Recommendations for sports writers / publications?
September 24, 2012 9:19 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for recommendations for 'good' sports writing; authors and/or publications/websites. Online is preferable but print is fine. Bonus points for excellent Golf writing.

I'll check out the Recommend the best books about sports thread, but I am looking for the more ongoing/periodical type writing (blogs, columns...)
posted by paulshannon to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I quite like the curation of good writing at Longform and sports are no exception:
posted by michaelh at 9:22 AM on September 24, 2012

I've found Grantland to have some of the best sports-related writing on the Internets these days.
posted by General Malaise at 9:23 AM on September 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Second Grantland.
posted by janet lynn at 9:28 AM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: The Classical has pretty good sportswriting in the Grantland vein.

Sports on Earth is just getting going, but is a joint venture between USA Today and MLB Advanced Media and they have some pretty good writers on staff. I've enjoyed their football coverage this season.

While he mostly does baseball, I'm a big fan of Joe Posnanski, and he's done a couple golf articles for Sports on Earth. His blog is here.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:35 AM on September 24, 2012

I've been enjoying Ellen Etchingham's hockey writing.
posted by ghharr at 9:43 AM on September 24, 2012

You know the Best American Sports Writing series, right? Love those.
posted by Madamina at 11:00 AM on September 24, 2012

I love John Feinstien's commentary on NPR. He wrote a book about golf called, A Good Walk Spoiled.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:02 AM on September 24, 2012

Best answer: John Feinstien is indeed a very good golf writer, and had written many books. Check him out. Geoff Shackelford's blog also mentions good authors from time to time, and generally offers a good overview of the state of the game.
posted by dave*p at 5:19 PM on September 24, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks for the feedback all.

After a bit of reading Posnanski and Shackelford have really popped out at me.
posted by paulshannon at 6:04 AM on October 4, 2012

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