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BASW 2012 Contents, 2013 Guest Editor announced

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Glenn Stout, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Glenn Stout

    Glenn Stout Member

    It's all right here: www.glennstout.net
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Here's the direct link: http://indiepro.com/glenn/best-american-sports-writing-2012/
  3. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Member

    I'm so ready for this to come out. It's a solid line-up, and, as an Indian, seeing Thompson's Tendulkar piece on there makes me quite happy.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    To save people clicks, J.R. Moehringer is guest editing for 2013 and here is Michael Wilbon's list for 2012:

    DAVE SHEININ. The Phenomenal Son
    from The Washington Post Magazine

    WRIGHT THOMPSON. In Tendulkar Country
    from ESPN.com

    ROBERT HUBER. Allen Iverson: Fallen Star
    from Philadelphia

    THOMAS LAKE. Bad Nights in the NFL
    from Sports Illustrated

    JOHN BRANCH. Punched Out
    from The New York Times

    PAUL SOLOTAROFF with RICK TELANDER. The Ferocious Life and Tragic Death of a Super Bowl Star
    from Men’s Journal

    JEANNE MARIE LASKAS. The People V Football
    from GQ

    S.L. PRICE. The Heart of Football Beats in Aliquippa
    from Sports Illustrated

    JOHN BRANT. Franks’ Story
    from Runner’s World

    BILL DONAHUE. Fixing Diane’s Brain
    from Runner’s World

    MICHAEL MOONEY. He Do What He Do
    from D. Magazine

    TIM LAYDEN. The Forgotten Hero
    from Sports Illustrated

    ALEX BELTH. The Two-Fisted, One-Eyed Misadventures of Sportswriting’s Last Badass
    from Deadspin.com

    TOMMY TOMLINSON. Something Went Very Wrong at Toomer’s Corner
    from Sports Illustrated

    TAYLOR BRANCH. The Shame of College Sports
    from The Atlantic Monthly

    S.L. PRICE. Staring Down History
    from Sports Illustrated

    JERE LONGMAN. Boy Genius
    from The New York Times

    BEN MCGRATH. Queen of the “D” League
    from The New Yorker

    WELLS TOWER. Welcome to the Far Eastern Conference
    from GQ

    JON MOOALLEM. The History and the Mystery of the High Five
    from ESPN: The Magazine
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    There are three omissions that stand out to me: Sally Jenkins on Pat Summitt, Gary Smith on Team Hoyt and Lars Anderson on the Tuscaloosa tornado. That said, I can't fault any of the entries. Thomas Lake on Darrent Williams' death was my favorite story of the year.

    Grantland's exclusion is noticeable. Michael Weinreb wrote at least three pieces last year worthy of consideration, and there were a few other standouts in the first year. I'm sure Glenn Stout and Michael Wilbon did consider a few Grantland pieces, but I'd bet Bill Simmons, an advocate for Best American Sports Writing, was hoping for an entry or two.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Kind of surprised there was nothing on the Paterno story, unless I missed something. I understand it's the best writing rather than the biggest sports story, but there were a few articles/columns that really helped explain how something like that could have happened in an environment like that.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I think a lot of the best 2011 work on that case was breaking news reporting, which pretty much never gets a spot in BASW.
  8. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Sally Jenkins on Pat Summit seemed worthy to me, as well.
  9. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    Glad the Taylor Branch story made it.
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