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Nice work, NBC

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pendleton, May 3, 2008.

  1. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    A horse is about to be converted into glue, and you're fawning over Big Brown and the premature Triple Crown storyline.
  2. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    What a "sport"
  3. Not too many sports in which you have a death during the competition and it's quickly forgotten by the announcing crew.
  4. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    NBC doesn't know how to do anything but stick to its coverage game plan.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    [blue]I look forward to some hard-hitting investigative work during the Olympics.[/blue]
  6. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    At least Drudge Report has the right angle and tone
  7. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    NBC finally dusts off "triumph and tragedy" angle
  8. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    I was gonna ask:

    What's the news -- Big Brown or Eight Belles?

    I would be sorely tempted to package it as Death/Winner, rather than Winner/Death.

    If I am picking one piece of dominant art, it's her (during the race). Smaller shot of him in package or a big one inside.

    My opinion: She is the story.
  9. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I'll be the first to admit I don't know a damn thing about horse racing.

    That said, I think the death within moments of the finish is the story. Unless this thing happens regularly, which I don't think it does.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure Billy. Shit, Big Brown DID win the Derby. I'd make 'em at least even, at worst.

    Big Brown put on an impressive power display to win the Kentucky Derby yesterday but *** that kind of thing.

    I don't know. You may be right.
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    The death of a horse that finished second at the Derby is a story.

    The death of that horse, moments after the derby is completed? THE story in horse racing that year, barring a Triple Crown.
  12. There will be plenty written about Big Brown leading up to the Preakness and his greatness will be hailed for all to see.

    I think today's story should lean more toward Eight Belles
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