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ludo21 11-16-2012 11:05 AM

Sportswriters...... Who is your favorite?
 
I got thinking about this because of the article in the link below. "What Happened to Rick Reilly"? That guy was great on SI but has sucked on Espin. Poor guy has not been given a good role and then the debacle on MNF the other night was a classic crap the bed moment by him and ESPN.
http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/40284448



Bill Simmons!!! :giggle: (not my favorite but not terrible like others here think.)


I would say mine right now, is Mike Silver Yahoo Sports!

11-16-2012 11:18 AM

I like Woody and Pat Forde. Although it use to be Shefty when he was at the post.

My least favorite are Reilly and Bill Williamson. How Williamson has a job at ESPN is a great mystery to me. Like a dummy I keep giving him more chances bc he writes about the Broncos and every time I regret it.

KipCorrington25 11-16-2012 11:21 AM

What happened on MNF? The only debacle I saw was why the hell were they showing a **** team like Kansas City?

baja 11-16-2012 11:34 AM

Called Big Ben a drunk in a caption.

RhymesayersDU 11-16-2012 12:21 PM

"All sports writers and talking heads are know-nothing hacks."

/typical OMane dork

ludo21 11-16-2012 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KipCorrington25 (Post 3727815)
What happened on MNF? The only debacle I saw was why the hell were they showing a **** team like Kansas City?

After Big Ben got hurt Reilly was beggin Stuart Scott to give him the credit for tweeting FIRST that he was out and hurt bad. this was done on the air :~ohyah!:

just typical me first crap that sports guys try to do now to BREAK NEWS first

bombay 11-16-2012 12:46 PM

Dave Krieger

SonOfLe-loLang 11-16-2012 01:13 PM

Chuck Klosterman probably doesnt count hey

Chris 11-16-2012 01:19 PM

Don't read sports articles not about the Broncos or on the mane. Am I alone in this?

Tombstone RJ 11-16-2012 01:24 PM

I get Kliss and Kizla messed up. One is really bad and the other is pretty good. I think it's Kliss that sucks and Kizla that is good but I might be getting it backwards.

oubronco 11-16-2012 01:28 PM

The guys who go to camp and bring the news to all of here who can't go are my favorites

Rabb 11-16-2012 01:29 PM

In before IAOFM circle jerk

bronco militia 11-16-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bombay (Post 3727906)
Dave Krieger

:strong:

yep

bronco militia 11-16-2012 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rabb (Post 3727965)
In before IAOFM circle jerk

and those guys too

extralife 11-16-2012 03:19 PM

if you ever liked rick reily your opinion on this topic is irrelevant.

I guess the answer is wright thompson

GoHAM 11-16-2012 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by extralife (Post 3728098)
if you ever liked rick reily your opinion on this topic is irrelevant.

I guess the answer is wright thompson

That's just wrong, while it is fair to say that he sucks now and for the last few years, there really was a reason why ESPN paid Reilly so much money. He was that good at SI. Unfortunately for him and ESPN Reilly is not a TV guy and has been mailing it in for awhile now.

Reilly also wrote excellent Bronco pieces for SI especially this one on John Elway.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...9290/index.htm

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_o...1230_large.jpg

Mogulseeker 11-16-2012 03:43 PM

Anybody except Woody Paige.

Broncos_OTM 11-16-2012 05:05 PM

I forgot how to read

Kaylore 11-16-2012 05:08 PM

Rick Reilly isn't my favorite, but I like the segments he does on ESPN. I was unaware something "happened" to him. I think he should go into normal journalism. His style doesn't fit the sensationalist crap they are spinning at E$PN.

Dutch 11-16-2012 05:45 PM

Dick Conner. Hands down. If you grew up in Colorado in the 70's-80's he was the printed "Voice" of Colorado sports, and nobody wrote about the Broncos better. One reason it is soooooo disappointing having to pour over the drivel we get now. Great read from the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame:

http://www.coloradosports.org/induct...ile.cfm?id=134

Shef was probably the best since. I also like Terry Frie's work. He's another native who "gets it" when it comes to Colorado sports. Turns a good phrase as well.

My older brother is the same age as Reilly and crossed paths with him several times when Rick was at CU. Jeff had a couple of good buddies up there who would come down for DU hockey games and Reilly and the girl he was dating (first wife, I think) would show up with the group. My bro partied with them after the games (once he cleaned up). He always said that Reilly is one of the funniest guys he ever met. Real quick, with a sharp mind. Bit of a whiner, but overall, good guy. I know he has raised $24 million for $10 mosquito nets for kids in Africa to help reduce the spread of Malaria.

11-16-2012 06:37 PM

Theyre pretty much all trolls.

s0phr0syne 11-16-2012 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oubronco (Post 3727964)
The guys who go to camp and bring the news to all of here who can't go are my favorites

Agreed! :strong:

Even if it gets me overly excited about some guy from UTEP who was nicknamed "Quick Six"

Dr. Broncenstein 11-17-2012 01:42 AM

I like the guys on Sirius. Specifically Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan. I'd rather listen than read football news and opinion.

Dutch 11-17-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Broncenstein (Post 3728368)
I like the guys on Sirius. Specifically Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan. I'd rather listen than read football news and opinion.

Agreed. Although I've caught myself tuning in to Denver Sports-talk Radio more than ever (almost daily) this year. Nice after the **** storm that was Teebs. Sandy Clough has been pretty good the last few weeks in the morning/mid day (eastern time zone).

FISH 11-17-2012 07:43 AM

I prefer our OM camp reporters....after that I like Andrew Mason but after he made such an emphasis about not being a Bronco fan (I get neutrality but that kinda pissed me off for some reason) I've been more partial to Lindsay Jones....clean simple updates.


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