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and the new n.y. daily news sports columnist is...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by shockey, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    tim smith, per the shockey grapevine (always wanted to type that). :D

    that's right. they've been looking for yet another voice since lisa olson departed about a year ago. tim had been their boxing guy and occasional columnist at nfl games.

    why the promotion? we hear tim had an offer from yahoo! to become its boxing guy. when the news learned of this, they got him to stay by giving him the general sporst columnist gig, joining lupica, bondy, ziegel and one-sport columnists (madden, harper, myers, lawrence), along with tv specialist raissman.

    tim is a terrific guy, although i've never been impressed by him as a columnist. by the same token, it's good to hear of someone getting promoted as opposed to fired these days, i suppose.

    thoughts, anyone?
  2. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    I have no thoughts.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    My only thought is that I hope he knows how to use the shift key ...
  4. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Where did Olson land?
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yet to be determined, i believe...
  6. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I send my congratulations to anyone anywhere with gainful employment. And to Ms. Olson for her admirable tenacity. And to the moderators - for their moderation.
  7. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    Let's keep it clean folks.
  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Congrats to Tim on the promotion.
  9. Watch your back, Tim.
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    And your knees.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    And your feet. That's where he'll get you.

    Edit: Damnit Joe!
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . especially those whose presence might not be immediately apparent, at eye level . . .
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