For sports fans, one of the best parts of the web has been the rise in the number of websites producing high-quality content about sports. Whether its by using statistics in inventive ways to offer new takes on our favorite sports to presenting thoughtful, nuanced, and well-written essays on the culture of sports, these sites go beyond simple box scores:
Grantland is a website devoted to articles from beloved sports writer Bill Simmons and a team of talented contributors. This website makes predictions, discusses player trades, and examines sports culture as a whole in a smart, literary way.
Hoops Hype is a division of USA Today Sports that examines the sport of basketball in a way that you won’t find on any other media outlet. Made specifically for the most devoted basketball enthusiasts, Hoops Hype features long-form articles, player biographies, transactions, and statistics with impressive depth and detail.
With the goal of bringing objective analysis to the sport of football, Football Outsiders features new, in-depth statistics that you won’t find anywhere else. The site also releases articles discussing new approaches and challenging conventional ideas in football.
The Wages of Wins Journal
Run by a group of stats-centric sports fans, Wages of Wins attempts to explain how sports work in a new, innovative way. Wages of Wins contributing writers discuss their predictions and opinions with a keen analytical eye.