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Now THIS is reporting.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moland Spring, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member


    While everyone else is waiting for Zach Johnson to finish and following Tiger and whatever, Ian O'Connor is getting Jack Fleck on the phone, he's talking to a country club guy who invested in Johnson before he went on a mini tour, and he's talking to a college teammate. How does this happen? I'm not sure. But it's impressive.
    (And yes, I'm him. Ok, I'm not him. But it would be great to be him...)
  2. Ian's a talent, no question. Nice move, NYDN.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Work harder than the next guy.
    Get more material than the next guy.
    Don't follow the pack.

    Simple formula that few follow. When you do, you get a result like that.
    Nice work.
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Might be the only Ian I know who is worth a darn in the journalism business.

  5. CapeCodder

    CapeCodder Member

    Ian Thomsen from SI is a good Ian.

    But yes, I agree. Good move by O'Connor. God bless zabasearch.com.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nice piece; worked his corners well...
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Good piece by Ian. I've read a few others today that quoted Jack Fleck, but this one was even more thorough.

    Fleck must have been watching the tournament on Sunday afternoon and thinking "my phone is going to ring off the hook tonight..."
  8. Nice.
  9. Kicked ass on the Gene Banks story back in the day.

  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Did you image-Google "Elizabethan rock codpiece?" I bow to the new master.

    Oh. And a terrifically well-reported piece, too.
  11. boots

    boots New Member

    Baby Ian showing the lazy folk how to do it. Nothing new there.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I liked the story. However, he blew it for me with this quote: "If [Johnson's] not Superman," said Zach's friend and playing partner, Vaughn Taylor, "he's Superman's brother."

    I've read that quote in several articles and in all the others, Taylor was talking about Tiger, not Johnson.
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