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An interesting piece of information ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by budcrew08, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Scroll down to the third entry "All-Star reality"
    I had no idea that the all-star game idea was thought up by a Chicago Tribune sports editor.

  2. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    [blue]Petco Park? What sports editor was named Petco? ;)[/blue]
  3. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    A year after dreaming up thew All-Star Game, Arch Ward brought the idea to football, with the College All-Stars meeting the NFL champs at Soldier Field. The game was played into the mid-1970s.
  4. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    Believe the San Diego sportswriter was Jack Murphy.
  5. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Damn, you're gooooood ...
  6. occasionally

    occasionally Member

    I thought it was Jack Qualcomm.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Would that fly today? Wouldn't a sports editor or writer get dinged for becoming part of the story? And does anybody know if Ward or Murphy were compensated for their efforts?
  8. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    No, it's no different than the columns sports writers have been writing forever. It's just like writing that MLB should be integrated or that the NBA should realign or some playoff system should be changed or the bowl system needs to be tweaked, etc.
  9. cfinder

    cfinder Member

    Arch Ward is also credited with creating the Golden Gloves boxing championships.
    quite a hat trick.
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