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Paige's final finale

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. BobSinclair

    BobSinclair New Member

    I've always liked Woody. He can be a little whacky, but he has the ability to tighten the screws when it's time.

    He's a much better writer than a TV personality though.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Nicely done, Woody.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I found the column via the Romenesko link so I also thought it was Woody's goodbye column. After reading it, I was sure it was Woody's goodbye column...very confusing, indeed.
  4. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Woody's columns have been confusing and unreadable since about 2002 or 2003.

    Seriously, it's sad. He was one of the country's great columnists for a long while. Now, it's like watching Willie Mays struggle to catch fly balls in his final years (OK, I never actually saw that, but people say it a lot, so I guess it's true)
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The best part about Woody is that it's great when you have a columnist who is so closely tied to a certain city. That's rare these days...

    Thomas George was fucking dreadful during his stint in Denver. I'm still not sure how that happened...

    Reading it again, I think it was an incredibly classy move by Paige. I don't think the column is confusing, I think it's Romenesko who fucked it up...
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Blog item about Paige's column and Post buyouts/layoffs.

  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    That seemed pretty self-serving to me, to be honest.

    My "last column" at my shop was about a real issue and made no mention of my planned departure. That turned out to be a good thing because I ended up returning...
  8. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I emailed Woody and he wrote back today that he wasn't going anywhere.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Does anyone know what people got as a buyout? According to Paige's column some of those people had been there for a couple decades.
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Specifically, that sports editor who died in like 1920-something, but upon further review, I understand this column a little better.
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    So, much like Vince McMahon these days, he's not really gone?
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Reach-arounds and a post-coital cigarette.
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