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Candidate for Sports Lede of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Steve Yanda wrote
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/09/AR2009080901548.html
     
  2. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Just as Proust's madeliene brought forth a torrent of memories, the decision to start Yusmeiro Petit produced a lotta runs.
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Today's sports challenege:

    Without opening the link, guess what this story is about.


    That lede is an absolute disgrace.
     
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Gotta be about one of the Redskins beating the shit out of a hooker.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Times are tough. I think you have to give the guy some leeway if they have the classical music writer covering the Nats.
     
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I'll go with soccer.
     
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I didn't get that, either. I'm sure the big picture point connected the music to the game, but ugh. Gotta do better than that.
     
  8. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Philistines!

    Wonderful lead. Reminds me of the Chopin lede I referenced in my last local bowling column.
     
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    For a lede on repetitive music, I don't think you need to go back three centuries for a reference.
     
  10. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    It was a tale of two codas.
     
  11. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    Why does that matter? If you're reading the paper, or the Web site, you already know what the story is about from the headline and the picture.
     
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    My favorite sports lede:

    "Tony Pena Jr. has hit like a pitcher for the past two years, so the Kansas City Royals plan to convert him to one."
     
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