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pearlman on sports writing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by melbatoast, May 20, 2008.

  1. melbatoast

    melbatoast New Member


    I'm not a huge fan, and this is pretty self-indulgent. But it also made me laugh several times.
  2. SheaSeals

    SheaSeals Member

    pretty good.

    i'm not bitter by experience on the job. i'm bitter because i work for a crumbling mound of shit newspaper and my wife doubles my salary.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Good read. I oughta do a list like that of my own sometime.

    But how can Pearlman not have a John Rocker entry? Would that be a plus or minus for him?
  4. John Taylor

    John Taylor Member

    I was about to say. ... didn't he forget something? I recall the poor guy getting hounded by reporters (with TV cameras rolling) in the press box while he was trying to do his own work.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    "wondering why I have to dig out $8 from my own pocket for the Shea Stadium press box buffet. (OK, ESPN reimburses me. But, damn it, that's not the point.)"

    And that's where I stopped reading.
  6. And that's why I won't start reading. Thanks for the heads-up.
  7. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    If your sugar-mama wife has a sister, tell her I said hi.
  8. SheaSeals

    SheaSeals Member

    she does have a sister. but she ain't dumb enough to date a sportswriter ...
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Your Mets book was a bore, Jeff.
  10. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    'November 7, 1996 -- Following a week of angry calls to the sports department, my editor sends me to cover Lipscomb's next game. As I stand along the sideline near the end of the fourth quarter, Kirkau -- surrounded by a dozen teammates -- swaggers up to me and says, "Don't you ever show your face around here again!" The next day, I am scheduled to leave Nashville and accept a job as a fact checker at Sports Illustrated."

    Interesting. Receiving a threat from a high school player - that's big time.
  11. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

  12. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    I've got to think Rocker was "plus a few points" toward his career total ...
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