Larry Brown Sports is the best independently owned sports blog in the country. Highly regarded by fans and media members alike, Larry Brown Sports is an entertaining sports site, written in the form of several blog entries. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters.
Larry Brown Sports was launched in January of 2007 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites including MSN, Yahoo!, FOX Sports, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, AOL Sports, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports.
Larry Brown Sports is a Yardbarker affiliate site, with its content regularly being syndicated by MSN.
Each item on the site must be the original thoughts of one of the writers, a news report, or be sourced to a reputable website including but not limited to blogs, newspapers, and magazines that have demonstrated responsibility and accuracy in their works.
Lead Editor – Larry Brown (full bio)
Brown brings 16 years of professional sports media experience to LBS. He has a B.S. from UCLA in the field of Communication Studies, with a specialty in Mass Media. Brown oversees what content is qualified to be published on the site and what items are unsuitable for the audience.
Assistant Editor – Steve DelVecchio (full bio)
DelVecchio helps ensure all content on LBS follows the guidelines of taste and decency set forth below. He is schooled in the area of sports and society.
Though Larry Brown Sports is intended for an adult audience, several guidelines are followed when it comes to all content on the site. Cussing at LBS is kept to a minimum with most strong language being edited out. Nudity and violence is prohibited on the site. The extensive use of CAPS is highly discouraged while proper spelling and grammar are highly encouraged.
Larry Brown (full bio) — All Sports
Brown has been a lifelong sports fan and brushed up on his sports commentary the last several years working in the sports radio industry.
Steve DelVecchio (full bio) — All Sports
DelVecchio is based out of the New England-area and covers all sports. He graduated with a degree in Communications and Sports in Society from UConn, and he has written for The Daily News of Newburyport.
Grey Papke — All Sports
Papke is based out of the Detroit area. He also serves as managing editor and writer at the Detroit Tigers-centric Walkoff Woodward.
Gordon Dixon — All Sports
Dixon is based out of Maryland and a proud fan of the hometown Baltimore sports teams. A former contributor to Los That Sports Blog, Dixon also writes for the Orioles-centric Eutaw Street Report and Ravens-centric Russell Street Report.
Darryn Albert — NBA, NFL, MLB, Boxing
Albert is a lifelong sports fan and LA native. A graduating senior at UCLA, Albert hosts shows for UCLARadio.com. He also has contributed to boxing and baseball-centric sites.
Dan Benton — All Sports
Benton is based out of New York and is a lifelong fan of the local teams, with a particular affinity for the Giants and Yankees. In addition to his work at Larry Brown Sports and USA Today SMG, where he serves as the editor of Giants Wire, Benton has also worked for MSG, SNY, AOL Sports, and was the founder of Giants 101.
Past writers have included John Ramey, Erin Redmond, Steven Hoffer, Derrick Holdridge, Sawley Vickrey, Shallon Lester, Danny Lee, Alan Hull, Shane Baker, Brandon Fletcher and Jason Chacon.
The audience is mostly college-educated sports fans with an age range varying from 18-55 mostly. Though most of the content revolves around sports, there are frequent references to the pop culture world which opens up LBS to a broader audience. There is a presence of regular commenters that liven up the site and provide interesting discussions on several topics.
LBS welcomes readers to respond to articles by commenting on blog posts. However, there are certain guidelines that must be followed with regard to comments. Personal attacks, threats, name-calling, profanity and racism are among the things that are not tolerated in comments section on LBS posts. LBS editors serve as the moderators for comments and may edit or delete comments at their discretion.