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Could you be more clueless than this person?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Loved the Bunker Hill reference.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    This was one of the finest covers in a while from the Post. This idiot clearly didn't read the story, doesn't understand the game.
  5. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    This was exactly my first thought on what the headline on that gamer should be.

    Good work, Post.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Our headline said "U.S. Stuns England" . . . then referenced 1-1 tie in the deck.

    I don't think it worked. You need the score in the main head to create the implausibility of saying the U.S. "won" or "stunned" England.

    Post head worked fine. But hardly a revolutionary (pun intended) idea.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Being unaware of the broadly-trumpted Harvard/Yale precedent
    pretty much bars a writer from the adult table.
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    My thoughts, exactly, and it's obviously why I thought of it yesterday. I figured a 42-year statute of limitations was sufficient.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is that headline really that famous? Why? Was the result such a shocker?

    I figured it was a ridiculous comment for the author to add -- like the Post headline writer was aware of a 42-year-old headline in a college paper.

    But if it's as famous as you guys are indicating, I'll stand corrected.
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, it's pretty famous in sports and sports writing lore, but the Mediaite writer was probably 15 years from conception or more when it happened.

    The NY Post editor? I'm betting he/she knew about it.

    Yale was heavily favored. Harvard scored 16 points in 42 seconds to tie 29-29. Harvard Crimson headline was Harvard beats Yale 29-29. A number of "names" were somehow involved with the game. The Yale quarterback, Brian Dowling, was the inspiration for BD in Doonesbury. Etc.

  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Glynnis MacNicol is one of those hipster bloggers who doesn't have a clue on what goes on in real life unless it's on her Twitter feed or shows up on her iPhone.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Without. A. Doubt.

    Hey, if you're going to lift, lift something good. The Post did.
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