguy.com or something like it.
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Joe Sheehan. If you know who he is, you know why I love his writing.

Also, you are likely smart and very handsome to boot.
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My favourite is Peter Roebuck. He is a cricket commentator and journo. Just like I have no idea of any of the people already mentioned in this thread, you have all probably never heard of him.

He writes for a small paper called the Sydney Morning Herald (http://www.smh.com.au/sport).

Edit - my avatar picture goes with the writer mentioned above.
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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In a high school English class, I had to write to someone, both praising and critiquing him/her. I wrote to Rick Reilly, and he actually wrote me back! I really like reading his stuff, but he seems to be writing more softies the past few years.
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Old 12-01-2004, 03:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I concur with everyone's opinion of Simmons but only with the stipulation that he is the "Maxim" writer of ESPN. Lots of laughs and obscure pop-culture references. Although the Karate Kid references are really wearing me down, especially when he compares virtually every member of the Red Sox to Daniel-san and every member of the Yankees to the Cobra Kai.

As far as serious sports writers, my vote goes to Peter Gammons. He is usually very accurate and takes subtle, yet painful jabs at the horde of evil agents and primadonna ballplayers.

Simmons is the Wendy's burger to Gammons' filet mignon.
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Rick Reilly has a great column every week in SI. Have also been reading Jay Lovington's column on ESPN Page 2 on poker and they are great as well. Both writers are very entertaining.
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