December 12, 2014

Suggestions for SportsFilter Links: My new editorial goal is to find one good link a day to post on SportsFilter. I'm trying to avoid going for low-hanging fruit like an athlete getting into off-the-field trouble or a viral video highlight, so I am checking places where more thought-provoking sports journalism is being published. This raises a question: Where is more thought-provoking sports journalism being published?

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 10:43 AM - 4 comments

My current circuit of places to look is the New York Times, Grantland, Sports on Earth, ESPN, Dave Zirin, King Kaufman and Deadspin. The last one isn't a good choice, but it sometimes gives me ideas of where to look elsewhere.

I could use some suggestions. A lot of my old places to check are gone. Canoe.Ca used to have a great page of hockey columnists with around a dozen writers, and I could often find stuff there.

I'd like to find a source for smart writing on soccer, particularly England.

posted by rcade at 10:48 AM on December 12, 2014

For soccer, check the Guardian, When Saturday Comes, and the Blizzard (if they have anything free available)

posted by flannelenigma at 05:41 PM on December 12, 2014

The Classical

Soccer Gods

First Touch: Sorry, it's a plug for my local weekly (free) soccer mag. Mostly recaps, but there are a few well written columns. They once in a while run an interesting series, like the story of the world cup and the greatest players in the world.

posted by goddam at 05:28 PM on December 18, 2014

I dig The Swiss Ramble for stuff about the business of British and European football.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:22 AM on January 02, 2015

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