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Why Dave Kindred still writes...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double Down, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

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  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    A modest giant.
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  3. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    It's sad about Kindred's wife, and that he has to deal with it every day.

    But I, somehow, did not find this story to be sad.
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  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    A good point.
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  5. Tweener

    Tweener Well-Known Member

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  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I knew he'd been covering that girls' team. I did not know about his wife. I hope her journey is as comfortable as it can be.
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  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Would have loved to have read the piece he wrote that got him in some hot water with the parents. I mean, c'mon, you gotta piss off some parents at some point. That's why sports writers are drawn to sports.
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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Same here. A very nice read.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  10. AD

    AD Active Member

    Beautiful soul, great writer. Many young journos don't realize just how powerful a voice Kindred was at the Washington Post, because he never became a TV persona. Kornheiser and Wilbon are great in their own ways, but Kindred was the section's quiet yet towering voice -- and yet just as gentle a presence in the press box. No knock on those who moved to TV; everybody's got mouths to feed. But there are few better examples of a sportswriter understanding his lane, working it perfectly, and gracefully toiling on when the hot-take world moves on. To have him recognized now is sort of stunning. Tip of the cap to all involved.
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    Dave is good people and has always been a great resource. Got to know him through my late father. Read him at the Courier-Journal while in college, and with the Post when I went back to D.C.

    A great writer and an even better man.
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  12. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    60 Minutes starting now, except on the west coast, I presume. I have it DVRing, looking forward to seeing the Kindred segment.
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