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Best beat writer in the nation

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JackInTheBox, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. scalper

    scalper Member

    Hal McCoy is a total class act. And in case it hasn't been mentioned earlier, he broke the Pete Rose gambling story when Rose was managing the Reds.

    And unlike a lot of other guys who are in his league or think they are, I've never known Hal to big-time anybody.
     
  2. slowcenter

    slowcenter Member

    I read the NBA beat guys much more extensively than those in other sports, so I'll confine my opinions to those.

    Top NBA guys in my opinion include Steve Aschburner of Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Phil Jasner at Philly Daily News and Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle. All are veterans who have been at their places a long time and have developed many sources in their towns and around the league......as well as being able to turn a phrase rather nicely.

    And no, I don't work at any of their shops.
     
  3. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Good call on those three.

    On another note, I can't believe this thread hasn't devolved into nothing but name-calling by now.
     
  4. Chris Snow - Minnesota Wild
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Whatever beat Gerry Fraley winds up with now he is out of the Belo bubble. :)
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Uh, that was two jobs ago...
     
  7. Mizzou - it was a joke. He's now in their front office. I bet that gets him the best access.
     
  8. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    The person I really likes is Staff Reports. That guy seems to be everywhere.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My bad...
     
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Ed Bouchette does an excellent job with the Steelers, though I don't care for his gamers at all. Entirely too much PBP.
     
  11. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    That made me laugh.
    Thank you.
     
  12. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Can't we discuss the WORST beat writers? I mean, this post has only been sort of snarky. I feel like we can do so much better.
     
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