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Why I love Friday nights

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    (Phone rings)

    "Sports department."

    "Yeah, I need to call in a football score."

    "Where are you calling from?"

    "A bus."
     
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    At least they called :D
     
  3. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    No such thing as a bad call, in that context, anyway.
     
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Why I don't love Friday nights:

    1 1/2 hour drives back to the office in pitch black nothingness that is West Texas. On the bright side, we killed a coyote and a skunk on the drive.
    On the lame side, I watched an absolute blowout which would have been fine, but the losing team decided to spend the second half practicing their passing offense. Cocksuckers.
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    RING RING

    "Hello, Daily Dipstick Sports."

    "We won!!"

    "Cool. What was the score?"

    "31-16"

    "Where was the game played?"

    "Our place"

    :eek: ::) ::)
     
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    You know why I love Friday nights?

    Because one of our veteran "correspondents" is hard at work right beside me typing his story on a Trash-80. Like he does every week. Like he does every season. That thing will never die. :D
     
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    As long as it works. :)

    I still have mine. Never use it anymore, but I kept it.
     
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    To go along with Sportschick's post...

    "Can I have the final score?"

    "24-16."

    "OK, who won?"

    (I think asking for the final score implies that you want to know the teams involved, too, but what do I know?)
     
  9. I would probably answer the same way this person did. It took me a couple reads just to figure out why this was post-worthy (not to fault HH; I'm just an idiot)
     
  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    I used to love those drives when I worked out in West Texas ...
     
  11. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    See, now a 90-minute drive in parts of New England probably means you're covering a game that's a state or two away.
     
  12. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Nothing at all wrong with that. The phone calls I hate are the ones that come 20 minutes before deadline:

    "Uh, yeah, can you tell me who won the game between ..."

    Those are never good.
     
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