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Why Scoop's Vegas Column TRUMPS Whitlock's

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Sportsbruh, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    So wait, Snoop Dogg is writing for Page 2 now? I'm confused.
  2. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    My God, I just read that "column." I can honestly say I've never read anything like that. It wasn't so much a column as a list of names with words thrown in between, some I knew, some I'd never heard of, and with no real concern with flow or coherency.

    How do the editors at ESPN even edit that story? I don't think you're finding many of those words in Webster's or AP Style.
  3. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Hey, Sportsbruh, when you get together with Scoop, who is the pitcher and who is the catcher?
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    When they're one and the same it's called "self-pleasuring."
  5. haterade?
  6. MrMojave

    MrMojave Member

    I went down to the scene this weekend, my editor was out gambling Saturday night/Sunday morning at the MGM, my publisher had a plane into town last week, and I think my observations and their second-hand observations both fit more in with Whitlock's column. The town was filled with thugs – inconsiderate, arrogant thugs who treated this like a party boat on Havasu, except instead of throwing beads they were throwing punches. I can appreciate Whitlock's feelings and observations, certainly more than I can appreciate Scoop's.

    I don't think anyone around here expected this much of that element to show up. In my mind, I have a hard time picturing this same thing happening last year in Houston, for example.

    Plus, Scoop is a liar (see a column he wrote for ESPN from Vegas a few years ago that cited Triple-A baseball games on the board at Mandalay Bay, something that's never happened), and he's still working on getting points back for that.
  7. Sorry Scoop, but your column reads like a personal email from my 16-year-old column telling me what he did this weekend. I can't finish reading those either.
  8. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

    I'm sorry that you got the Commoner's treatment. Vegas was a Sea of Have's and Have Nots. Clearly, you were one of the Have Nots.

    Don't hate the playa - hate the game.

    Here is a case of TWO very, very different ANGLES!

    One person got the VIP rope dropped at their Feet and the other couldn't buy a Vowel.
  9. mrmojo

    this thing has been building for years. it has just been ignored by the media. i've been getting emails from people with "strong" nba ties thanking me for pointing out the all-star disaster.
  10. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    "Don't hate the playa, hate the game."

    Wow. So deep. So profound. So original.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Jason is right. Vegas just insured they will never get a major league franchise in any sport.

    Here is what I know about the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Vegas:
    Fights in casinos
    Fights in the streets
    Fights in the airport because of a mile-long line at Southwest's counter (yes, a mile)
    Low TV ratings

    Here's what I don't know about the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Vegas:
    Who won
    Who was named MVP
    Who won the slam-dunk contest
  12. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

    How else can you explain why you were WAITING IN LINES and others were being EXPRESSED?

    And your boi above your post can't wrap his brain-around the fact that he was in the company of the GREATEST ASSEMBLY OF BLACK TALENT in one city - and HE got IGNORED! and SHUNNED!

    ****where is the rolled eyes feature****
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