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Way to save yourselves Austin American-Statesman

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rumpleforeskin, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    In today's print edition, they ran the headline "Light and Tight" over a story about a high school softball team.

    I'm trying to find the page on Newseum, but can't locate it on there. They've since changed the headline of the story on their Web site to "All Work, No Play is Not the Vista Ridge Way."

  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    To be honest, and I've had my share of headline howlers, 'Light And Tight' is not what I'd be putting as a headline on a story about a high school softball team.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Roasted Nuts
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I am not sure what light and tight would mean, except in the double entendre sense.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm guessing they're a team that keeps it light in attitude, but plays the game tightly and error-free.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    This. "Tight" is one of those overused coachspeek words that means "we didn't eff up."
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Or it could mean they are ``tight'' as in a close-knit group.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Or that they are go up to the plate full of nerves.
  9. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Or that they don't like to spend their own money.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    We may have stumbled onto another reason it was a bad headline.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So my friends who go to the bathroom whenever the check arrives would be "light" in the wallet and "tight" with their money?
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    When I read the article, I got ^^^^ impression, but all others are clever as well.
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