(BTW that is Dan Shanoff’s, founder of Quickish, writing, not mine)
This year re-affirmed that the 99th percentile of sportswriting has never been better.
Of the thousands of pieces of great sportswriting — from real-time snippets to “longish” reads — that Quickish has highlighted and recommended throughout the year, these stood out. (A worthwhile caveat: The “12” thing is a handy formatting framework; the “Also Receiving Votes” group is just as worthy of your attention.)
So fire up the Pocket or Instapaper and send out 2012 with some great reads:
“Quickish’s Shanoff sees it a little differently. Sites like Simmons’s Grantland, he says, remind him more than anything of ESPN’s lauded Page 2 site during its “classic period” from the early-to-mid 2000s.”