Originally posted by mastahyee:
If you guys haven't read Maiocco's views on fandom and sportswriting, they're worth a look. He is very, very professional when it comes to liking a team and writing about a team and it's a very interesting dynamic that's played out if you're a sportswriter.
I have read some of his views, don't know if it's the same things you read, but probably consistent.
Fandom in general is a fascinating topic to me... I'm into psychology, so it's in a nerdy way.
He is incredibly professional in his approach. In my opinion, he's always been the most professional of the beat writers. It's good because you know you can take him seriously.
Barrows injects a lot more humor and speculation. I think he's still very professional, just gives me a reason to read the same thing twice.
Branch seems very opinionated and isn't afraid to show it. He also brings relevant statistics (NFL stats are fun!) to the table that the other two don't. He's still professional, though.
I'm feeling too much ramble coming on. Stop, fingers, stop.