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Deadspin loves it some Hoppes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mb, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. mb

    mb Active Member

    OK, not really.

  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Weak attempt at being esoteric. Only a few can pull this off ... and this piece isn't it.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's what happens when you let editors write.
  4. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Well-Known Member

    I would never trust a man that hates pizza.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Stuff like that, and Peter King's coffeenerdness and the like, make me feel as if these so-called Big Timers are deliberately taunting everyone else.

    "A lot of you have lost or quit your jobs, most of you will never sniff a Super Bowl press box . . . but I'VE got a job! And a VOICE! And I'm gonna use it for THIS!! BWAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Which is great, because it's not like someone in high position has to re-earn and justify their status every single day now, more than ever before. No, just be lazy and give us this f$#%ing tripe.

    "I sort of like pizza now!"

    Wonderful! Glad you're earning that press pass!
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Let me guess, he also hates beer, breasts and football.

    Reading something like this -- the mere assent -- is like inhaling somebody else's gas.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That is one article that could have used a few more exclamation marks.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    This is a great post, PR. And dead-on nails.

    Even after the business quit me and I luckily found a satisfying escape, I've felt this for quite some time. There is a sense of self-entitlement among some of the "big-timers" in the field -- several at SI come immediately to mind -- that they can do whatever they please and their editors will merely scan and push "send."

    It is a symbolic FU to the field, the industry and the legions of foot soldiers who labor to produce readable, interesting stories that actually, you know, do the pesky chores of informing and entertaining.
  10. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member


    Hoppes' crap was awful. Though I didn't really expect much.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure Hoppes has an editor. I thought he was an editor.

    Is he supposed to be a bon vivant man about town or something?
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I love Hoppes but that was dreadful.
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