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Aug 5 / King Kaufman

Super Shoutout roundup: Highlights from the last few weeks

It’s been a little while since the last Shoutout post, but don’t worry, we’ve been saving up the pieces Quality Editors have flagged as standing out from the crowd in a good way. Here are some B/R stories I hope you didn’t miss, with brief comments from Quality Editors:

Every Team’s Most Intriguing Training Camp Project by Matt Stein

I liked the topic, and he had a nice balance of sourcing and original material/thoughts. It was an easy read/edit, and it’s doing well in the comments.

Filling Out USA Basketball’s Ideal Roster for Olympics by Alec Nathan

I like the choices, even Chris Bosh!

Bleacher Report’s U.S. vs. World MMA Match-Play Tournament by Craig Amos

Pretty cool idea for a slideshow here. It was like a Ryder Cup format for MMA. A popular, unique topic.

Falcao, Higuain, Cavani, Suarez and Rooney: Are They Really Worth the Money? by Michael Cummings

I feel like I’ve been waiting for an article like this to come through, what with all the money that gets thrown around in summertime soccer. Mike breaks it all down very logically and utilizes some great media (the Cavani graphic) and polls.

Predicting NBA’s Top 2013-14 Sixth Man of the Year Candidates by Grant Rindner

Cool topic, good selections, solid points, strong analysis.

Building a Billion New Boxing Fans: Arum, Zou and Manny Pacquiao Go to China by Jonathan Snowden

Really interesting article on boxing in China. Firsthand quotes from big names like Bob Arum and Larry Merchant.

The Rookies: Why Atlanta Falcons’ Brian Banks Has the Most Compelling NFL Story by B/R TV

Good video. Brian Banks, who was falsely convicted of rape, does all of the talking. Talks for over two minutes, and he has some hard-hitting stuff. It’s also worth mentioning that the article text is well constructed, providing readers with insight into Banks’ past in case they weren’t aware.

Free Falling: The Sad, Strange Career of Former WWE Champion Ric Flair by Jonathan Snowden

Very impressive article by MMA Lead Writer Snowden. Great use of secondhand sources. Long, but it’s doing really well in the comments. It reminded me of this article about Randy Savage from a couple of months ago.