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Rick Maese to Washington Post
« on: June 16, 2009, 02:58:25 PM »
Rick Maese didn't stay unemployed long.
The Pipeline is happy to report that Maese will join the Washington Post as the Redskins' beat writer. He'll replace Jason LaCanfora (spelling?), who went to the NFL Network or NFL.com or whatever to replace Schefter, who went to ESPN. Got all that?
The key here is Rick is going to the Post.

Good for him.  Good guy.   Glad to see he wasn't out of work long.

(and, yes, some of you may recall seeing this post up briefly the other day. The Pipeline is NEVER wrong but sometimes premature.  Had it open in a window while waiting for some confirmation.  Hit "post" too soon - though I was certain it was correct The Pipeline doesn't like to post without proper confirmation.   It has been received.  This is good and good to go).

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 03:00:08 PM »
Nice pull by the Post. And I'm glad to see he wasn't out of work for very long.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 04:37:56 PM »
Maese is a hell of a talent. And we have mutual friends who swear by him as a person too. So kudos to him for landing softly.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 05:29:15 PM »
A great hire for arguably the toughest beat out there.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 06:08:16 PM »
Seriously? I didn't know that.   I may have to rethink this whole thing.
Eat a steak, bitch!

OK, I'd kidding.  Still a great hire.

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 06:39:08 PM »
That qualifies as landing on your feet. Great news for Rick and the Post ...

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 07:48:15 PM »
This must be the most encouraging personnel move in a while. Good job opens, and a good guy gets hired. What a concept!

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 08:34:25 PM »
We're fans of Maese out here in Podunk.

I was hoping this would say The Post hired Maese to cover, say, the Ravens.

But this will do as well.

Making him a beat writer is a waste, though, don't you think? His take-out stuff is spectacular.

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 06:09:13 AM »
We're fans of Maese out here in Podunk.

I was hoping this would say The Post hired Maese to cover, say, the Ravens.

But this will do as well.

Making him a beat writer is a waste, though, don't you think? His take-out stuff is spectacular.

As beats go, with six days between games, football affords more opportunity to "write" than most sports. Besides, in these times, beat jobs are way more essential, so there's more job security.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 06:15:34 AM »
just asking ... don't mean this as a loaded question in any way. has he ever been a beat guy?

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 06:23:24 AM »
I'm sure he'll be great.

That Redskins beat job has been a pipeline to other great things for lots of folks lately.

Best of luck to LaCanfora, too. We were fans of his work too.

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 06:24:20 AM »
There's a lot more to lose in being a beat guy too briefly than there is in being a beat guy too long.

Give me a columnist or takeout person who pounded a beat for 10 years rather than two, any day.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 09:32:41 AM »
   I thought Jason Reid, ex-LAT, was the Redskins' beat guy. Do they have more than one? Am I misinformed?

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 10:17:02 AM »
I think they have two day-to-day people, minimum.  They always have a swarm around the Skins.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 11:08:45 AM »
How the heck did Rick find himself out of a job?

And also, I'm not sure it matters if he's been a beat guy. Most NFL beats have a nuts and bolts person and a features/takeout person. Like in KC with Kent Babb and Adam Teicher. And clearly, Babb is the guy who gets to write long. As Rick will be.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2009, 12:11:30 PM »
Rick Maese found himself out of a job because Sam Zell is a greedy, product-wrecking moron.

I think that sums it up nicely.

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2009, 07:02:27 PM »
Good on ya, Rick! I'll enjoy reading you.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2009, 07:39:59 PM »
terrific hire. rick will be great on the 'skins beat -- plenty of chances to write take-outs and features as part of the 1-2 punch. great to hear of any great hiring by any newspaper these days.  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2009, 03:52:03 AM »
This is his first job as a beat writer.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2009, 05:54:28 AM »
This is his first job as a beat writer.

Really? First job as a beat writer and it's the Redskins beat for the Washington Post? Wow, times have changed.
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2009, 08:29:00 AM »
Not that it matters, but I'm pretty sure Jason L was the NFL national writer for the Post after graduating off the 'Skins beat (though he live-blogged during the games).
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Re: Rick Maese to Washington Post
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2009, 11:50:48 AM »
This is his first job as a beat writer.

Really? First job as a beat writer and it's the Redskins beat for the Washington Post? Wow, times have changed.

Well, he became a columnist before he'd ever been a beat writer, so it is safe to say his career path hasn't exactly been typical.

That said, Rick is one of the best writers out there. I can't imagine that he won't be successful.
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