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O.J. going back to court

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, May 11, 2013.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Juice is fighting for his freedom, again.
  2. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    How nice of philly.com to spend the first five graphs reminding us that OJ was once on trial for murder and it was kind of a big deal. I'm sure we had all forgotten.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    In prison he's an even better person.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    He's a good inmate and an even better convict.
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    The Naked Gun 44 to Life.
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I'm the adviser for a high school newspaper - so, 13 to 18 year olds - and yeah, some of them didn't know who OJ Simpson was. Some of them weren't born when That Whole Thing happened, so it's understandable, since it's not really something you'd probably learn about in social studies.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I was waiting to see how long it would take someone to break that very relevant fact out. Thanks sgreenwell.
  8. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    Yeah....I saw this one coming.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Jesus Christ. The fact HS kids weren't born when OJ killed his wife has made me feel older than just about anything I can think of off the top of my head.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    You're all welcome :D I mean, sure, you probably don't need to devote grafs 2 through 6 in a story to explain who he is; you can probably tackle it further down the body, or sum up in just a paragraph or two.

    But yeah, I'm 29 and I was in sixth grade (I believe) when the verdict came down. I remember that it was during gym class, and we were watching it in the locker room with the teachers, all of us waiting until the jury verdict came before going out and actually starting the class. I imagine that most people in their 20s now know who OJ is, because they were born close enough to his trial, but younger than 20, and you're bumping into people who either weren't alive or were so young they probably don't have first-hand memories of the saturation media coverage.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I can just imagine the celebratory dinner OJ and Drip would have should OJ ever get out of jail.
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