September 30, 2003

Sportsfilter didn't make the cut at as one of the best sports blogs. Take a look at what they consider to be the top five. Not for nothing, but I'd like to add that Forbes isn't on my list of top five magazines.

posted by Samsonov14 to navel gazing at 02:11 PM - 74 comments

"The best sports blogs are those that traffic in polemics. This may be because legitimate news sites aren't allowed to tally the number of athletes caught with marijuana or the incidents of violence by sports parents." Oh, come on. So he's measure of "best" is which ones have the most controversial content? (Even by that clueless measure, we'd be in the top 3.) Davide Duckevich is the writer of this clueless piece. Is he ripe for ridicule? SpoFi: We don't traffic in polemics enough.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:26 PM on September 30

Sportsfilter: We do posts!

posted by StarFucker at 02:33 PM on September 30

a yankee blog?! a yankee blog got on there and spofi didn't? SpoFi: We have polemics! We call him SF.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:38 PM on September 30

You are SO wrong jerseygirl...

posted by StarFucker at 02:40 PM on September 30

I don't buy the premise that sports weblogs are presenting novel content by covering athletes in trouble. Sports talk radio shows eat that stuff up. It's a shame not to show up in the top 5, but when you look at the nominees, it doesn't look like the Forbes writer did much surfing to find them. Have we ever linked to any of those sites?

posted by rcade at 02:41 PM on September 30


posted by jerseygirl at 02:45 PM on September 30

Stop me if I'm wrong, but isn't SpoFi the only "Collaborative Community Sports Blog" (please don't imagine me making "finger quotes" for emphasis)? Doesn't that merit at least a special mention?

posted by lilnemo at 03:13 PM on September 30

From Davide Dukcevich is a staff writer at He has worked at Bloomberg in Milan, Italy, and at the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va.
SpoFi: If you see Davide Dukcevich, staff writer of Forbes in your area... knee him in the groin. And tell him, "That's for SpoFi!" Oh, and if you get the chance, ask him why he spells David with an "e".

posted by lilnemo at 03:16 PM on September 30

I think maybe Sportsfilter just isn't that visible. Honestly, it's pretty well hidden. It's listed on in the Yahoo! directory (it was a Yahoo!Pick in late February of last year), but doesn't even show up in the Google directory for collaborative webklogs. Can we do something about that? A few more links to SpoFi would probably be helpful, although Iíve recently noticed links leading here at Hockey Pundits and Boston Sports Blog.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:19 PM on September 30

Nah, I still say nail David'e' in the nads.

posted by lilnemo at 03:21 PM on September 30

I recommend everyone go there and vote "None of the above."

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:21 PM on September 30

samso: Webklogs? That's a Dutchgirl's online diary, right?

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:23 PM on September 30

Sports Talk Radio reports gossip, innuendo, and monosyllabic gushing and gets called tripe. A fan puts up a blog reiterating what you can hear just about anyday on Jim Rome and end up in Forbes?

posted by lilnemo at 03:23 PM on September 30

wc2k2, yes its a Dutchgirl's online diary, her name is David'e'.

posted by lilnemo at 03:25 PM on September 30

Why does he spell Dukcevich Dukcevich? Dweebe. Dorke. Doofuse.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:30 PM on September 30

I googled Dudevich (heh) and found that he emailed the guys at (tagline: "Did you see the size of the dick on that chicken?") for help on his article (this guy is a genius). Check out the thread for that community's response. [excerpt] Dear Skateboarding Sucks: I'm writing an article on good sports Web logs and was hoping you could reccomend some good skating blogs. Thanks! Davide Dukcevich Staff writer Yes, Mr I-work-for-Forbes had his misspelling corrected by a skater dude. Boing! Hahahahahahahaha. Dear Davide, Are there others out there? Maybe our readers could tell you where all of our shit is. Our 'Keepin' It Real' Section may help you out a bit too. But Forbes will get no help from us. We skate alone. p.s. don't forget to spellcheck Sux [/excerpt]

