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Should this quote have made its way into print?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Armchair_QB, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Closing line from today's Chicago Sun-Times story on Ted Lilly:

    ''He's not afraid of anything,'' the scout said. ''The guy's got huge balls.''


    Can't recall ever having seen that term in print before. Be interested to get folks take on this. My first thought is that it shouldn't have been used.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    No way that should have been used, especially from an anonymous "scout."
  3. Can't say I'd go with it either, even if it was from a named source. Instead, I'd ask a follow-up question asking for an example or clarification.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You don't need a clarification. Unless the scout was referring to a physical deformity, the "huge balls" statement is redundant to saying he's not afraid of anything.
  5. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Don't use it.

    'Nuff said.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Change it to "The guy's got huge effin' balls"

  7. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

    closing line, too? eek.

    And I thought using "turd" was bad.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'd like to think that back when newspapers actually employed copy editors something like this wouldn't slip through.
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    "The guy's got huge (marbles)"
  10. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member


  11. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    I just wish the rest of the Cubs had huge balls like Lilly. I hate my team this year.
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

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