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Writers Who Could Be GMs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HelicopterHarry, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. HelicopterHarry

    HelicopterHarry New Member

    Save the hue and cry if you disagree with premise. Looking for feedback from people who think there are some writers who know their sport well enough to move into the GM office. Play along, please. Here are my candidates.

    NFL- King, Clayton, Schein, Mortensen
    NBA- McCallum, MacMullan, Smith, D'Allesandro.
    MLB- Gammons, Nightengale, Sherman, Kernan.
    NHL- I'm not qualified on this one.
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Andy Auger

    Lars Hanson
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Ned Colletti.
  4. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Gammons? I wasn't around for his heyday, but I read his stuff at ESPN.com and it's "So-and-so will be signed by Friday." Friday comes and nothing. He was wrong too many times for me to actually consider him good.

    As for being a GM, don't forget the negotiating angle. These guys have to be good enough to get people to sign deals and make trades, akin to getting sources on the record.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Tyler Dunne.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think there is a big difference between knowing the sport - which the above certainly do. To be an effective GM, dealing with agents, owners and players is probably 80 percent of the job. Or at least what separates the good ones from the bad ones.
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Fred Claire
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Chris Snow.

    Oh, wait.
  9. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    nba - simons
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Really this
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Tex Schramm.

    Ernie Accorsi.
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