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Daily News article on Thurman Munson's final hours

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Done five years ago for the 25th anniversary of his death, but worth reading again:

  2. just amazing

    thanks for the heads up
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Terrific story.
    Two things:
    *The lead was outstanding. Simple and powerful.
    *The thing about the writer and paying for the wife/kids to visit? Very generous of Munson. A writer could accept that?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  5. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Coffey left out a few critical -- and widely reported -- details about Munson's last moments. After being asked by Munson if they were OK, the passengers asked Munson if he was alright. He said, "I don't know. I can't move. I can't move." Munson wasn't just trapped, his neck was broken and his spine damaged, facts Coffey also missed.

    Again, all this has been well-documented and reported in previous stories.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Well done. Wayne is one of the top feature guys in the business and a gentleman. When I see his byline, I read the story, no matter what the topic.
  7. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Wayne is a great guy. Is he still at the Daily News?
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yup. and i dare anyone to say something nasty about the man. a true gem.
  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I love those old Daily News front pages -- the odd phrasings on the heds, the very basic layout.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Wayne molests collies.

    Hey, you dared us... ;D
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    If he was a 33-year old columnist, I wouldn't read him on principle.
  12. Terrific piece.
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