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Coach K is the Black Mamba of Bocce

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SportsScribe5, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. SportsScribe5

    SportsScribe5 Member

  2. A couple things:

    1. Wiederer is a really good storyteller and can write his ass off. Can't believe somebody hasn't scooped him up.

    2. That Web story looks terrific. Doesn't look like a newspaper's Web site. It actually looks like a Web site. Is that kind of thing really that difficult for other, bigger places to replicate?
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Ironically, the Des Moines Register has done the same similar on-line layout this morning on a story about a good friend of mine. The other irony is that the writer of the series is a great friend well.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Neither of those things is ironic, D-3 Fan.
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Care to explain, rookie?
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    They're both coincidences. Nothing ironic about them.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    ^ that.

    Irony and coincidence are often confused.
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    inb4 10 posts quoting Alanis Morrisette.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you wished your boss died in a car wreck and he does but crashes into you and kills you in the process, that's ironic.

    If you wished he died in a car wreck and he slipped and fell on the steps, that's coincidence (unless you pushed him then it's attempted murder).
  10. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    This "Black Mamba of Beach Bocce" thing won't be an issue in College Park, Md., when he visits, I'm sure.
  11. accguy

    accguy Member

    I thought both stories that have been posted were very good.

    The writer certainly made good use of the access he got. Good stuff from the daughters, etc.
  12. Sammi

    Sammi Member

    George Carlin explained coincidence v irony very well in Brain Droppings.
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