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Apr 15 / King Kaufman

Shoutouts: Hillsborough disaster story highlights long list of great reads

It’s been way too long since the last Shoutout post on the B/R Blog. That means the pieces that our Quality Editing team have recommended for recognition have stacked up, so in the interest of this post not stretching to 5,000 words, I’m mostly just going to list them. Spend your time reading these great pieces, not this post.

But first, a short paragraph on Hillsborough Stadium Disaster 25 Years On: How English Football Changed Forever by Graham Ruthven, which was published yesterday, on the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

Ruthven recaps the Hillsborough stadium disaster with the aid of numerous historical documents and quotes from players and families who were affected by the tragedy, as well as those with more conspiratorial ideas. He frames the incident in as positive a light as possible given the circumstances, showing how English football grew from the incident.

Here is a tip-of-the-iceberg look at some other great stories from the last few weeks. What did I miss? Let us know in the comments.


2014 NFL Free Agency: Best Remaining Bargains to Fill Out Your Roster by Sterling Xie

College Football

If College Football Players Are Going to Get Paid, Here’s How It Should Be Done by Barrett Sallee

2014 Spring Game Previews for College Football’s Projected Top 25 by Hall of Fame Umpire Doug Harvey Breaks Down MLB Replay, New Collision Rule by Joe Giglio

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking Final Preseason Top 150 Big Board by Jason Catania

Miguel Cabrera Is Doomed to Be the Next Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols by Zachary D. Rymer


Carmelo Anthony’s Free Agency Puts Major Pressure on New York Knicks’ Offseason by Grant Hughes

Ric Bucher Courtside: None of Today’s Stars Would Be on a Real NBA Mt. Rushmore by Ric Bucher

The 7 Most Disappointing Teams of the 2013-14 NBA Season by D.J. Foster

Tim Duncan, Jeff Ayres Latest NBA Players to Experience Haunted Hotel by Dan Favale

College Basketball

Unruly Fans and Court-Stormings Make for Volatile Mix in College Basketball by Ray Glier

Baylor Bro: The Bro King of March Madness by Dan Carson


Kings’ Drew Doughty Is the Type of Defenseman Who Wins Titles, Not Awards by Steve Macfarlane


Manny Paquiao Shouldn’t Eye Floyd Mayweather Superfight Despite Beating Bradley by Tom Weir

  • KM

    just a note – 25th anniversary of h’boro. cheers.

    • King_Kaufman

      Fixed. Thanks for catching that.