Media Pundits Full List

This summer, my car began with a little over 144,000 miles on it. As of now, in two months and three days, I have north of 147,400. It’s a lot of time to spend in the car. My one saving grace is the podcast. No, not my own that I run, but the many multitudes of the programs I enjoy listening. That, coupled with the fact that I work at a radio station and love to read – especially sports periodicals, ad nauseum – made me the perfect candidate to compile this list.

These are the national sports media pundits who occupy our precious sports world every day (you know, the ones we all think we know more than). And this is based off a criteria of how much you enjoy listening/reading/watching this persons work, how much information you learn, and how well they lay it out. As well as their approach. Softballers not allowed.

Here’s a list of the candidates. Must be national media. How would you rank them?

Jonah Keri – Baseball Analyst/Author

Tony Kornheiser – Television show co-host/columnist

Michael Wilbon – Washington Post columnist/Television show co-host

Wright Thompson – magazine features

Lee Jenkins – Magazine Features

Bill Simmons – Everything

Rick Reilly – Columnist

Chris Jones – Columnist

Zach Lowe – Podcaster/Analyst

Steve Rushin – Columnist

Michael Rosenberg – Columnist

David Simon – Orioles columnist

David Jacoby – Podcaster about basketball/reality TV

Jalen Rose – Basketball podcaster

Pablo S. Torre – Magazine Feature Author

Keith Olbermann – Television host, writer

Skip Bayless – Talk-show personality

Stephen A. Smith – Basketball analyst/Talk-show personality

Gary Parrish – College Basketball podcaster

Jeff Borzello – College Basketball podcaster

Matt Norlander – College Basketball podcaster

Bill Barnwell

Ben Lindbergh

Sam Miller

Jake Mintz/

Jason Whitlock

Chris Berman

Darren Rovell

Howard Bryant

Peter King

Buster Olney

Robert May

Grant Brisbee

Mike Golic

Mike Greenberg

Scott Van Pelt

Gregg Doyel



Mark Fainaru-Wada

Tim Kurkjian

John Clayton

Ramona Shelburn

Peter Gammons

Barry Melrose

Jay Bilas

Tim Legler

Todd McShay

Charles Barkley

Jeff Passan

Joe Posnanski

Robert Lipsyte

Dan Patrick

Gus Johnson

Mike “Doc” Emrick

Tom Verducci

Frank Deford

Paul Finebaum

Adrian Wojnarowski

Bill Plaschke

Jackie MacMullen

Tony Reali

Dan Le Batard

Kevin Blackistone

Bomani Jones

Bob Ryan


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