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  1. jmt57

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    Taking our homer glasses of for a moment, who are patsfans.com's favorite - and least favorite - members of the media? To make this a halfway meaningful discussion, let's eliminate Mike Reiss and John Tomase.

    I'm not talking about people who tell us what we want to hear; what I am looking for is opinions of who are the most objective, insightful and best reads on both the local and national scene in the minds of this forum - and also, who in your opinion are the worst.
     
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    Everybody is going to have their own favorites, but for me :

    Peter King
    Don Banks
    Mort

    locally, I still enjoy Felger...

    Worst:
    Anybody at the Herald.
     
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    I know you wish to take him off the table..but why are you?? Reiss is one of the best..quite objective and gives the info..He has a great mail bag every week and a chat now..Last week he answered 45 questions..in 45 minutes..I will go with him as the best.
    I still like Curran...Gosselin is one of the best in the Nation...enjoy his writings a great deal...
    The worst?? Borges, Felger..really besides Tomase..those three stand out a lot.
     
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    I like A. Schefter - I think he's #1 for national media. I also enjoy Curran.

    Locally, I love Felger. I've never really understood why everyone hates him. He's entertaining both on radio and on the EEI blog. Obviously, Reiss is the best local guy - but you "took him off the board".

    For worst : nationally, I really have no use for Clayton. I really don't get why ESPN would hang on to him - maybe the Schefter move is a sign... Locally, the Globe staff is quite good, but I have little use for the others (obv, Felger excluded) who are charged with covering the Patriots exclusively. When talking local media (other than Patriots-only media), I love the Big Show, but could do without the morning guys...
     
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    Michael Smith...ESPN, I think he used to work for the Globe.

    Least favorite...Mark Schlereth...what a DB!
     
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    Gonna have to say nobody.
     
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    Best: Maybe Peter King? Other than Reiss, I can't think of anyone I actually enjoy reading.

    Worst: John Clayton. I can't stand this ************. He actually thinks he's an authority on football.
     
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    Best, Chris Price because he's here and cares about US. I like Shalise Young because of her style and enjoy watching her gain experience. Patsox23 is a good read too. There are too many posters here to list that deserve honorable mention. IMO Patsfans is a form of the media. Anything Pats worthy gets posted here 30 seconds after it hits the web anyway.

    Everyone else can catch a flight to Siberia and I'd never miss them.
     
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    Frezo beat me to it. Chris Price for obvious reasons (we were lucky to have Chris here with us for three seasons) and Shalise Young would be my two names other than the obvious choice in Mike Reiss. Paul Perillo I also feel is quite underrated, and is also a solid guy.

    I won't give a negative opinion of anyone I dislike. The job is a lot more difficult than people realize, and I think it comes down to whoever's writing style you enjoy reading.
     
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    Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan on Sirius are really good. They were unfailingly supportive during the $%^gate BS. Adam Schein on Sirius also is very complimentary of BB and the Pats. I believe Tom Curran continues to do the backwards Aztec Two Step covering his backside on the story I believe he got snookered on (Brady's "relapse"). But other than that, he's generally fair. Michael Holley, I think, is by far the best on local radio. I can't comment objectively on the Big Show football people because, despite their fierce loyalty to the team, I can't stomach any one of them for more than 30 seconds at a time. But, that's just me and I recognize they are very popular with others.
     
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    I will add in the plus side...MORE for Chris Price and Shalise Young on the local front.who I forgot but wish to thirdly nominate...Kirwin, Sando on the national front and Holley on radio...I do like listening to the Big Show (at times...more in football season..)..but they have quite a different tone...Holley makes sense most of the time with football..and that is good to hear.
    Dislike...I really have to add in King...who I can read and do listen to because he is connected..I STILL think he's a hypocrite and for that I will never LIKE him...Then there are the ESPNers..Schlereth, Bayless etc etc...Yuk!! I hardly watch ESPN at all...even Mike and Mike who I will take some in the AM (instead of DC who are terrible..) I listen to/watch less.
     
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    l don't care if they are on your board or not, they are on mine:

    Favorite: Reiss
    runner up: Breer

    Least Favorite: Tomase
    no one is 1/1,000,000th as despicable as a guy who would take a hearsay sensationalist story the day before the superbowl knowing it would cause a huge distraction to the team, and print it pretending and acting as though it were fact.
     
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    well, i'll put reiss numero uno even tho he's off the list. then Peter King and Don Banks at SI; a level down, michael holley. otherwise, i just kind of lump them all together as mediocre.

    Worst:

    Tomass and anyone associated with the Horrald. then Clayton, Schlereth and nearly all of the mediots at ESPN, the Entirely SPurious Network. Kornheiser because he's so obnoxious; the entire cast of Around the Horn. I could think of a dozen others. In New York, anyone who writes for the Daily News, except occasionally for Lupica.
     
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    Curran was my favorite when he was with the Projo.
     
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    Favorites:

    Albert Breer, Tom Curran, Don Banks, Adam Schefter, Chris Price, Shalise Young, Chris Berman, Pat Kirwan and of course Mike Reiss:singing:

    Tolerables:

    King (he does write well if not always knowledgeably), Dr Z, Greeny (the other Mike see below), Carucci, Smith, Jaws, Schein


    Intolerables:

    Clayton, Bayless, Jackson, Schlereth, Hoge. Kornheiser, Golic, Easterbrook and Borges:banned:


    Cant decide - sometimes they are good enough to listen to and other times not: Collingsworth and Costas
     
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    The reason I suggested excluding Reiss was because I felt it was already very obvious that folks here hold him in very high regard. Same goes for Tomase - in the opposite direction. There would be no point in asking a 'who's best/worst' question if you included those two, since 99% of the people answering would name them at the top and bottom of their lists.

    Perhaps I should have just said, 'who is the second best' and 'who is the second worst' sports journalist.
     
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    Yes, just terrible! Borges is talented, he's just a jerk with an unhidden agenda. Easterbrook is a class A prick windbag.
     
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    Good, go out of my way to read:
    Shalize Manza Young.. somehow finds a different perspective
    Tom E. Curran.. was a lot better when with the Pro Jo, but still good, even though he f..ed up the Brady Setback story..
    Chris Price.. getting better all the time..
    Just about anything in PFW.. they are the consummate homers, that is a good thing

    All the rest are inconsistent and tend to ride the wave of current events and media forces... Borges deserves a double flush.
     
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    it must be really slow if we are talking about sportswriters, and who good and bad, who really cares
     
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    I care because I am going to check out some of the "good" ones that my fellow posters mentioned such as Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan.

    And yes, it is slow so why not discuss it.
     
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