(September 6, 1958- )
Born in Louisville, Kentucky
Sports columnist for the 'Los Angeles Times' (1989- )
Regular panelist on ESPN's 'Around the Horn'
Why he might be annoying
He is balding, making him look way older than he really is.
He is an unapologetic fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.
He has a rivalry with fellow sportswriter Bill Simmons.
'Denver Post' sportswriter Woody Paige refers to him as 'Reverend Bill.'
He is infamous for his in-your-face, flamboyant style of writing.
What Nikki Finke is to showbiz, Plaschke is to sports.
Why he might not be annoying
He is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
He is also a member of the Professional Football Writers Association.
He was named National Sports Columnist of the Year by the Associated Press four times.
He exposed the dirty little secrets and lies that the sports world is afraid to tell.
He is known for his human interest stories about how steroid use is ruining America.
He voiced his opposition to Roger Goodell's plan to extend the NFL season to 18 games.
He has been called the Walter Winchell of sports journalism and has been praised as 'once in a generation talent.'
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 83 Votes: 68.67% Annoying
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