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Art Modell dies, so which Ohioan wrote it best?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Versatile, Sep 7, 2012.


Which of these columns about Art Modell is best?

  1. Terry Pluto

    1 vote(s)
  2. Joe Posnanski

    3 vote(s)
  3. Jeff Passan

    4 vote(s)
  4. Pat McManamon

    2 vote(s)
  5. Bill Livingston

    3 vote(s)
  1. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    I didn't care for Passan's tone.
    Just can't handle that sort of whiny shit.
    Lamenting his childhood when a human being has died.
    I realize Passan's a little out of his domain here, even if he is from Ohio.
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Walter Burns, is now the best time to call Art Modell an asshole?

    3OctaveFart, I understand where you're coming from, but I think it was an earnest tone. He wasn't mean as much as disillusioned. Given his age at the time of the move, his column makes sense.
  3. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Agreed with Walter that the stuff about the name and colors was very weak.
    Posnanski should know better than this.
    This was common knowledge.
    Also, Schottenheimer was not pushed out.
    He was asked to dismiss an assistant coach and refused, so they mutually parted ways.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    And the assistant coach was ... ?

    And Verse: I've called Art Modell worse than that in my sleep.
  5. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    I believe it was Marty's little brother, Kurt.
    Then a special teams coach who is now kicking around with the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Precisely my point. :)

    I actually thought it might have been Brian, or whatever his worthless playcalling son's name is.
  7. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Kurt Schottenheimer followed his brother to Kansas City and Washington.
    Then he was a defensive coordinator for a few of the brutal dogshit editions of the 2000s Lions teams.
    Later cleaned out when Singletary got canned in San Francisco.
    Clearly a coach with a meager record of success.
    Another member of the lucky sperm club.
    Just like Brian.
  8. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Here's another one to throw on the pile.
    Scott Raab on Art's death.

    No words minced here.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    A latecomer: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/sports/football/a-citys-heartbreak-outlives-its-source.html?smid=fb-share
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