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.... and the horse you rode in on

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ace, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Better ... but the metaphor is still a bit lost on me.
  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I think if I were "AP Sports Writer" from Seattle, I would have punched the AP cliche' generator button one more time to come up with something a little less confusing, though equally trite.


    SEATTLE (AP) -- The United States Postal Service may want to look into hiring Seattle Seahawks running back Sean Alexander when his football career is over. Because as he proved Monday night, neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, can stop him from delivering when it counts.

    (Now excuse me while I go barf.)
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    By I.C. WEINER
    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE -- Thank God Shaun Alexander is black.
    Because if he weren't, nobody at snowy Qwest Field would have seen the person who may have saved the Seattle Seahawks after his heroic 201-yard, 40-carry performance lifted his team to a 34-24 win against the Green Bay Packers on a Lambeau-like Monday night.

  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Mystery Meat wins. That was a hella lead!
  6. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    did your fingers bleed when you typed that?
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I don't understand. Why was he riding a horse?
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    He said that's a second-day story, so the AP's failed the reader right there.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I hope Alexander gave that writer a towel to clean himself up following that fellatio fest.
  10. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    It returned Alexander to his league MVP level of 2005 after three months of irrelevance caused by a badly bruised left foot that eventually became broken and caused a seven-week layoff.

    the whole thing is a disaster - but using 'caused' twice in one sentence deserves a special mention
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Isn't "ride the white horse" a euphemism for snorting cocaine? I mean, if you must use a metaphor, find something else that was not so open to interpretation.

    How about:

    By Novelist Wannabe
    AP Sports Writer
    Matt Hasselbeck found tough sledding in his return to the Seahawks lineup, but the Packers' defense looked snowblind when Shaun Alexander had the ball.
    Rushing 40 times for 201 yards, both career highs, Alexander carried the Seahawks past Green Bay in the first NFL game played in snowy conditions in Seattle.
  12. joe

    joe Active Member

    The phrase is, "Fuck you, and the horse you rode in on."
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