How Many Dallas Cowboys Blogs Are There?
[tags]Dallas Cowboys blogs[/tags]
If you notice the links in my sidebar, I have made a pretty good effort to include every Dallas Cowboys blog that I have come across (whether said owner has asked or not). After eleven months of blogging, this list has become pretty substantial, though some the blogs have since ceased operation. I thought, however, that it may be worthwhile to provide a list of the active blogs for which I am aware. If anyone has a blog that I have missed, please comment here, and I will gladly add it.
Private Blogs: Top of the Heap
Without question, the top two private blogs are Blogging the Boys and The Boys Blog. The owners of both sites provide posts at least daily (usually more frequent) and are currently providing reports from training camp. Below are some recent headlines from those sites.
Blogging the Boys
The Boys Blog
Professional Blogs: Best of the Best
There are several blogs run by professional journalists, and I don’t think it is quite fair to try to compare these with private blogs being operated largely via labors of love. There are a few of these professional blogs, however, that are worth mentioning in this context:
The Cowboys blog from the Dallas Morning News is being updated numerous times per day with insight from writers on the scene.
The official site of the Dallas Cowboys has several blogs that are updated regularly. The comments sections of these blogs take on lives of their own.
Private Blogs: Those Returning
There are several private blogs that have been around since at least last season and that are still being updated. A few of these bloggers apparently took time off during the off-season, but I will include them here in case they return once the season begins.
These are listed in alphabetical order.
AOL Fanhouse – Dallas Cowboys: The AOL blogs cover every NFL team with multiple authors.
Cowboy Blog: Mostly news and commentary.
Cowboys Fan: This is an interesting blog/fan site. It has multiple authors, and most of the articles appear to be original to the site.
Cowboys Locker: Part of a network of NFL blogs; provides news and commentary.
The Cowboys Roundup: Part of the Most Valuable Network, which is a collection of sports blogs.
Dallas Cowboys Blogger: Provides news and commentary.
Dallas Cowboys–America’s Team: Provides news and commentary.
Gryphon on the Dallas Cowboys: Provides news and commentary.
Yakuza Rich Dallas Cowboys Blog: Provides news and commentary.
New Blogs for 2007
Several blogs have popped up during the past several months, mostly around draft time. Several of these are off to very good starts.
Cowboys Blitz: This has not been updated since May, but it had some very good posts a few months ago.
Cowboys Gab: Provides news and commentary.
Cowboys Hub: Provides news and commentary.
Dallas Cowboys 24/7: Focuses mostly on commentary, with some news posts.
Hail to the Deadskins: Best name of any of the new Cowboys sites.
Lone Star Struck: In addition to news and commentary, this site is a great source for graphics that can be used on MySpace, etc.
In addition to the blogs, there are at least 18 different private Cowboys forums. I’ll save those for a later post…