Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Solid & quiet sports writing - by Wetzel, Bidini & Jones

There's been a few pieces of really good sports writing I've seen lately that seemed to group together with each feeling to be excellent and quiet (if that makes sense as a description of writing) commentaries on nice subjects.

Back in December for Yahoo Sports was "Tom Izzo's admiration for Ed Hightower a reminder that refs are human, too" by Dan Wetzel and then last week Dave Bidini for CBC Sports wrote "Wendel Clark revisits his Saskatchewan roots" on the former NHL star.

For ESPN The Magazine recently were two excellent back-page columns by Chris Jones with "Eggs and wisdom" on the late college basketball coach Rick Majerus and his player at Utah, Keith Van Horn and "Biggest lugers" on teenage Olympian Tucker West and the backyard luge track his father built following the 2002 games in Salt Lake City.