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Jake Scott piece

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Columbo, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    It's a nit... how?
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Well, I wasn't going to say anything yesterday--because what do I care about spelling--but now that I see Plaschke is a new member, we gotta get his name spelled right. Sorry DDown. Not Plascke...it's Plaschke.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    And it was "Her Blue Haven," not Heaven.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    We blame the desk.
  5. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Boy, there sure are a lot of nitpicking weasels around here when it comes to my awful spelling.



  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    That's very hot...but I'm already taken. 8)
  7. Dogboy

    Dogboy New Member

    Early in Hyde's career at the Herald he was assigned to write a news story about the Heat, which at that time was a franchise in name only, without players or a place to play, receiving approval from the city of Miami on their plans for their first home, the Miami Arena. The last thing the city had to sign off on was the number of parking spaces. It was basically a Metro story, but Sports was asked to handle it and Hyde, as a very junior person on the staff, got the assignment.

    Ninety-nine-point-nine-nine-nine percent of reporters would have written a just-the-facts, inverted-pyramid story. Hyde did, too, but he topped it with one of the best ledes I've ever read, considering the dullness of the topic.

    His lede: "Spaces: the final frontier."

    If we didn't already know Hyde was destined for greater things, we sure did then.
  8. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Great line, for sure, but if the team had no players yet, then the parking spaces were hardly the final frontier.
  9. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Read that again. It said the parking spaces were the last thing the city had to approve in the plans for the new arena. In that context, spaces were indeed the final frontier.
  10. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member


    Now if he had them assigning a handicap space for the gimper, THAT would have been something.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    DAVE HYDE?!? Man, the price of a 1-bedroom condo in here is really going to hit the roof now. ;)

    Seriously, Dave, if you're still looking in, superlative piece of work.
  12. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Dave, don't be a stranger, can't hurt to have another quality writer chime in from time to time.
    And if you make the sojourn north for the Bills-Phins game in Dec, I'll buy wings at the Anchor Bar.
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