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:48 PM on September 30

Hey, what happened to my post?! ;-p

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:49 PM on September 30

Sweet retribution.

posted by lilnemo at 03:56 PM on September 30


posted by Samsonov14 at 03:56 PM on September 30

What do you mean what happened to your post? Its right there.

posted by StarFucker at 04:17 PM on September 30

Also, check out this guy in living color. Click his picture (top of the right column, Real or Windows Media player needed). Check out that crooked tie, that sweaty earnestness. Wow. I'm actually feeling sorry for him.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:20 PM on September 30

again with the polemics! we're polemic dammit! Confession... Initially, I had to look polemic up at Sigh.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:20 PM on September 30

SF: I was making fun of my goof. My snarky two-liner comment got embedded in the excerpt, rather than after. Boing!

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:22 PM on September 30

jerseygirl... So i guess you didn't get my pun?

posted by StarFucker at 04:28 PM on September 30

Spofi: We rock the Casba! Spofi: We do Posts! Spofi: We trash shit journalists! Spofi: We be a community collective! Spofi: Polemics? Shit, we invented polemics! Spofi: We ain't no stinkin Forbes! Spofi: Boing! Spofi: We be underground! Spofi: Bring it! Spofi: David with no 'e'

posted by garfield at 04:28 PM on September 30

I recommend everyone go there and vote "None of the above." I also recommend this plsy someone should write a little app that sends about 5,000 emails to the editor, all with the same words but from different (faked) addresses, praising SpoFi and ridiculing the dweebe.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:29 PM on September 30

plsy = plus, in bst-ese

posted by billsaysthis at 04:29 PM on September 30

SpoFi: 28th comment, Biatch!!

posted by lilnemo at 04:31 PM on September 30

Spofi: Ridiculing the Dweebe.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:33 PM on September 30

SpoFi: Trafficking in Polemics, and spelling recommend kurrecktly.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:40 PM on September 30

SpoFi: Reccomended by Davide Dudevich.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:41 PM on September 30

SpoFi: Your user name can be an expletive here!

posted by StarFucker at 04:47 PM on September 30


posted by lilnemo at 05:09 PM on September 30

SpoFi: sorry I can't continue the comment meme. I gotta say that Fortune webpage is an eyesore. there is content on there somewhere? i kept looking for more of a write up or reasoning for their selections. If such editorial rationale was provided I will admit to completely missing it. I'd also give a hey to Sports Frog as far as good sports blogs. I mean I don't visit all that much (getting my fill here) but it looks nice and gets updated frequently. Don't dig their commenting via bulletin boards though and it isn't as collaborative/community assembled as SpoFi is but it is good at what it sets out to do I guess.

posted by gspm at 05:13 PM on September 30

Pantheon-type people, can I change my username to DudevichEEEEE?

posted by billsaysthis at 05:44 PM on September 30

Sportsfilter: None of the Above

posted by mkn at 05:54 PM on September 30

Sports Frog is pretty good, but I've had hard time warming up to them because they hate hockey. How can you hate hockey? It's unhateable! Not like those filthy Irish and their Water Polo.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:56 PM on September 30

I love you all dearly. But you're all fucking mad. ;-)

posted by squealy at 06:12 PM on September 30

SpoFi: We're all fucking mad ;-)

posted by jerseygirl at 06:44 PM on September 30

I recommend everyone go there and vote "None of the above." they seem to be using a simple cookie to track votes. just delete the cookie and close yr browser...then surf on back for ballot stuffing goodness.

posted by danostuporstar at 07:55 PM on September 30

dano: or use one of the myriad pieces ofsoftware that simply blocks the cookie...

posted by billsaysthis at 08:17 PM on September 30

well yeah, if you wanna cheat.

posted by danostuporstar at 08:24 PM on September 30

SpoFi: Rehashing tired MeFi bits!

posted by mick at 08:27 PM on September 30

Suck it, DavidE ... suck it long, and suck it hard. Just out of curiosity, why is a writer from Forbes worried about the best sports blogs? "This month in Forbes: Larry Flynt tells you how to decorate your office tastefully, John Madden on quiet business negotiations and Janet Reno in the buff!"

