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Chuck Culpepper on being a gay sportswriter, thanking Brendon Ayanbadejo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LongTimeListener, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    A most excellent personal column.
  2. silent_h

    silent_h Member

    Agreed. It's the single best column I've read in a long time, personal or otherwise. Just beautifully written, in my opinion.

    It kind of makes me sad that there are so many more pages and posts on Whitlock's Lost Pulitzer.
  3. Mira

    Mira Member

    Excellent piece.
  4. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    I especially liked that it was on the short side.

    He got in, said what he wanted to say, and got out. In a world full of "Look at MMEEEEE!!!!!!" sports journalism, Culpepper didn't hog the spotlight. Made his points, made them well, and dropped the mic.

    Thanks for posting. Great read.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Was Culpepper already out?
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    That column has a restrained grace to it that's hard to explain, but wonderful to read and easy to love.
  7. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Not professionally, but yes to those who know and adore him.

    I'm waiting for the likes of Mark to come along and screech, "Who cares?" It's the restrained grace that DD references that explains why people care.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Well said and well done, Chuck. Thanks for sharing, all.

    (And another locker with "51" worth visiting ... heh heh ... always good news ... )
  9. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I wanted to something like this, but I can't beat what you said, so I'll say: Ditto.
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    That was my question.
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Great piece. Have been a fan of Chuck's for many years.
  12. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Classy guy and a great story.
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