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Plaschke nails the spirit of Thanksgiving without even trying . . . . .

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Piotr Rasputin, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Well, he tried a little, but these tear-jerkers are what the man does best. Are there a couple of sentences that are a little overdone? Sure. But it's a very good read.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-plaschke22nov22,1,3266641,full.column?coll=la-headlines-sports

    This story, without ever using the word "Thanksgiving" or making sure everyone knew "We published this on THANKSGIVING!!!" conveys the sentiment of thankfulness for what we have, at least for me. It's not a subtle piece at all as far as being a tear jerker, but I really liked that it made the point without beating the reader over the head re: the holiday.
     
  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    That was a good read. Thanks for posting the link.
     
  3. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Plaschke is one of my two favorites (Posnanski), but this one just didn't do it for me. I t was a bit choppy, and the sentence structure kind of jilted me. A good column, of course, but he really knocked it out with the story of the Dodgers fan who wrote a blog despite a disability, and the story about hos little brother from the Big Brother/Little Brother program.

    A good effort, but I felt a bit off for some reason.
     
  4. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I like this a lot better than those ham-handed "this is the spirit" of Thanksgiving columns I see too often.
     
  5. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    Excellent read.
     
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    A super read confirming why Bill Plaschke is a worthwhile read. And yet another reason I hope Pete Carroll stays put in college football. The man and the school are a perfect fit.

    Thanks for the link, Piotr.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Practically a Thanksgiving tradition for Plaschke to write these stories. As usual, he nails it.

    Here's the column about Sarah Morris, Her Blue Haven.

    http://www.anonymomma.com/sarah.htm
     
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    After reading The Master's latest, I have a very real reason to root for USC and Pete Carroll.
     
  9. -Scoop-

    -Scoop- Member

    Very good story. Thanks for the link.

    Carroll seems like a cool dude. I don't imagine why he'd leave SC. He has it made there, and they're in the running every year.
     
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i still hate SC, but that was a great piece.

    if you're here, bill, you outdid yourself.
     
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    This had nothing to do with Thanksgiving.

    It's just a damn good story, regardless of what time of year it is.
     
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    it is a damn well written story or the subject is a good story?
     
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