Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blog Roll, Baby!

(that means links we like)

If you're looking for more sports blogs dripping with sarcasm, may we make the following suggestions:

Fire Joe Morgan
Maybe not the original, but still the best. We'll leave it here just in case it ever comes back.

The sarcasm of FJM combined with the analysis of BP, with lots of fantasy resources and raw numbers. Updates multiple times daily.

Fantasy Sports Counselor
Fantasy Sports help. Professional help. Get on his couch.

Baseball Prospectus
Okay, so it's a pay site. Still, they certainly know what they're talking about and the writing's usually interesting. Updates multiple times daily.

National Football Post
The web's best-kept football blog secret. Good fantasy analysis and other insights into the game itself. Updates daily.

Advanced NFL Stats
The fangraphs.com of NFL stats, with some other sports stuff thrown in as the author sees fit. Updates a few times a week, more during football season.

Football Outsiders
The football version of Baseball Prospectus; just pro stats. Updates daily during the season.

Pretty good site on the numbers side of pro basketball. Updates weekly, more or less, during the season.

Basketball Prospectus
Like Baseball Prospectus, only for pro and college basketball. And free. Updates a couple of times daily during the season.

Ken Pomeroy
Good source for the raw numbers Basketball Prospectus uses. May be useful for March Madness purposes, not that it's ever helped me. Updates daily in season.

The X's & O's of Basketball
A coach's perspective on the finer points of basketball; usually breaks down a game or a sequence a day. Interesting insights for the would-be know-it-all fan; updates daily.

Hometown Hornets
Two of my college friends blog about everyone's favorite insect-named franchise. Updates whenever they feel like it (usually once a week in season).

Awful Announcing
"Putting announcers on notice since 2006". Home of the world-famous Pammy Awards (mocking the worst of the worst in college football announcing) and other broadcasting-related gaffes. Updates daily.

A one-stop sports blog -- think ESPN for the callously cynical. Updates all the time.

The Sports Guy
Podcasts and articles from Bill Simmons, ESPN's resident Bostonian-cum-80s-movie-referencer. Updates a couple times a week.

Uni Watch Blog
Paul Lukas' "athletic aesthetics" blog, an extension of his work over on ESPN.com's Page 2. Updates daily.

Bush League Factor
Ragging on minor league baseball and hockey logos. Really funny; updates more or less weekly.