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November 28, 2006 6:11 PM   Subscribe

Are there any professional athletes that maintain a blog during the sports season?

I am looking for NFL, NHL, MLB or NBA athlete blogs specifically and not the training diaries of olympic athlete, boxers or golfers. Any tips?
posted by greedo to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
John Rodriguez of the St. Louis Cardinals was blogging, at least during the playoffs.

Sadly, it's part of the MLB publicity factory and isn't very interesting. There aren't many Mark Cubans out there.
posted by chrisamiller at 6:17 PM on November 28, 2006


Nate Robinson blogs over here. It can be randomly interesting at times.
posted by jourman2 at 6:28 PM on November 28, 2006


Not quite a blog, but Curt Shilling of the Red Sox frequently posts to the Sons of Sam Horn message board.
posted by The Michael The at 6:28 PM on November 28, 2006


Not an athlete, but former goalie and current local Dallas Stars commentator Daryl Reaugh keeps a (lighthearted) blog officially on the Stars Website.

NBA.com has three blogs that are sparsely-to-never updated by Gilbert Arenas, Chris Kaman, and Jerry Stackhouse.
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:33 PM on November 28, 2006


Pat Neshek of the Minnesota Twins has a very interesting blog, and seems like a genuinely nice guy.
posted by katemonster at 6:39 PM on November 28, 2006


Any answer to this question would be incomplete without a link to Paul Shirley's blogs. Shirley briefly wrote two blogs during his time as a benchwarmer for the Phoenix Suns in 2005, one chronicling the playoffs (see link) and another concerning an earlier roadtrip (can be linked to from the playoff blog). They are among the most witty and insightful pieces of writing by an athlete that I've encountered. Shirley also wrote an extended blog for espn.com, which again showed off his sparkling wit, and revealed a more sensitive, introspective side. Unfortunately, as is the case for so much of espn's quality material lately, you need to be a member to access it.

Though Shirley is not currently blogging, if you're looking for fine sports blogs from the athlete's perspective, you could do worse than to read his stuff.
posted by notswedish at 6:52 PM on November 28, 2006


The quarterback dude from the steelers that had that motorcycle accident had a blog during the last season (his name escapes me). It was on typepad.
posted by mathowie at 7:21 PM on November 28, 2006


Mathowie is talking about Ben Roethlisberger. I'm just here to second the Paul Shirley links. I believe he's writing a book as well.
posted by andifsohow at 7:48 PM on November 28, 2006


Jody Gerut kept one about 3 years ago.
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:59 PM on November 28, 2006


heh. gilbert arenas complains that he dont get free ps3's and wii's DESPITE NOT ASKING on his blog. wouldnt recommend the blog though.
posted by wuzandfuzz at 9:06 PM on November 28, 2006


Russian tennis pro Dmitri Tursunov wrote a popular blog for the players' union* during a tournament last spring in Estoril, Portugal. He's pretty droll, especially since English isn't his first language.
*Other ATP pros' blogs here.
posted by rob511 at 10:13 PM on November 28, 2006


Ben Gordon of the Chicago Bulls has a blog on bulls.com, and he occasionally blogs on his Myspace page as well.

Ricky Williams' website no longer exists, but you can find some of his old journal entries via archive.org.

Quite a few NFL players have journals here, although most only update sporadically.
posted by SisterHavana at 12:00 AM on November 29, 2006


Evan Tanner, the UFC fighter has a fascinating blog.
posted by the cuban at 1:49 AM on November 29, 2006


Moritz Volz of Fulham.
posted by salmacis at 5:46 AM on November 29, 2006


Baseball player C.J. Nitkowski
Former MLB pitcher, broadcaster and manager Larry Dierker has a blog and now a website
posted by nimsey lou at 6:36 AM on November 29, 2006


NNY Mets 3B David Wright has a blog.
posted by schustafa at 9:31 AM on November 29, 2006


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