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My Favorite Sports Article

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Md Reynolds, May 7, 2018.

  1. Md Reynolds

    Md Reynolds New Member

    My favorite article is "Pure Heart" by William L. Nack in Sports Illustrated. I am posting a link to it at the end. I have read it more times than I like to admit as it is the best example of sports writing I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

    The article begins with the jolting description of the death of Secretariat and is followed by the writer's days of following the career of the horse which is detailed in his book, "Secretariat: The Making Of A Champion." Even though most of us know what is going to happen, Nack details his days of shadowing the chestnut legend from his prep races for the Kentucky Derby until his death in a way that only Nack, with his capacity for perfection, could.

    The writer passed away last month but his work is left for us to enjoy and study as the height of journalistic promise.

    Pure Heart
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  2. Nick Costa

    Nick Costa New Member

  3. Nick Costa

    Nick Costa New Member

    Thank you Md Reynolds for providing the link. It is pure joy to read Nack's 'Pure Heart' over and over again.
  4. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    My favourite is still "Resurrecting the Champ" by JR Moehringer.

    Resurrecting The Champ

    This was a hugely important story to me and my career. One of those stories that teaches you what's possible.
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The first one I thought of. By Wright Thompson and his search for finding Jim Robinson, who fought and got knocked out by Muhammed Ali in one round in 1961.

    OTL: Shadow Boxing
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    Azrael Well-Known Member

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