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First Team or first team

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by uconn98, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. uconn98

    uconn98 New Member

    Which is it? Dave Smith is a First Team All-American or Dave Smith is a first team All-American?

    I've seen both styles; just wondering which is correct. If this has been posted before, please direct me to the thread.


  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

  3. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    i concur.
  4. uconn98

    uconn98 New Member

  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you use the full name and do it thusly:

    Uconn was named to the Dunkin Donuts Connecticut Basketball Coaches Association All-State First Team, I would leave it up as a proper name.

    In any other case, I would put it down.
  6. BillySixty

    BillySixty Member

    I would say first-team all-American, but that's just me.
  7. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    I would say first-team All-American.

    Remember to use hyphens if an adjective (first) modifies a noun (team).

    I've always thought all-American looked like a typo. Kind of like "champing at the bit".
  8. WScribblySh

    WScribblySh Member

    How about saying he's an All-American, not using "first team." Can't we assume that if you're called an All-American, you're not a second- or third-teamer or else you'd be referred to that way?
  9. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Active Member

    He was named a first-team All-American.
    He finished on the All-American first team.
  10. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Exactly right, Fossy.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I avoid the whole thing and just call them Fucking Studs.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

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