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Rockice_8
03-14-2012, 11:38 AM
Seeing all these articles coming out about the Dwightware and all these terrible articles for the ESPN writers I want to get a feel who you guys thinks are the best and worst.

My best are Hollinger of ESPN. He doesn't get caught up in the rumors and sticks to his numbers. Overall he's usually very spot on. Woj of Yahoo is one of the better rumor guys sure he's wrong sometimes like everyone is at one point or another but I usually agree with his line of thinking

Bill Simmons is decent, I think he's a very good writer overall but I question his topics sometimes. Steven A is a very NY biased but when it comes to talking about NY sports teams he knows his stuff. I don't trust him with rumors cause he thinks everyone is coming to NY but he is very knowledgeable when it comes to talking about the NBA when he can put his bias aside.

My worst are Chad Ford of ESPN (obviously) and most of the SI writers like Mannix and Thompson.

Aust
03-14-2012, 11:39 AM
Ric Bucher

Rockice_8
03-14-2012, 11:41 AM
Ric Bucher

Enough said I forgot about him. That's who I was thinking of when I wrote Chad Ford. Sorry Chad.

Wade n Fade
03-14-2012, 11:44 AM
Ric Bucher

^ This. Bucher may have graduated from Duke, but he doesn't reflect himself as Duke graduate. He seems like he graduated from like a community college in Alabama.

Hellcrooner
03-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Bill simmons is the answer for both.

He can write great articles but he also write some that could be used as toilet paper.

SlimKid
03-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Bill simmons is the answer for both.

He can write great articles but he also write some that could be used as toilet paper.

I agree, even though I know a ton of people love the guy.

uprightciti
03-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Ummm Freakin Berman from the NY Post

He spins stories like how Melo wants to be traded when he has no ****ing clue

He is the sole reason that NY media DESTROYS the Knicks Fan Base!!

Gators123
03-14-2012, 12:01 PM
Ric Bucher is terrible.

Woj is pretty good.

h2r09
03-14-2012, 12:04 PM
woj is the best. he doesn't speculate wildly and just about all of his reports come true.

bucher is the worst and his game analysis is straight up stupid. he honestly said after the series last year that d-rose played good against the heat and that he was better than lebron.

LongIslandIcedZ
03-14-2012, 12:11 PM
Best I have to say is Woj

Worst appears to be....everyone else.

Iodine
03-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Trey Kirby.......... And Abbott, the HP Guys, Halberstam, and Pruiti are great

And worst is pretty much any writer who writes just to get page views and purposefully says stupid things.

asandhu23
03-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Tim Kawakami.

NoahH
03-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Woj is good. I think Bill Simmons is hilarious. Also David Aldridge is good.

Chill_Will_24
03-14-2012, 12:34 PM
Sheridan is my worst and Berger is up there with him.

My fav is Woj

mgsports
03-14-2012, 12:35 PM
The ones who report Trade that's rally going to happen.

lakerboy
03-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Woj is god. Kelly Dwyler and Chris Chase are the worst. Yahoo bloggers are amateurs.

jmoney85
03-14-2012, 12:39 PM
woj and aldridge

everybody else is terrible

Wade n Fade
03-14-2012, 12:40 PM
Bill Simmons is the epitomy of a writer I wouldn't want to be because he is super biased. A good writer can write with a limited bias, the Sports Guy doesn't do that. I hate Bill Simmons because he was wrong about the Heat this year and he didn't want to admit he was wrong. He is probably to busy sucking on Paul Pierce's nuts. Woj is great. Mike Wallace is also great.

Iodine
03-14-2012, 12:42 PM
Bill Simmons is the epitomy of a writer I wouldn't want to be because he is super biased. A good writer can write with a limited bias, the Sports Guy doesn't do that. I hate Bill Simmons because he was wrong about the Heat this year and he didn't want to admit he was wrong. He is probably to busy sucking on Paul Pierce's nuts. Woj is great. Mike Wallace is also great.

The thing about writing with bias is you need to acknowledge what you bias is, and explain it to your readers, either directly or indirectly.

Of course Simmons and admitting faults never go together so, yeah......

NoahH
03-14-2012, 12:53 PM
Forgot about Berger. And yup the Yahoo! bloggers are just terrible. Chris Chase is ***** league

Sadds The Gr8
03-14-2012, 12:55 PM
Ric Bucher just went to the top of my **** list the last couple of weeks.

Hellcrooner
03-14-2012, 01:01 PM
I usualy like what Thorpe and stein Write.

CubZwin38
03-14-2012, 01:03 PM
Sam Smith for the Bulls. He's won a ton of awards including this year's Curt Gowdy Media Awards from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Iodine
03-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Sam Smith is a beast

Rockice_8
03-14-2012, 01:13 PM
woj and aldridge

everybody else is terrible

good call on him

Gators123
03-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Oh, and I hate Alex Kennedy.

Chronz
03-14-2012, 02:08 PM
I only enjoy Bill Simmons, everyone else is predictable in their approach

RiLoc
03-14-2012, 02:58 PM
Ric Bucher
Worst ever.

Redskins10
03-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Woj, Kerby, Skeets, Melas, Dwyre, Abbot and Simmons are the best imo.

Bucher and Stein.

Chronz
03-14-2012, 03:40 PM
Thorpedo is great

Skeets is good

MagicHero3
03-14-2012, 03:43 PM
they all suck

h2r09
03-14-2012, 03:45 PM
marc stein is actually pretty good. doesn't report a lot but he isn't usually wrong like bucher.

Wade>You
03-14-2012, 07:20 PM
Worst: Woj. He doesn't even write about basketball, he judges people and his articles are more like novels.

Akagaminosteven
03-14-2012, 07:34 PM
I've always found that Simmons owns up to his bias. He lets it get in the way of what topics he writes about, definitely, but I enjoy his input as a fan of the game. His Wire/NBA playoffs article was brilliant.

Burkey3472
03-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Bucher is by far the worst.

AceMan
03-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Most interesting: Simmons
Most reliable for rumors: Bucher
Best for player analysis: Hollinger

Worst for rumors: Broussard
Worst for quality of writing/bias/everything: Stephen A
Worst for player analysis: Ford

theheatles
03-14-2012, 08:39 PM
bucher has the title of worst writer/analyst locked up more securely than MJ has the title of "best player of all time" locked up

Aust
03-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Worst: Woj. He doesn't even write about basketball, he judges people and his articles are more like novels.

Congratulations, it seems you are the 1%


Most reliable for rumors: Bucher

You are also the 1%

Heediot
03-14-2012, 09:05 PM
Best
Zach Lowe (Point Forward blog on CNNSI) - Gives good analysis backed up with stats.

Bill Simmons - Very interesting and entertaining writer. His basketball knowledge is decent.

Worst

Too Many.....

JLynn943
03-14-2012, 09:11 PM
Worst: Charley Rosen

If you ever just want to read something completely influenced by personal bias and who the writer is friends with, Charley Rosen is your guy.

HoodedSB
03-14-2012, 09:22 PM
worst: bucher
best: can't think of a single one I like