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RIP William Nack

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    No story yet, but lots of journalists tweeting the iconic writer has died.
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    His Sports Illustrated story on Secretariat is one of the best I have ever read.
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    A giant.
  4. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  6. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I'd go so far as to simply say "the best." RIP.
    Slacker, Huggy and micropolitan guy like this.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Pure Heart

    Crushed. He's a major reason why I'm a sports writer
    Slacker, CD Boogie and Inky_Wretch like this.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Since reading it in the magazine, I probably read it every three years or so. Just a beautiful story.
  10. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    I met him one spring in Vero Beach. Wonderful guy.
    He was enthralled with the Disneyland atmosphere of Dodgertown -- the baseball street lights, the names of the streets, Koufax Lane, Robinson Drive; pool, tennis, golf, etc.
    The players have to walk a couple of hundred yards from the clubhouse to the stadium, with fans having full access. The place was open for fans to trek to every practice field and interact with the players if they wanted.
    He pitched the idea to the SI editors and got the OK. He charged around the place like a maniac, seeking out every detail of the facility. And that was for a feature for NEXT spring. He worked his ass off on a feature that wouldn't run for a year.
    Fantastic person. RIP, sir.
    CD Boogie likes this.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Oh no. One of the very, very best.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I have read that more than any other sports story from any publication than I can think of.
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