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SMG presents Gene Collier

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    So true that you can't be a good writer without reading. Good interview.
  2. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    he says it's an "easy job".

    if he worked in a larger market i wonder if he would say that.
  3. badmoon

    badmoon Member

    I've known and read Gene a very long time. He can play in any league there is, and I suspect his feelings would be the same.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    One of the good guys in the business, period!
  5. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Really, really surprised to see he's from Coaldale. Of all the places...
  6. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Right because Mike Lupica, travel baseball coach extraordinaire, and Mitch Albom have such a tough life writing their opinions about sports from their couches.
  7. boots

    boots New Member

    Gene is old school and a pro's pro. Those who have worked along side of him will attest to that. Money and greed has changed Mike and Mitch. Mike also has a problem with his ego that needs constant stroking.
    However, all three are excellent writer. If I were ranking purely on talent, the order from best to worst is Mitch, Gene and Mike.
  8. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    i don't doubt he would make it any market - particularly writing like this:

  9. boots

    boots New Member

    Henry, I don't know you but I know Gene. I know what he can do on deadline and off deadline. Like I said earlier, he's a pro's pro.
  10. CatchMeUp

    CatchMeUp Member

    Murderers Row defined: Mark Whicker, Jayson Stark, Bill Conlin and Gene Collier covering the 1980 Phillies.
  11. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    boots, i don't know you but i know what i wrote in my last post.
    it was meant to be complimentary.
    somehow, you didn't get it, but that didn't stop you from using a cliche, "pro's pro."
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