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The end is Neyer

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Rob Neyer's last ESPN.com article:

  2. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    He says it will be easy to find him again. Good thing. Neyer's been extremely important in sportswriting.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Extremely important to who?
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  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Baseball fans under the age of 60.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I'm with you on that one.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And sabermasturbators of all ages.
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  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry to interrupt the bashing...and I don't know the guy...but I hope Neyer is leaving on his own accord.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'm not bashing Neyer. I questioned one person's statement about him being "extremely important in sportwriting" and Mr. Pedophile took a shot as me.
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  10. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    While Bill James is the father of sabermetrics and using them in writing/reporting/analysis, it is Rob who brought them mainstream with the ESPN platform. Yes, ESPN deserves much of the hell it gets, but it recognized Neyer as a new voice 15 years ago, and to see where the reporting using advanced statistical metrics has gone in that time is a huge credit to Neyer. Check Twitter and see how much the likes of Joe Sheehan and Co. are lauding him. And I don't think Neyer gets enough credit for his crisp writing on complex subjects.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    When plenty of people were still treating the internet like Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel [/crossthread], Rob Neyer was completely changing the way scores of fans thought about baseball on espn.com. More valuable as a baseball writer than a hundred Plaschkes.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

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