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44-year-old writer is treated like a real player on the team

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ramgrad08, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. ramgrad08

    ramgrad08 New Member

  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I thought it was a pretty interesting story, personally.

    I've always wanted to do one of these things, but I'm sure I would get heat stroke and die.
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    No way I would go through that, and I'm 10 years younger than him.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I remember when a now-retired Detroit News writer did that 20 years ago with the made up name of "Louie Rigatoni."
    They worked the guy so hard, his hair dye was running out from under his helmet....

    To paraphrase Huey Lewis, sometimes cool is cool, and sometimes Spad is Spad....
  5. ramgrad08

    ramgrad08 New Member

    John's a great reporter and a good guy too. Doesn't suprise me.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I liked the lede.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I thought about trying this when I was covering Fayetteville State and John was covering WSSU, but I was afraid I'd make the team.
  8. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    CI did this (sans Murphy) a few years ago with a high school team.

    I think these are some of the most interesting stories. Having never had a chance to play football with a knee injury before I started high school, this is the type of stuff that gets the reader inside camp.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see Poindexter do a story about being a playa with the high school kids.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I hate when writers do this shit...
  11. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Of course you do.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We're not the story. Someday people will wrap their brains around that.
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