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In your perfect world, what cities and/or eras would you like to work in?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hockeybeat, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    So, I'm sitting at home watching The Rocket: The Legend Of Maurice Richard (side note: No thanks to the people at Barnes & Noble, who said, "Sir, we received your order but there was a snafu. We don't have the DVD. We have The Rocket: The Legend of Morris Richard." Yeah. Morris Richard. He played for the Knicks in the 50s. Dolts. Anyway, I disgress).

    And I began to think. If you had your choice to live and work in any city, where would it be? If you had your choice to live and work in any era, what would it be?

    Since I started this thread, I'll start:

    If I could live and work in any city, it would be either Toronto or Montreal. There's just something about a hockey-mad city that calls out to me. And I would love to have covered the Canadiens during the Maurice Richard era.

    EDIT: I'm sure this thread has been done to death in the past. So if it is a D_B, my humblest apologies for wasting the board's time.
     
  2. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    I'm not a sportswriter, so mine's not tied to covering a particular team or sport. But I think it'd have been awesome to be covering New York City in the 60s and early 70s, when Breslin, Mailer, Hamill, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, etc., were re-inventing the game of journalism. To say nothing of the stories to be told. Present at history, that sort of thing.
     
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Denver in the 80s and Chicago when the Blackhawks were good and the blues music was being played by guys not alive today.
     
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    1950s and '60s Yankees.
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Surprise! Chicago, circa 1920s.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Covering boxing in the 1930s would have been fun. Major sport at the time. Living in the Depression wouldn't have been so fun, though.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    World War I correspondent in the Balkans.
     
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    1920s New York City covering the Yankees.
     
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    1950s covering baseball in new york.
     
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Would there have been a better place to live than LA in the late 1950s-early 1960s, with great weather, reasonable traffic and real-estate prices, and the Dodgers, Lakers, and USC and UCLA football and UCLA basketball?
     
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Brazil in the 50s and 60s, covering Pele.
     
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    London in 1976-77, covering the burgeoning punk music scene.
     
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