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O'Connor on Jeter (Literally)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DoctorFace, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. DoctorFace

    DoctorFace New Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/columns/story?columnist=oconnor_ian&id=6752999

    What's that smell going around the ESPN New York newsroom? Oh, nothing. Just the collective vomit spewed by everyone who had to proofread this column.

    **HURK**
     
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter



    "Wet clean up on Aisle 5."
     
  3. Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    I usually like Ian O'Connor but this one was beyond a parody.

    I know there's pressure to bring it as a columnist for a major event, but yikes...
     
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    this topic has been prettty thoroughly discussed, and ian pretty thoroughly ravaged, on a 'sports and news' jeter 3k thread: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/84807/


    but, by all means, feel free to pile on anew here. :D
     
  5. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    Wow, I fully expected the last sentence of that column to be, "Derek, would you do me the greatest honor of my life and marry me? It's legal in New York now!"
     
  6. AliceBrenda

    AliceBrenda Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter


    O'Connor is his biographer. Think of this as part of the book tour:

    http://tinyurl.com/66a2ulu
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    Thread title should read

    "O'Connor on Jeter Literally"
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    Maybe over the top, but some of you might be missing the big picture here. Jeter is an all-time Yankee who joins the list of Babe, Lou, Joe and Mickey, and this was probably his last signature moment.

    If there was a time to go over the top, this was it.
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter


    There are ways to go over the top, too. This wasn't one of them.
     
  10. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    I thought it was called reaching around?
     
  11. Re: O'Connor on Jeter


    There is never an appropriate time to write hacky, syrupy drivel.
     
  12. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: O'Connor on Jeter

    the is NEVER a time to go 'over-the-top' is this fashion. the only signature moment for a columnist to even consider it might on on hall-of-fame induction day. and even then you shouldn't require 'babywipes' to get the jism off your hands....
     
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