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Most people I meet figure I read about sports quite often. Yes, that’s true. I spend an inordinate amount of time on the Internet reading about sports, especially the NFL. I thought I would share with you my favorite sports websites.


I practically live on ESPN’s website. As an avid NFL fan, there is no better place for the latest NFL information than It takes at least an hour to plow through it, but Gregg Easterbrook’s weekly novel-length “Tuesday Morning Quarterback” is arguably the most insightful NFL column on the Internet. Besides his thoughts on the NFL, Easterbrook discusses politics — he’s also a contributing editor for The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Monthly — movies and TV, among other interesting topics. also features two of the most experienced and respected NFL columnists in the country: Len Pasquarelli and John Clayton. Both always write in-depth, informative articles.

Bill Simmons’ humorous columns are quite enjoyable as well, despite that fact that he’s a Boston homer who writes incessantly about the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics.

I certainly cannot forget about Bob Klapisch, a regular contributor to and a sports columnist for The Record (N.J.). Klapisch has written some of the best columns on the Yankees in recent memory.


I haven’t read an issue of “Sports Illustrated” in years, but the magazine’s website is second only to for the latest, most in-depth sports information. Two of my favorite NFL columnists, the always insightful Peter King and Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman, write for King’s “Monday Morning Quarterback” is my favorite column. Besides revealing inside information and providing his thought-provoking opinions, I especially enjoy how King takes you into his personal life, detailing his travels around the country, his family life and personal interests, such as food, TV and movies. King’s only downside is that he’s a diehard Red Sox fan.


I go on here daily for the latest news on my two favorite teams, the New York Jets and Yankees. When I lived in Jersey, I bought the New York Daily News (and the Newark Star-Ledger) every day. The back-page sports headlines are worth the price of the newspaper alone.

Jets beat writer Rich Cimini always has been my favorite beat writer for any team, and I still admire him for taking the time to review one of my sports columns when I wrote for “The Signal,” Georgia State University’s newspaper. Yankees beat writer Mark Feinsand is exceptional as well. If rumors start circulating regarding a potential big trade or free-agent signing for the Yankees, I jump on and look for Feinsand’s latest article.


Sportswriters from across the country, including writers for Sports Illustrated and ESPN using pseudonyms, post messages regarding journalism topics — advice on writing, how to conduct interviews, print vs. online reporting, etc. — and sports news on the website’s message board. My favorite part of the website is the “Anything goes” section, where, as the title of the section states, just about any topic — movies, music, relationships, food, TV shows, etc. — is discussed.


OK, I must admit, this is a shameless plug. But has become my home away from home; I spend ample time on the website, posting stories and reading the blogs. I plan on posting on the website more often, asking questions and writing my own column.

Aside from sports websites, I frequently visit (movie reviews), (the news section), (work and music videos) and (books), among others.

My question of the day, dear readers, is, which websites do you view most often?

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