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Best column lineup

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SockPuppet, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    The restructuring and departures at the DMN got me thinking (a dangerous development).

    What paper does the board think has the strongest lineup of general sports columnists? Which paper has a No. 1 starter, a fast baller; a No. 2 starter, a reliable eater of innings; a No. 3 starter, who specializes in off-seed stuff?

    Fire away.
  2. deportes

    deportes Member

    the berkeley daily planet.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I'd say the KC Star has the best 1-2 punch out there. And I love Plaschke-Simers and to a lesser extent, Adande at the LA Times.
  4. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    I know it is biz jargon, but can we stop using this baseball analogy for sports writers? Just lazy.

    What do we call the staff hack? I get the metaphor, but I am going to puke if I read it again.
  5. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Carl Pavano. Matt Clement. Eric Milton. Esteban Loaiza. Any Kansas City Royal.
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    There's too many columnists who think they are the No. 1 guy when in reality, they're mostly all No. 2.
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Is that you Mitch Albom?
  8. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    I don't want to know what "off-seed stuff" is.
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I got spoiled reading Bozich and Forde on a near daily basis over the years at The Coruier-Journal. Brewer was a good read, and I liked the out-of-the box approach he did sometimes (for instance, following a jockey's diet for a couple weeks).

    Eric Crawford has gotten off to a good start and shows promise as a No. 2 guy, and I don't mean that in ARod-Jeter sense.
  10. Thank you. Well said.
  11. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    We're on a message board...who cares?
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Posnanski-Whitlock is all the KC Star needs, really. Good cop, bad cop. Optimist-pessimist. Royals-Chiefs (and KU). Those two made me look forward to reading the Star over breakfast every morning growing up.
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