We live in the age of information. Being a sports fanatic is a tireless job. With the advent of cable news networks and the 24-hour news cycle, media outlets need to have fresh, up-to-the-minute content.
As an NFL fan, this time of year can be a trying one. During the season, you can find Redskins coverage at every turn. But in the offseason, there are a few sites that stand out and are worth checking daily.
Nowadays, I find myself navigating away from ESPN.com on a regular basis. I find their website is pretty significantly walled off, favoring paid content via insider access. Their breaking news is beaten to death on their multitude of TV networks and I find very little analysis worth reading.
ProFootballTalk is a great resource for breaking news and coverage. They provide stellar insight and consistent coverage across all 32 teams in the league.
I know what you're thinking: Isn't this site owned by the team? Yes, it is. However, it is the most popular and widely visited Redskins' forum on the web.
The forum is routinely home to great debates and will always post breaking 'Skins stories from many different news sources.
I get the biggest kick out of trolling through "The Stadium" before the draft to see which obscure college player the contributors are claiming will be the next best thing.
It's a great site—do yourself a favor and check it daily.
Honorable mention to HogsHaven.com, TheWarpath.net and TheHogs.net.
OK, so this site really isn't about hard-hitting analysis. But, it provides plenty of ammunition whenever I come across irrational NFC East rival fanatics.
I love being able to pull up Deadspin on my phone and use it to embarrass an Eagles fan who insists Michael Vick is a changed man, a Cowboys fan who thinks Tony Romo is the second coming or a NY Giants fan who insists Eli is the better Manning.
What Deadspin lacks in analysis they make up for in pop culture coverage. It serves to remind us that while we focus intently on what happens each and every Sunday, a lot of funny stuff happens Monday through Saturday.
The Redskins insider for ESPN 980 is on top of his game. If something is happening at Redskins Park, you'll probably hear it first from Chris Russell.
If you listen to 'Skins games on the radio—I'm sorry you're not watching it in beautiful HD—you'll undoubtedly be familiar with Russell's work. Contributing to pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage, Russell is a fixture on the Redskins Radio Network.
Feel free to share your favorite 'Skins related sites and forums in the comments below.
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