Best Sports Writers

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1Miramon Nuevo - The Daily Tribune

A best writer can write a whole universe of beautiful and delicious things about a "dried fruit" and makes you craving for it, like it was something you've never seen or tasted before. He does such again, and again, and again but you'll never grow tired or get saturated of it and still crave for more. That's him!

He write his stories very simply then he analyze them in such a way where all you can say in the end is simply "WOW! "

There's not that many writers around here anymore who can write as best as him.

"His writing style is very addicting! He can raise your blood pressure or bring a well of tears in your eyes in one simple sentence. Not too many writers nowadays have the gift to do such."

Even I can't write as well as him, and I actually got AN AWARD for my sports writing. - PizzaGuy

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2Rick Reilly - Sports Illustrated

As a life long sports fan, hands down, the best I have ever read. At one time or another, his writing has brought out every possible human emotion. His columns will be missed

Entertaining and accurate. Simply the easiest to read.

He is awesome he knows what he is talking about unlike many others

3Woody Paige - The Denver Post

He looked better with a beard.

4Bob Ryan - The Boston Globe

He was almost elected Commissioner of Basketball for crying out loud.

5Gary Smith - Sports Illustrated

Uniquely talented... Not just the greatest sportswriter of our time, but perhaps one of the best magazine writers...

6Jason Whitlock - The Kansas City Star

his sentences and the way he writes drags you into his stories, and never bore you. he knows his sports.

finds a way to interest any reader in his stories.

7John Feinstein - The Washington Post
8Frank DeFord - Sports Illustrated
9Joaquin Henson - The Philippine Star

He writes simply, but accurately and supported by facts. You don't have to look at history to know that he is telling the truth. He writes well and comprehensively.

knowledgable in almost every sports

the walking sports encyclopedia

10Bill Plaschke - The Los Angeles Times

The Contenders

11William Rhoden - The New York Times
12Michael Wilbon - The Washington Post
13Mitch Album - Detroit Free Press

Easily the best writer of this bunch. A profound understanding of both society and sport and the way their interaction impacts us all.

14Mike Downey - The Chicago Tribune
15Terry Pluto - The Plain Dealer

no hype no big predictions just the facts.
some good books too.

no hype just the facts.
writes good books too.

16Peter Finney - New Orleans Times-Picayune
17Ken Rosenthal - Fox Sports
18Dan Wetzel - Yahoo! Sports
19John Gonzo Gonzalez - Philadelphia Inquirer
20Peter King - Sports Illustrated
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