Changing things up a bit here, I’m going to list out some folks out there who do a great job (they really do) but aren’t necessarily at the big outlets, or the top billed at their place of employment.
Underhill covers the Patriots, and does it very well. He delivers extensive analysis each week, such as this week’s film study and report card which is clearly not written just “off the cuff.” He’s rewatched the game several times with keen observations and takeaways.
We’re sticking with MassLive here to mention King, who covers the Celtics. Again, King is prolific in his coverage, and looks at both advanced statistics as well as traditional means of analysis in his writing and tweeting.
Christopher Smith, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune @SmittyOnMLB
Smith has been covering the Red Sox for a few seasons now over in the valley, and he’s been consistently good. His Sunday baseball column this week On Pro Baseball looked at Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan as a possible solution for the Red Sox at the position.
Erik Frenz, Boston.com @ErikFrenz
He writes the Going Deep blog for Boston.com, which is mostly about the Patriots, but he also provides updates from across the entire AFC East. He brings good film and play analysis and agenda-free coverage of the team. It’s worth checking regularly.
Mick Colageo, SouthCoastToday.com @MickColageo
Colageo is a veteran writer whom I’ve linked to many times in the past. Though he’s covered the Bruins for over 20 years, his work these days is often locked behind the paywall at the New Bedford Standard Times, but he also provides Rink Rap blog at SouthCoastToday.com, which is definitely worth checking out. (Mike Loftus @MLoftus_Ledger at the Patriot Ledger is another veteran Bruins writer worth paying attention to, if you can navigate the myriad of pop-ups and pop-unders at the paper’s website.)
Dave D’Onofrio, Boston.com @davedonofrio
D’Onofrio covers the Red Sox for the NH Union Leader, but also writes the Red Sox Extra Innings blog at Boston.com, as well as the Off the Field blog. Busy guy. His stuff is good though, and worth checking out. While you’re on Boston.com, the On Deck blog by Craig Forde, (@OnDeckBDC ) which looks at Red Sox prospects and minor league baseball throughout New England, is also very well done.
Who are some other lesser-known media types that should get more attention than they do?