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Best beat writer in the nation

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

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That does raise the question, who are among the top-notch hockey writers down there in the States?
  2. dadsawriter

    dadsawriter Member

    Going back to Tipton and college basketball, I'd have to put Jerry at the top of my list.

    Conference-by-conference, I'd go:

    SEC: Tipton
    Big 12: Jason King (KC Star)
    Big East: Mike Waters (Syracuse Post-Standard)
    Big 10: Jeff Shelman (Minn. Star-Trib)
    ACC: Eric Prisbell (Wash. Post)
    Pac-10: Honestly not sure

    National: Pete Thamel (NY Times)
  3. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    I don't know about worst writer, but I'll throw in a vote for worst situation -- the guy who follows Tipton. I know he just covers one sport, but the sheer volume of copy that readers have come to expect is incredible. Even on a Sunday in September, Tipton has a full page of his basketball notes column.
    Anyone know how tough it is to come up with a full page on hoops in September?
  4. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Let me second Mike Waters as the best in the Big East. Great guy, great writer.
  5. slipshod

    slipshod Member

    Best Beat Writer was Jack Kerouac
  6. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Guest

    How come Armando Salguero isn't in this list?

    Oh, wait..............It's because he totally sucks.

    I vote for Gosselin..........That guy is always Money.
  7. Jersey_Shore

    Jersey_Shore New Member

    I decided to take a look at the Journal Sentinel's Packers coverage from last Sunday. Great gamer from McGinn with some great detail on Ahman Green's touchdown. Awesome stuff.

  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Gosselin's draft package is fucking legendary...

    Nicest guy in the world too...
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    i didnt go through all four pages of crap, and this may have already been said, but i always enjoyed reading chris snow when he was with the sox. damn minnesota wild.
  10. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Mike IS a great guy. Had a chance to speak with him for a bit in New York the other day.

    Kim Baxter also does a nice job working alongside Mike.
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    if you're a football leatherhead, my man goose is da best. 8) 8)
  12. Lavelle E.Neal III, who covers the Twins for the Star-Tribune
    Mike Garafolo, who covers the Giants for the Star-Ledger
    Dave Hutchinson, who covers the Jets for the Star-Ledger
    Don Burke, who covers the Mets for the Star-Ledger

    Brit Robson does a good job with the Timberwolves for CityPages.com. Unfortunately, he is leaving.
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