Kevin Reiss, who is a guy I follow on Twitter, asked something interesting the other day:
How did Mike Wise come to be the best, sorry, least worst, sports columnist at WaPo?
He then went on to rank the Washington Post Sports columnists from “least worst” to worst. It was an exercise that was relevant to my interests.
So I set out to get a larger group’s collective opinion, first asking our Mr. Irrelevant staff for their rankings and then throwing it out on Twitter and Facebook too. Some notes about that:
– We included the Post’s five full-time columnists but not contractor or syndicated columnists.
– We didn’t include the Post’s other sports reporters, because if they’re not going to label them as columnists then we aren’t either.
– The Mr. Irrelevant staff includes me, Chris Mottram, JP Finlay, Matt Terl, Jack Kogod, Rob Abbott, Todd Davis, Brad Parker and Andy Peden. We are all 20-to-40-something white males.
– We had 40-50 respondents on Twitter and Facebook. I have no idea who most of those people are, let alone how old they are or what they look like.
With that out of the way, here’s what I got back … Continue reading