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Cutline on front page of ESPN.com

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, May 3, 2008.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Pyro's connections hope he can shake off his 10th-place finish April 12.

    I don't think Pyro really cares about his results or is it just my impression?
  2. I'm guessing that's why it says "connections"
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Well, other than referring to a horse as "he" ...
  4. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Aren't you supposed to use he/she if the sex is known or the animal has a name?
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    A guy at my old paper ran a mug shot of Barbaro. It was the funniest thing I'd seen in awhile. Ran it just like it was any other athlete, complete with putting a cutline thingy underneath that said:

    Dead at age 12.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    That is correct. Misread the cutline. Mea culpa.
  7. We've done that to amuse ourselves
  8. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I would've loved to see that. :D
  9. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    I saw a paper, in reporting the death of Seattle Slew, run a mugshot with the simple one-word identifier, "Slew" ... just like you would for any half-column mug of any athlete.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My old paper had a Faces-in-the-Crowd -like feature on Sundays, one of our writers submitted a greyhound that was on a winning streak at the local dog track. It ran, with mugshot.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    What was the dog's name?
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I can't remember. But it was smiling!
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