Best Sports Writers

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The Top Ten

Miramon 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."

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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