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Opinions, please

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ballparkman, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Now there's a reasonable editor.
  2. Honestly, I'm ok with either one. I guess, if I had to pick, I'd say I want 55-55.
  3. subhead

    subhead Member

    I don't think any of the points are wrong, but I prefer "tied at 55," but nobody is writing, "The score was 55."

    "Tied at 55" does give both scores. But like sportschick, I don't consider the other way wrong, so I wouldn't change it.

    EDIT: Spelling error.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    What about?: "Tied at double-nickel."
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You will die.
  6. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    You will die a lonely, agonizing death, and once you're dead you will spend all eternity sandwiched in between Stuart Scott and Chris Berman.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    What he said.
  8. ballparkman

    ballparkman New Member

    Wow, what a great array of responses to my question.

    I guess my answer is that either is correct, and maybe a paper should identify a style if it has two writers each going in different directions with this. I only brought this up because a young copy editor circled it on a proof the other night as if it were wrong - and he wrote "tied it at 55." I didn't think it was necessary to change it to that, but I wanted to see what everyone thought.

    I definitely prefer the 55-55 angle, but I won't be losing any sleep over it.

    Thanks to everyone who answered.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    You're welcome.
    I thought my contribution was instrumental in the success of this thread.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    How would it be less accurate? Tied at 55 is the same as 55-55
  11. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Well, fish, it should go without saying that this thread was all about you. ;)
  12. slipshod

    slipshod Member

    Geez, what a silly issue. Don't you think a reader might be able to figure out that it's a tie at 55? It's tighter, and you can move the play-by-play to whoever takes the lead smoothly in the next sentence.
    Play-by-play is overrated anyway.
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