I just want to get an idea of what and who everyone reads. I am an ESPN insider, primarily for baseball and NFL stuff, besides this site (Which has been the best find for me in recent memory) I do not have a reliable journalist or paper I read. Who do you all like? Thank you!
OT: Besides Brian, who are the more reliable journalist out there?
I'm sure Brian will be quick to point out that He Is Not A Journalist (That's The Point).
There's lots of other stuff out there (i.e. Mark Snyder from the Freep, various other blogs, etc.) that's worthwhile Michigan info.
Ahh thank you for the clarification, Tim. I just didn't know what to call Brian, haha. I guess I have a bad opinion of the freep because it gets ripped so much on this blog. I have read it quite a bit, but this blog has made that unnecessary.
Bill Plaschke, Bruce Jenkins, Murray Chass, Colin Cowherd, Joe Morgan and Richard Justice.
Herbstreit is also a great resource whether it be for inside information on a breaking story or advice on fire insurance
Do you want just anything or do you want sports related.
Business: The Economist
Paper: Wall Street Journal, New York Times
Read their poetic prose at GBMW
Pretty much anything on CNBC is dog shit.
I.E. Fast Money, Mad Money, Kudlow and Company.
Mike Florio of www.profootballtalk.com is pretty reliable. He even gets a little credit from the mainstream media every now and then.
motownsportsrevival.blogspot.com does some great stuff. His "Anatomy of a Michigan Loss" back in 2005 was a stellar summation of the angst we all felt in the late Carr years.
I suggest another blogger because it's been years since I've regularly read any main stream sports journalism. I watch games on mute.
I respect the man's college football opinion. Also, his mailbag almost always gives me a good laugh.
to clarify a bit. Some people's sarcasm detectors aren't up to this challenge.
a sarcasm detector! that's REALLY useful!
*sarcasm detector ignites and combusts*
If you don't hear it from them, it's probably a bunch of pre-packaged, capitalist pig-dog lies
I think Angelique and Eric Lacy at detnews are good, but I think Lacy only does lil' bro now.
I like Michael Rosenberg at the Freep, but must admit I do not read him regularly
I always like reading Scoop Jackson at ESPN, and he does music stuff too.
Every Day Should Be Saturday is my general CFB blog of choice, and I also read a lot of stuff at TSB now that they have Brian, Orson, and OPS writing for them. Yahoo! Sports has done a great job of assembling some of the best bloggers out there. Doc Saturday on CFB and Puck Daddy on the NHL are both required reading for me, and their more traditional journalist types have been doing a lot of good work too.
If there was ever journalistic integrity it's with those guys!
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Tintin, April O'Neil, Kent Brockman, Clark Kent, and Ron Burgandy
If you're talking specifically about Michigan football, the Detroit News gives us decent coverage. Angelique Chengelis has always given us a fair shake IMO. The Free Press is hit-or-miss. The majority of their stuff is OK, but every now and then they'll drop a "WTF?" attack piece.
Yes.. But 95% of the time it is Drew Sharp.
He is a favorite of mine for standing up to ESPN, and then being blacklisted. He's with the KC Star.
I like Rosenberg with the Freep and Henning for the News. Although Henning is Sparty more than Michigan, but the majority of his Tigers pieces are well thought out and reasonable. He does tend to love prospects too much.
The college football blogs I read the most aside from this one are Dr. Saturday and Smart Football.