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Quick scoring summary/box score question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by farmerjerome, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    How you you write up a safety in a scoring summary and/or box score?

    I realized that I've only had to cover one or two in my career and it's been a while.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    TEAM -- Safety

    And a safety is worth two points in the box score.
  3. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Well I knew it was worth two points silly!

    I was just wondering if there was any more description in the scoring summary.

  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    SYR - Safety, ball snapped out of end zone.

    SYR - Safety, runner tackled in end zone.

    SYR - Safety, int. grounding in end zone (that is a safety, isn't it?)
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Hmmm ... never did that before for safeties. Take Moddy's word, FarmerJ.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    That's assuming you use the basic scoring summary that lists team, description in order it happened.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Syracuse sucks.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Huh? They're ahead 6-0. How many teams you ever see get three safeties?
  9. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Most teams start with two.

    (Bada bing!)
  10. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Very funny. :p

    Today a quarterback was sacked in the endzone thanks to Team B's No. 77. That's pretty much what I was trying to figure out.

    Jerk. ;D
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Uh, you realize in the above example Syracuse was leading 6-0.

    Your example

    TEAM THAT GETS THE TWO POINTS - Safety, Jerome tackled in end zone
  12. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Thank you sir. I'm just used to Syracuse being that bad. It doesn't occour to me that they'd actually do something right.

    Back to the Syracuse bashing. ;)
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