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SI - Smith on Tillman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cousin Jeffrey, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    That was awesome. I hope the phone didn't ring in the past half hour, because I might not've heard it.
     
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    How does it compare to the first Tillman piece?
     
  4. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    This one's actual non-fiction.
     
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Well put, jersey guy.
     
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    wow. just wow.

    a three-tissues story. :'( :'( :'(

    wow. just wow.
     
  7. Dude

    Dude Active Member


    Same here. I wonder if mailmen have a fetish for Joey Porter not wearing a shirt? :-X
     
  8. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    That's some powerful shit.
     
  9. Did anybody else find it interesting that they listed Smith's sources for this story? I don't think SI has ever done that ... but I could be wrong. Anyway, I'm glad they included it because it gives me a better idea of how much background work Smith does.
     
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I read the first page and just wasn't inclined to go any farther. It didn't reach out to me. I'm probably in the minority on this one.
     
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    This one seemed to require a little more concentration.

    The constant back and forth between past and present (or past and more recent past), while necessary, gets a little jarring after awhile.

    Plus, since a good deal of the story had already been told, I kept waiting for some "Aha, so this is why it was written!" moment. And I never really found it.
     
  12. daemon

    daemon Member

    Plus, since a good deal of the story had already been told, I kept waiting for some "Aha, so this is why it was written!" moment. And I never really found it.
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    Read the last graf of the story and you'll find it.
     
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