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Juiced Sports has decided to profile and rank the big names in sports blogging. Who gets the most hits? Who gets the most attention? Whose opinion matters most? We rank the top 100. 1.) Will Leitch, Deadspin He’s the editor of Deadspin, the most popular independent sports blog on the web. It received 7 million pageviews in January, 2007, second most of any sports blog, behind only AOL’s Fanhouse. It has been profiled in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. Leitch has used his Deadspin success to write for Slate, the New York Times, and CBS Sportsline. He has also published two books and is in the process of publishing two more. He’s so influencial that when EA Sports is trying to promote Gilbert Arenas, they invite Will to interview him. His only downside is that he seems to have something of an unholy alliance with Toni Reali who has praised him a number of times on Around the Horn.2.) Jamie Mottram, Yahoo! Mottram used to edit Fanhouse, the most popular sports blog on the web (Deadspin doesn’t have as many writers and resources.), but he recently left for Yahoo! Along with Yahoo!, Mottram also edits Mister Irrelevant.com and hosts The Blog Show.
3.) The Big Lead The Big Lead.com is run by three anonymous friends, one a former sports writer. It is so threatening to the mainstream media that ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd got his site shut down for two days by urging his listeners to bombard the site with traffic. (For the record, Cowherd is more threatening to mainstream media than TBL.) In my interview with The Big Lead, he said, “We never heard from him personally and prior to him ‘blowing us up’ we never had really discussed him.” TBL gained a noticable amount of permanent traffic after Cowherd’s stunt, but their first big break was getting the story and subsequent interview (in which he bashed Scoop Jackson) on Jason Whitlock leaving ESPN’s Page 2 for AOL. He has interviewed a number of other journalists including Norman Chad and Michael Wilbon.
4.) Matt Ufford, With Leather Along with With Leather, Matt has also been a part of kissmesuzy.blogspot.com. His most noble achievement was pissing off Peter King by publishing pictures of his daughters drunk on Kissing Suzy Kolber. The pics were eventually removed amid controversy, but Peter King kept a grudge, and when Sports Illustrated was planning on writing about KSK, King axed it.5.) Awful Announcing #3 overall in Ballhype’s rankings, but #1 if you want info and entertainment about sports broadcasting news. While the bulk of awfulannouncing.com’s content is about broadcasting and sports media (which celebrity blogger signed their first contract, what is happening at ESPN, etc), there is also general spors content like videos and create-the-caption contests.
6.) Dan Steinberg, DC Sports Bog After writing for the Washington Post for a while, he surrendered to the enemy (new media) and got assigned to do the Post’s sports blog in 2005. The Post is one of few newspapers that is doing a good job harnessing the potential of the internet. Despite a newspaper’s obvious advantages in terms of contacts and info, Steinberg’s blog is the only one sponsored by a newspaper that makes a big impact in the blogosphere.7.) Henry Abbott, ESPN True Hoop Abbott started True Hoop in 2005 after writing for Hoop, Inside Stuff, and Men’s Journal, among other publications. He worked as a radio reporter before becoming a full time print journalist in 1998. In 2007, ESPN added True Hoop to their site.
8.) Brooks, SPORTSbyBROOKS Brooks, a 16-year media proffessional, started blogging in 2001. He makes appearances on ESPN Radio and many other media outlets. He also makes appearances at SbB Gigs with hot chicks. He wants you to think that SbB is the most viewed sports blog, but he’d have a hard time getting that past Leitch or any other sports fan.9.) Spencer Hall, Every Day Should Be Saturday Don’t confuse him with Orson Swindle, Vietnam vet and retired public servant, whose name happens to be Hall’s pen name. Because he graduated from Florida, so he got hooked on college football. Now he works in the “international community” where “where most people will do everything short of winging landmines covered in flaming napalm at each other to kill people they don’t like.” I wonder if he would throw a flaming landmine at Phil Fulmer?10.) Mark Cuban, Blog Maverick Guess it helps being a billionaire… Just the fact that the owner of a pro sports team blogs is big. He keeps getting fined for bashing refs on his blog. A lot of what he writes isn’t even about sports, but when there is an issue surrounding the team, he usually addresses it. Cuban gets more hits than most of the blogs ranked ahead of him, but you have to factor in his financial and celebrity advantage.The Rest11.) Signal to Noise12.) 100% Injury Rate13.) Bugs & Cranks14.) Larry Brown Sports15.) M Go Blog16.) Lion in Oil17.) Vegas Watch18.) The 700 Level19.) The Wizard of Odds20.) Fire Joe Morgan21.) MLB Trade Rumors22.) Home Run Derby23.) ESPN Hashmarks Blog24.) The Sports Hernia25.) Rumors and Rants26.) The Serious Tip27.) We Suck at Sports28.) Nation of Islam Sports Blog29.) Bleeding the Clock30.) Stop Projecting on Me31.) Ghosts of Wayne Fontes32.) Log’s Blog33.) Deuce of Davenport34.) Doberman on the Diamond35.) With Malice36.) Armchair GM37.) Aaron Gleeman38.) Halftime Adjustments39.) The M Zone40.) Baseline Report41.) Pop Jocks42.) Red Sox Monster43.) Dejuiced44.) Ladies…45.) Inside Basketball46.) Enjoy the Enjoyment47.) One More Dying Quail48.) The Futon Report49.) Sports Law Blog50.) Steroid Nation51.) The Angry T52.) Cake Rocks the Party53.) Brahsome54.) Fynal Cut55.) I Want to be a Sports Agent56.) Cobra Brigade57.) Crashburn Alley58.) Rizzo Sports59.) HeavySoul60.) Free Market Sports61.) Uber Sports62.) The Beautiful Game63.) UmpBump.com64.) Sports Brethren65.) I’m Writing Sports66.) Here Come the Pretzels67.) Troy Nunes Is an Absolute Magician68.) Sports Biz Blog69.) The Realests70.) Chicks Heart Fights71.) The 12th Manchild72.) Legend of Cecilio Guante73.) Babe In the Cheap Seats74.) Attytood75.) Smittblog76.) The Sports Oasis77.) Girls Gone Sports78.) College GameBalls79.) Loser With Socks80.) Ballers, Gamers and Scoundrels81.) Bus League Baseball82.) Bad Idea Blue Jeans83.) It’s High… It’s Far…84.) Andrea’s Atrium85.) The Mets Are Better Than Sex86.) Melrose Rocks87.) Boi From Troy88.) Being Sven89.) Storming the Floor90.) Pacifist Viking91.) Lord, Beer Give Me Strength92.) All on the Field93.) The Reds Rocket94.) The Loss Column95.) DC Steeler Nation96.) The Starting Five97.) Babes Love Baseball98.) Dave’s Football Blog99.) ACC Basketblog100.) Giant Football Blog101.) Andy Samberg102.) Nike Air Force Ones
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