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The Big Lead gets Buzzed -- now updated

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, May 5, 2008.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    http://thebiglead.com/?p=5684

    Didn't see this elsewhere, but Buzz Bissinger sat down with Big Lead and shared how sorry he was.
    I just wish Buzz had stuck to his guns.
     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    Good for him...

    It's the best site out there...

    to work there would be better than having a kid...

    [/mizzougrad96]
     
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    Did Posnaski really write that W.C. Heinz would be blogging instead of working for a print outlet?

    If so, my admiration of Poz, just dropped a big bunch of notches.
     
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

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    The Big Lead sits down with Buzz.
     
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    I don't remember it exactly, but I don't think he said instead of a print outlet. I think it was more like in addition to.
     
  6. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    If a writer the caliber of W.C. Heinz were in his prime today, you bet he wouldn't be writing for a newspaper.

    ESPN.com or Yahoo.com would have thrown a bucket of money at him, and such a writer would be smart enough to see the writing on the wall re: newspapers.

    And he might blog a live diary from an event, and it would be a hell of a read.
     
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    Completely loony and surprisingly lame. Buzz channels Emily Litella: 'Never mind.'

    And he gives it to a blog that makes Deadspin look like Esquire.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    That was awesome.
     
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  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    But he would still be out reporting, not just opining from in front of TV. He wouldn't be navel-gazing about where he buys his favorite cheeseburger, either (except maybe to set scene for a real story). And Pos isn't being honest if he doesn't draw a distinction.
     
  10. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    Poz wrote that in addition to writing for a paper, he would be blogging because people who love writing do it as much as possible. Don't make assertions without actually reading things first ;)

    Oh, and while I'm here:

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    Add your own caption.
     
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  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    Nice pic. My point was, most newspaper sportswriters are not that damn interesting to write the type of blogs that we most often see: Their travel hassles, their pressbox banter, their little miserable lives and interactions... So much of it is stuff that never used to get in the paper -- and now we all know the reasons for that!
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: The Big Lead gets Buzzed

    Posnanski wrote:
    But guess what: If Heinz was young today, if he was 25 years old in 2008, or 30 years old, you know what he would be doing? Yeah. He would be WRITING A FREAKING BLOG. Of course he would. If you love to write, if you want to be heard, if you feel like you have something to say, this is what you do. If you love to write, if you want to be heard, if you feel like you have something to say, this is what you do. Your print outlets are shrinking and shrinking and shrinking. You know, Heinz wrote his famous, "In The Morning They Shot Spies“ piece for True Magazine. Same thing for that great Bummy Davis piece I just mentioned. He wrote sports columns for “The Sun.” He wrote for Madison and Argosy and LIfe and so on.

    http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2008/04/30/prayers-sometimes-get-answered/
     
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