Best Sports Writers

The Top Ten
1 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.

Great insights for a young writer of his age. His style and wit proves that excellent sports writing isn't extinct yet. He will be among the great ones someday. That's for sure.

"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."

2 Rick 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

SI has published some very fine writers---Reilly is certainly one of them.

Entertaining and accurate. Simply the easiest to read.

Honest, insightful. Always the best.

3 Woody Paige - The Denver Post

Love to disagree with him. Yet, difficult to when he really nails a topic. I wonder what the chalk board has to say.

He looked better with a beard.

4 Bob Ryan - The Boston Globe

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

5 John Feinstein - The Washington Post
6 Gary Smith - Sports Illustrated

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

Gary Smith is a great writer, who happens to write about sports.

7 Jason Whitlock - The Kansas City Star
8 Frank DeFord - Sports Illustrated

Deford was very good---found humor and pathos in sports. A bit hammy for some.

Even a non sports fan can find his articles thought provoking.

9 Bill Plaschke - The Los Angeles Times
10 Joaquin 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.

The best sports writer in the Philippines indeed.

The Contenders
11 Bill Simmons - ESPN
12 Michael Wilbon - The Washington Post
13 William Rhoden - The New York Times

No one better now or ever.

14 Mitch 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.

15 Ken Rosenthal - Fox Sports

An insider that really puts you inside the action.

16 Peter King - Sports Illustrated
17 Terry Pluto - The Plain Dealer

TO keep the NBA from tanking.
There are 14 teams in the NBA who will not be in the playoffs.
I would wait until there are 25 games to go. (This number is arbitrary) I would take the bottom 14 teams and track their record for the rest of the year. Maybe the bottom last 10 teams.
The draft would go in the order of their w/l standing for the remaining 25 games. The team that wins the most game from the 25 remaining games get the #1 pick, etc.
All professional sports should implement something like this.

Best there is, has seen it all and reports it in a valid unbiased way.

18 Mike Lupica - Game Changers

Really good book! It's a football story. Try to read it if you have time.

19 Mike Downey - The Chicago Tribune
20 Dan Wetzel - Yahoo! Sports
21 Jason Gay - The Wall Street Journal
22 Peter Finney - New Orleans Times-Picayune
23 Dan Jenkins - Sports Illustrated
24 Joe Posnanski - NBC Sports

How anyone could leave Joe off of this list just blows me away.

25 John Gonzo Gonzalez - Philadelphia Inquirer
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