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Most forced lede ever, Ethanol Edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mediaguy, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Tennessee basketball: Pre-pay after dark. No, really ...

    Of late, there's been a fuel crisis in the United States, compounded by hurricanes, the conflicts in the Middle East, rising costs, broken supply pipelines and the like. The fuel problems have impacted all phases of society, and even the University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball team has felt the crunch. To be honest, the Lady Vols suffered a critical fuel shortage at season's end in 2006. It's not that they totally ran out of gas, it was more like the strength of their fuel had been compromised by a myriad of maladies from injury to attrition.

    In light of this situation, and in preparation for the 2006-07 campaign, the Tennessee women's basketball staff went back to the drawing board to perfect a new fuel formula for the upcoming season.

    To assist in the process, Lady Vol coach Pat Head Summitt, who begins her 33rd season at the helm, and her staff revisited the high octane NCAA Championship campaigns of '87, '89, '91, '96, '97 and '98. Summitt's goal? To perfect a new fuel based on the successful components found in the former championship formulas. Ready to be tested in the coming season is the hybrid fuel you never saw coming -- the 07 octane -- a fuel formulated to go the distance.

  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Please, someone with inside knowledge find out who wrote this. I will bet $100 it's the same guy (Tom S.) who used to be the SID for Tennessee tennis. His press releases and media guides were some of the most over-the-top writing entertainment I had ever seen. This must be him. Please. Someone confirm.
  3. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    Forgot how much I miss this board sometimes.
    Good find.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  5. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    You have to admire his tenacity, though. Iif husbands and wives were as devoted to each as he was to his story device, the national divorce rate would be zero.
  6. sartrean

    sartrean Member

    "myriad of maladies..."

    Redundant. "myriad maladies" is better, yet it doesn't sound write with the M consonance.

    But on the lede, yeah, bad. Has nothing to do with the story, over the top, and maybe that's why fewer people are reading, logging on or whatever.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Does 07 octane run in my Dodge?
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Pat Summitt could use some halogen heat and a Nintendo curveball.
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