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Must reads for the younger generation...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NQLBLQ, Jul 14, 2008.


    NQLBLQ Member

    Based on another thread, I thought I would start a "must read for the youts" thread. I searched through the archives on here and couldn't find one (if it's there, my apologies), so I figured I'd start one.

    The idea is, add books you wish a young upstart would read or have already read by the time s/he's first day on the job. Or simply solid sports writing material.

    "The Last of the Best" - Jim Murray
    "All Those Mornings... At The Post" - Shirley Povich
  2. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    Any Murray compilation is good. I recommend "The Great Ones," which featured most of his profiles. The Woody Hayes one is a hoot.

    Red Smith on Baseball is another favorite. Sports Illustrated "Fifty Years of Great Writing."
  3. Xodus

    Xodus Member

    I just read Death of a Racehorse by W.C. Heinz. That's one of the best pieces I've ever read.
  4. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    . . . the Intertubes.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "Run to Daylight" by Heinz. A little dated, but it shows very well how to let the subject (Lombardi) tell the story.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm being serious here...

    Shooting from the Lip by Lupica - When you read it, you understand how he got where he did as quickly as he did, and it makes you realize what a freefall he's been in since...
  7. "Pafko at the Wall" by Don Delillo
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Damn good call...
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Our boy Jones' piece in Esquire two months ago on the Indiana boy returned from Iraq.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    The Good Stuff -- Joe Posnanski
  12. MrWrite

    MrWrite Member

    "I'm sorry, did you say 'youts?'"
    "Yeah, the two youts."
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