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The Last Great SJ Thread

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by henryhenry, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    This is funny, sort of.


    Maybe Wojo won't think so.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The point is fine, but the horrible, snarky way it's written just undercuts the point. You don't get to call people out for being unoriginal when your post is snarky takedowns of other things.

  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I guess that's it. The queen of sj has spoken.

    In the list writer forgot the best of "the last" -
    Tom Wolfe's "The Last American Hero" about Junior Johnson. Maybe it does not count because it was originally Esquire story.
  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    You don't? You want a measured, nuanced meditation on how publishing houses use the word "last" in what they think is a way of selling a few extra books?

    I'll pass on the book. Well, maybe not. I'd like to see how it "changed basketball."
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  6. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    you wants facts?

    factually, was he the last champion?
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    No. What I want is some modicum of effort beyond "google last in book title" and "google Fred Perry."
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    And FTR, your wifey is and forever will be queen of SportsJournalists.com. So you can take your sanctimonious bullshit somewhere else. I said I WOULD PASS. Not "everyone should stop reading this thread because I have weighed in now."

    Fuck off, Boom.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I too would like to see how it "changed" basketball.

    Perhaps it was a simple as putting a big man on player taking ball out.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Of course not.

    But the lazy punchline in the case of the Fred Perry entry is neither funny nor correct.
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    In a particular sense? Yes. And still is.
  12. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

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