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theloveofsports.com

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by chigurdaddy, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. chigurdaddy

    chigurdaddy Guest

    Ordinarily, this would go under the jobs board, but it seems to me that despite the poster promoting "Aspiring Sportwriters" this this ad has nothing to do with journalism. Some wacky startup website called theloveofsports.com supposedly wants aspiring sportswriters to focus on the positives. No need to stress about steroids, federal indictments. After all, should we really be covering that stuff, anyway?

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/wri/838900284.html
     
  2. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    If it's on craigslist, it must be legit.
     
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Oh good. The domaine name theloveofpiss.com is still available.
     
  4. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    for the love of piss. [/petty]
     
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    They talk about "positive" coverage but have an article trashing San Diego State for losing to Cal Poly.

    This is just another wannabe blog.
     
  6. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Ouch. A "wannabe blog?" That's like being a wannabe Eastern Michigan alum.
     
  7. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    No one ever wants to be a Directional Michigan alum. It just happens.
     
  8. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    What about solid.com?
     
  9. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    I went to the site and read what I guess could be called a column on Vince Young and quickly came away with the impression that the site needs quality editors.

    My first problem was calling the Tennessee Titans a "billion dollar corporation." I severely doubt the Tennessee Titans are a billion-dollar corporation or would go for that if sold.

    This sentence was two paragraphs later, "While other players meld under the spotlight placed upon them."

    My guess would be the author meant melt.

    Mistakes like those kill any credibility this piece would have.

    I also take points off for the only quote coming from NFL.com. Original quotes are far, far better. However, the author may be many miles away from Nashville or not able to have access to Titans personnel, making getting an original quote impossible.
     
  10. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Interesting choice for one "positive" feature: Cornelius Bennett, minus any mention of the time he spent in jail.

    And yes, Mr. X, any editing would be an improvement.
     
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Don't give him ideas.
     
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Fan-fucking-tastic.
     
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