ESPN.com Columnists via RSS

I just created an RSS feed that will display the last 15 articles a columnist has published on ESPN.com. The feed URL is:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/rss/columnist?name=lastname_firstname

For example, to subscribe to Bill Simmons' feed, this is the URL you'd subscribe to:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/rss/columnist?name=simmons_bill

We'll hopefully build in the ability to choose the columnist feeds you'd like to read via the ESPN toolbar shortly.

Read more about RSS.

Disclaimer: this is a work in progress. If a certain columnist has a broken feed, please let me know by leaving a comment here. Thanks.

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1. Kinney said on Jul 10 2004:

Fantastic.

2. Eric said on Jul 21 2004:

Reemer, you absolutely rock!

3. Joe said on Aug 26 2004:

I can't pull columns from Hunter S. Thompson.

It does rock otherwise.

4. kareem said on Aug 26 2004:

you should be able to get hunter s. thompson's column's here

5. Joe said on Aug 27 2004:

I tried that, but all of the articles are around three years old.

6. kareem said on Aug 29 2004:

hmm, true, i will take a look.

7. kareem said on Sep 3 2004:

Ok, Hunter S. Thompson's RSS feed can be found here.

In general, the columns for a given author can be found by taking everything to the right of the "columnist=" and to the left of an ampersand (if there is one) in the URL of an ESPN.com columnist archive page and adding it after "name=" to get the URL of the desired RSS feed:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/rss/columnist?name=

8. Empty said on Sep 14 2004:

actually, Hunter S. Thompson's feed is here:

I don't know why he is different, but he is

9. Empty said on Sep 14 2004:

is there an easy place to get a list of all the columnists?

10. Yoni Cohen said on Sep 20 2004:

Kareem-

Great. Thanks for the link -- I'll begin using these feeds once the college basketball season begins.

Hoping you could add a link to my College Basketball Blog, collegeball.blogspot.com, on your site. I'd greatly appreciate it and would return the favor with a link to your site on my blogroll.

Please let me know.

Thanks!

Yoni Cohen
College Basketball Blog -- collegeball.blogspot.com

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Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

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