Before the season began, we ranked the beat reporters. Here's an updated ranking. Please share your thoughts below on this motley crew.
|Name||Article Originality||Ability to Write Without Snark||Ability to Actually Analyze Football||Refusal to Resort to Sensationalism||Ability to Competently Use Twitter||Overall Rating|
Notes: Dan Leberfeld and Brian Costello took the biggest hits during the season. Leberfeld is the worst of the worst because he doesn't provide anything of substance, he just tweets random nonsense that usually doesn't make sense. J.P. Pelzman took a huge hit when he nearly had an aneurism asking about Ira Akselrad. Both are outdated and peaked sometime in the 1970s. Costello took the Manish Mehta pill and just became an absolute troll (see articles about Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez), whereas Mehta actually calmed down and got ever so slightly better after a disastrous preseason outing. We have some new additions to the beat crew, including Stu Woo, who has been very good. I strongly suggest you follow him on Twitter.
Worst Article of the Year Award:
By season's end, joke will be on Jets, not Giants, in New York http://t.co/Vmu98idEgG— David Steele (@David_C_Steele) September 23, 2013
Worst Tweet of the Year Award:
Rex Ryan should be fired tonight for signing off on one of the dumbest decisions I've ever seen. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 25, 2013
The Mike Florio Award: Dan Leberfeld
The Eric Allen Reporter of the Year Award: Stu Woo
Stretch Expert of the Year Award: Bart Hubbuch