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Perspective headline ?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DisembodiedOwlHead, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Not trying to single out the writer of this headline, but I think it's a great example of how many take sports too seriously -- intentionally of not. Notice the order of the items for which he is thankful.

    From ESPN's main page:

    [size=10pt]Northern Illinois' Kill grateful for football, life[/size]
  2. vandelay

    vandelay New Member

    I think it's awkward but acceptable. Order in the headline doesn't necessarily imply importance. You could look at it as a punchline, that lets you know the article is more about the second word than the first.

    For example "Tomlinson breaks tackles, hearts" doesn't mean that tackles is more important than hearts, just that it's an article about his love life or whatever, and not tackles.
  3. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    nice try
  4. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    But should Kill and Northern Illinois really be in the same headline? Beyond the fact that nobody knows who the fuck Kill is, there was that whole, uh, shooting thing.

    Just saying.
  5. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    It's the guy's name. It's not like saying "Northern Illinois slaughters Eastern Illinois' defense."
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    R[size=18pt]O[size=16pt]A[size=15pt]S[size=14pt]T[size=13pt]E[size=12pt]D [size=10pt]N[size=8pt]U[size=6pt]T[size=4pt]S

    Oh, not that kind of perspective. :D
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