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Slinging Yang with Jeff Pearlman

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Today's Yang is Wright Thompson.

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I enjoy Thompson's work quite a bit. People bitch about the use of first person, but I think of him as a sports travel writer.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    His voice is like dark chocolate fudge straight out of the oven.
  4. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    That's a douchey hat, though.
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  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    This'll sound haughty, but he's just plain improved over the last 5 years. The Gable and Jordan and Tiger pieces - all excellent - go down a lot better for me than the India/LeBron's Cleveland pieces did.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "Grandpappy's bourbon" is how Boom always described it.

    Pearlman has a nice little networking thing going.
  7. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    But the question has to be asked:

    Is he one of the best columnists working today, or did he only get to where he is because he is a young, hard-working black woman?
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    "Audience engagement on the Tiger Woods story was insane. I mean, people stuck with it. It somewhere feels like they're running with an 8,000-word story that people aren't reading is because they're running a bunch of shitty 8,000-word stories."
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    My thumbnail test for a story's engagement is if I see people sharing it who haven't shared beers with the writer and aren't seeking to.
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  10. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    That's a Twilight Zone episode right there. You make a deal with the devil to have the incredible writing ability and reporting chops of Wright Thompson and draw people in magnetically with your writing, but you have to dress every day as if you're auditioning for a production of Guys and Dolls at a Charleston-area high school for the rest of your life.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I like his hat. I wear a fedora quite a bit. Not as awesome as his, though.
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