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Rick Reilly's piece this week

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bob Loblaw, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    As soon as I saw Rick Reilly's latest column this week in SI, I knew I had seen it before. And I was correct. It's almost a complete knock off of something ESPN's Page 2 had on its site on March 21st. I guess if you just pick a different freshman, it's OK.

    Here's the Kevin Durant one that Page 2 had.

  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    That's one long-ass legal pad.

    I gotta get me one of those.
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    It was an odd read. Some of the reasons for staying seemed like good reasons to go and vice-versa.
  4. Q-Bert

    Q-Bert Member

    The "Stay" list wasn't a list of reasons to stay, and the "Go" list wasn't a list of reasons to go. They were just lists of things to consider for each.

    And I can't believe I used that as my first post.
  5. On the plus side, your username is Q-Bert. And that's fantastic.
    You MUST add an avatar.
  6. Q-Bert

    Q-Bert Member

    How's that?
  7. Q-Bert

    Q-Bert Member

    It does kinda seem like Reilly borrowed the idea, but his wasn't exactly a cheap knockoff. Very well done, making each of the 'stay's and 'go's relate to each other. "The" Internal Revenue Service, was classic.

    And, he actually did some reporting.
  8. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Not really a knock, but it didn't do anything for me. Probably because I'm so tired of Oden/Durant/NBA...or just tired.
  9. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Along the same lines, I came away not having learned much from the Tiger piece. He's competitive, driven and ridiculously wealthy? I had no idea...
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    The Tiger piece was the worst thing I've read in SI in years.

  11. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    I didn't even have enough interest in the Tiger story to read it. Just from the quote on the cover I wasn't thinking it was going to be a very enlightening story. And as Leo said, it doesn't appear that much was revealed in the story that we didn't already know. Just seemed like a random idea for a story, and if they didn't get anything new/exclusive, a waste of time as well.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    This probably belongs in the Pet Peeves thread, but since we're discussing the Tiger piece . . .

    Please, no more "2.0" headlines to indicate an athlete has changed or is on some higher level.
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