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Greasey burgers, Bourbon, Faulkner, The Grove, Rebel Flag,Hwy 61....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Dusty roads, Robert Johnson, Cotton fields, Willie Morris,Grand pappies, Civil Rights and Archie Manning. Missing - searing sun of noon shining on court house and train whistles in the distance.

    I don't mean it in a bad way but yes all the cliches are all there in Wright Thompson's long form piece on the simultaneous rise of Rebel and Bulldog football. Personally I love the genre but just pointing out that there is a comfortable sameness to it

    It must be a requirement when writing long form on Mississippi to mention certain things

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That piece is like, a month old.
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    And he's been writing it for the past decade.
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Yeah, read this when it came out about a month ago.

    I hated it. Enough with the fucking personal narrative. For someone who only writes a handful of stories a year, this is garbage.

    A good editor would make him re-write this shit without the I, I, I, I.

    He's a tremendous talent, but he needs to be reeled in or to quit journalism and write novels.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Nah. He says he tried to say no to that assignment. Riiiiiiiiiiight.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    He's full of shit. Anyone who saw the worst 30 for 30 that has been done knows he's full of shit.
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  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I don't see what Ice Cube has to do with this discussion, but I guess I get your point.
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  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    How can anyone dog out the 30 for 30 that gave us That Hat.
  9. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    At least Ice Cube was alive when the Raiders moved to LA. :D
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  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Nice little gem: Nate Dogg and Tennessee Williams grew up in the same small Delta town.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    So what? There's no thread on it from what I could tell.

    BTW - two other important elements to the Miss. genre

    Delta and Labs with one syllable name like "Bone"
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    And death.
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