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Top 25 in the era of USA Today

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by budcrew08, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    I hope I'm not d_b'ing:
    Top 25 in the era of USA Today:

  2. USA Today has an era?
    It is to weep.
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Lead story (on A1!) the other day was a training-camp runup on new NFL starting QBs. Paper must know its audience.
  4. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Doesn't ESPN have this sort of thing copyrighted?
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    There are hundreds of things I hate about ESPN, but this is one of the less-heralded things.

    Everything is listed, or compared to five events:

    Kirk Gibson's home run
    Michael Jordan
    Flutie's pass
    Lake Placid
    The Patriots

    I hate how everything is compartmentalized.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Yes. Self-serving bullshit that basically tells the stupid masses that sports did not exist until we told you they did.

    ESPN thinks nothing existed before 1979. USA Today thinks nothing existed before 1982.
    The sad part is, there's a whole generatioon of misguided, misinformed sports "fans" who actually believe this kind of bullshit.
    And worse still, there are a whole bunch of you misguided fools who are now sportswriters who have absolutiely no perspective for the history of sports prior to the mass consumption era of McNewspaper and SportsCenter.
  7. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    I have not heard that one in eons. Too bad, too. It's a great one.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I've heard it called either "McPaper" or "the multicolored fish wrap."
  9. Once they dumped Larry King, they lost me.
  10. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    You know, Terry Bradshaw essentially did not play in the USA Today era.
    He was in 10 games spread over the 1982 and 1983 seasons; in 83 he played one game for only a couple of series. (It was memorable, staking the Steelers to a lead that got them into the playoffs, but enough to knock out some of the great players who didn't make the list?)
    Did they give him credit for making jokes on Fox?
    Or perhaps for his performance in "Failure To Launch"?
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