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Does anyone publish sports readers' editorials

Discussion in 'Writers' Workshop' started by hoosier122, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. hoosier122

    hoosier122 New Member

    Papers routinely publish news readers' editorials. Have you ever seen it done in sports sections? Everyone is an official or coach at the game, but do they have the balls to openly criticize officials' calls, critique a coach's play calling or complain about a column?

    I was just curious if anyone else has done this or seen this done. I think most any reader interaction is good. FYI - It would be for a weekly paper that covers two high schools in a county of 20,000 residents.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If an editorial is just someone complaining about a call, I wouldn't see the benefit. Reader interaction is good, but a newspaper's job is to filter out the garbage, and complaining about a call is useless garbage.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't run a letter complaining about a coach, either, unless there were unusual circumstances. The complainer is usually a parent of a kid not starting.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Sounds like you've made a few of those calls. LMBO.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  6. hoosier122

    hoosier122 New Member

    Laughing my butt off
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