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:43 PM on September 30

It's obviously all about the money. And this piece was an easy space-filler for not a lot of work. Lazy? You be the judge. His criteria: "Traffic in polemics" His research methods: email His conclusion: "They don't make money" Length of article: Half a page "Nice work if you can get, and if you get it, won't you tell me how ..."

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:09 PM on September 30

Forbes has been running a number of these best XXX blogs in recent months. I believe MeFi was a choice in one.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 PM on September 30

The "Replacement Level Yankee" blog is pretty good (in terms of single-team blogging), but as he points out on his own website, it isn't even the best baseball blog out there. My personal favourites for baseball (besides our beloved SpoFi) are Aaron Gleeman's Baseball Blog and Baseball Primer.

posted by grum@work at 11:16 PM on September 30

SpoFi: Rehashing tired MeFi bits! I, for one, welcome our new Forbes overlords!

posted by mkn at 12:18 AM on October 01

so this davide, it vibrates?

posted by danostuporstar at 06:59 AM on October 01

I agree with everything grum said. I also like sportsfrog.

posted by corpse at 07:52 AM on October 01

Who likes pancake tackles? I like pancake tackles.

posted by mick at 10:34 AM on October 01

I like sporty frogs that tackle pancakes.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:35 AM on October 01

update: NOTA is neck and neck with fucksports at 52 votes. whose gonna put us nonesters overe the top?

posted by danostuporstar at 12:11 PM on October 01

anyone think putting this link on the front page is a good idea? supposedly we have 910 members....that should swing the votes to NOTA.

posted by garfield at 12:39 PM on October 01

I tried to vote again but even blocking their stoopid cookie wasn't enough to get counted twice.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:29 PM on October 01

I promise to read all the links to blogs if the magazine promises to run Steve "The Robot" Forbes for president again.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:01 PM on October 01

the cookie actually comes from or something similar.

posted by danostuporstar at 02:24 PM on October 01

so that means, all you have to do, if you really are motivated, is delete the cookie and then vote again. No?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:32 PM on October 01

btw, NOTA is now #1 with 61 votes! #2 (whatever) has 59. Woohoo!

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:34 PM on October 01

NOTA: 64 Whatever: 59 call a timeout Whatever!!!

posted by smithers at 04:24 PM on October 01

I blocked all the cookies that cookiepal said the page was trying to set. Poopers!

posted by billsaysthis at 05:22 PM on October 01

If they can't set the cookie, you don't get a vote, is my guess. Did you delete the cookie from the first time you voted? But I don't think we really need to block or delete cookies. The tide has turned.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:46 PM on October 01

And the lurkers have spoken apparently.

posted by lilnemo at 06:10 PM on October 01

NOTA: 67 whatever: 59 Lurkers do it quietly.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:31 PM on October 01

Too bad its not write in. Still funny.

posted by justgary at 06:57 PM on October 01

Come you guys, take it easy on Forbes. Their magazine is how I found SpoFi in the first wait that was Fortune or maybe Money. All these mags doing their annual sportsblog review - it gets so confusing.

posted by kloeprich at 12:28 AM on October 02

Oh, no! @*& 81 NOTA 76 This will not stand!

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:35 PM on October 04

no, it will not...heh heh.

posted by danostuporstar at 08:23 AM on October 06

Tied! 96-96!

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:53 AM on October 06

now losing! 97-99.

posted by gspm at 12:12 PM on October 06

my vote makes it 101-99 in favor of NOTA ... if only the California recall election could end the same way. Go Mary Carey!

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:34 PM on October 06

Vote for Gary Coleman! He's for the little people!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:17 AM on October 07

NOTA 106 something else 101 Go, NOTA!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:07 PM on October 07

I am commenting on this thread.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:19 PM on February 01

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