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Thanks again, AP

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    As usual when a late event happens, newsroom.ap absolutely spitting the bit as everyone tries to get UMBC-Virginia pics.

    Spinning beachball of death ...
  2. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    Fwiw, I did a few Florida football and basketball tournaments for AP back in the day...
  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    A quirk I noticed in AP football box scores:

    Last night, Washington scores a touchdown. The PAT is blocked, and Washington State runs the ball back for two points. Yet those two points weren't mentioned in the box score.

    Here's how AP reported it:
    WAS — H Bryant 22 pass from Fuller (kick failed). 20-7

    the next scoring play was :
    WST — J Williams 1 run (pass failed). 20-15

    How WSU scored the two points remained a mystery.

    There should be a line that says something like, WST — Jones 2-point conversion return. 20-9.

    Anyone have a reason behind this?
  4. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    100 minutes of game time in the MLS Cup, and about 30 minutes since the end of game (as of 11:08), and all we have on the AP wire is 4 photos from 2 photographers, including 3 of Josef Martinez? Really?

    By this point of the SEC championship at the very same stadium, there were upwards of 100 photos on the wire.

    If this was a Falcons game, they'd already have a full page of cheerleader T&A pics.
  5. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    All together now: "I blame soccer."
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  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    What did you expect when all the photographers came from North and South Carolina just to shoot the game?
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  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Today's spring training glance shows the Mariners playing a split-squad game vs. San Francisco in Tokyo Monday morning our time. This might come as a shock to the soon-to-be-retired Bruce Bochy, having to fly a team across the Pacific for a split-squad game. Maybe, just maybe, it's the Yomiuri Giants, as listed on an earlier date in the same glance?

    Oh, and, just a reminder. It the Nippon Ham Fighters, not the Nippon Ham Fighters.

    Thus endeth this discussion of Japanese baseball until MLB again exports Opening Day.
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