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Am I reading too fast or did AP goof?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    In their NASCAR main stories about the race today, is it me or did the AP fail to mention the name of the race in any of the writethrus?
  2. Martin_Lane

    Martin_Lane Member

    I noticed an AP writer did that a week or two ago. (Pennsylvania perhaps?) I remember writing it in.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    AP hasn't been using the race names all year. It's "the Nextel Cup race at the Brickyard" or "the Busch Series race at Darlington Raceway."

    I'm guessing it's their stand against being NASCAR's sponsor shills. Wish our paper did it.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I like that.
  5. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Was just typing the same thing but IJAG explains it best.

    My paper does its best not use sponsor names -- if at all possible -- in anything ... golf, NASCAR, football ... etc.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    AP started doing that last year in the midweek CAR package. When I pointed it out, people on here said I was crazy.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Why do it in auto racing and not golf?
    How come the AP says that Tiger won the Buick Open and not the PGA event at Grand Blanc, Mich.?
    Golf and Tennis are just as guilty of using the sponsor names in the names of the events as NASCAR is.
  8. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    AP's had a bad week lately.

    Noticed they put Bade Ruch (Babe Ruth) in a story earlier this week. Also Michael Vicki
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    That would be a Terry Taylor question.

    Good luck with that.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Actually, that's a very good question. If they don't do it for bowl games or auto racing, why do it for tennis or golf? Can someone make the argument FOR keeping the sponsor name in there (other than it actually being the name of the event)?
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Use the sponsor name once, and once only. They want more than that, they can buy ads.
  12. You're crazy
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