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They're games dammit!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mooninite, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Seems like every paper in our surrounding area writes its volleyball gamers and uses the term sets instead of games.
    East Podunk took the final two sets to defeat West Podunk in a volleyball match Monday.
    A volleyball match is the best of five games...not sets. It's not tennis.
    Oh and while we're at it, for all the youngsters in our shop, there's no need to write that a team got spanked, crushed, annihilated or bludgeoned.
    East Podunk won a cross country dual meet, they didn't drop an atomic bomb or beat someone in the head with a blunt object.

    End of mini-rant.
  2. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    What about drubbed?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Is pummeled still good as always?
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i heard "set" instead if "game" a bunch during the olympics
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Volleyball officials are calling them sets now, it's in the official rules. I would disagree, but it's their game.
  6. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    Our competition consistently calls the "matches" "games" in stories. I.E. In West Poducnk's first game of the season, it picked up a 25-15, 25-12, 25-7 victory over Our Lady of the Blessed Broken Anuses."
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I thought it was their match.
  8. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Well played. If I worked for the Plain Dealer, I'd hire you in an instant.
  9. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Did the team plate enough points to win the set?
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, well, that's what ... actually no one says that.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    God forbid anyone try to use any creativity whatsoever in their gamers. Sorry, but if you only write, "The East Podunk Asshats won, 13-0, over the West Podunk reacharounds" for every story you're not writing, you're filling in the blanks.
  12. jps

    jps Active Member

    the intent of the post, though, is solid, still.

    and re: volleyball, it is a 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 win. then list the individual games. but you get to three to win.
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