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Jemele's Original Column Idea

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stoney, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    If you combined this Simmons piece (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/061103) with this Neel column (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=neel/071126&sportCat=nba) in the Ronco Column Recycler it might generate a replica of today's Jemele Hill offering (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hill/071226&sportCat=nba). Glue the "hated rivals are good" rhetoric from the Simmons piece onto Neel's anti-Celtic stuff and, presto bango, we've got a new column.

    I realize there's only so many original column ideas out there and its easy to inadvertantly duplicate others, but this umpteenth version of the "why sports hatred is healthy" theme struck me as particularly derivative--where it felt like I'd read the same column dressed in different clothes a half-dozen times before. Is there any point where that stuff starts to cross ethical lines?
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You're asking me to read three ESPN columnists.

    Not gonna happen.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm in too good a mood to read Simmons and Hill in the same sitting...
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    If you take this SportsJournalists.com thread: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/posts/1412432/ And combine it with this SportsJournalists.com thread (or any other that somehow rips Jemele Hill): http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/40149/ And put them in the Ron Popeil Thread Recycler, presto chango, you get this SportsJournalists.com thread: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/ Settle down, broseph, it will all be ok.
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    You're a foul one, Mr. Skip
    You fill us all with rage,
    You're worse than Mariotti
    And you lose to Woody Paige, Mr. Ski-i-i-i-p . . . .

    You're a bad reporter --
    With greasy blonde haaaaaair

    You're a monster, Mr. Skip
    Your head's an empty hole
    Your face is made of plastic
    You prob'ly sold your soul, Mr. Ski-i-i-i-i-p --

    I wouldn't read you if you beat me with a 39 and a half foot pooooole

    You're a vile one, Mr. Skip
    You have botox in your smile
    You'd eliminate all field goals
    And send kickers down the Nile, Mr. Ski-i-i-p --

    Given the choice I think I'd go with . . . the kickers down the Niiiiiiiile

    You're a foul one, Mr. Skip
    You're often full of bunk
    They gave your show a bad time-slot
    Your columns are all junk, Mr. Ski-i-i-i-p . . .

    The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote,

    You're a rotter, Mr. Skip
    You're the king of stupid hacks
    You ramble on for hours
    And you never check your facts, Mr. Ski-i-i-p . . .

    Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable . . .

    Mangled up in designer slaaaaaacks
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Holy shit. Where did you find that, LJB?
  8. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Somebody posted that on Deadspin two years ago.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    That just made me laugh for the first time all day. Thank you.
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