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What is your paper doing with the NFL preseason games?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TyWebb, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    At mine, we are running a story on the local team's game with art, no cp or anything, on the front with accompanying capsules from other games with the jump.

    I can't bring myself to play something so pointless any bigger than that.
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    If you're in an NFL market and you have nothing else big going on, there's nothing wrong with making it a CP. Some people enjoy following their NFL team.
  3. Local team at the top of the page with art, refers, etc.

    PGA Championship has been our CP.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    2-3 inches for each game in a roundup on like page 6.

    Then again, the local team plays tonight.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Locals get coverage, the rest are in a NFL notes rail

    Total waste of time and space other than locals.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I don't think it's a waste of time and space...entirely. It's a waste of time and space if you're running roundups of what actually happened in the games. But there are semi-important decisions that get made/semi-interesting things that happen. I'd imagine people might like to know how Brady Quinn did in his first game, for example, or how Joey Harrington did now that he's the starter for the Falcons.

    You basically have to treat it like just another day of training camp, IMO.
  8. 0-fer

    0-fer Member

    Here, here. Who gives a flying fu-crying out loud about the preseason. I do agree with deskslave, it is just another day of training camp, ergo page 3 crunched between the agate and "today on tv."
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You should all call them exhibition games.
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Area team gets front page for big news in preseason. Almost everything else gets on inside. Preseason games get in the roundup mode, usually as tight as possible. It's worthless, yes, but a lot of people like these worthless games.
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Non-NFL cities -- Run the NFL exhibition games as the topper on an NFL notebook, especially if there's a significant injury. This is a good place for the games because you can keep everything in one location if you have to chase the page.
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Is this a new phenomenon?
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