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Woody Paige back to Denver Post

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From the Moddy Pipeline:

    Woody Paige is returning to the Denver Post. They totally screwed Marc Spears, by the way. They had him trying out to be a columnist, and then they decided to hire Woody back. Don't know in what capacity.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Cold Pizza's gain is Denver's loss....
  3. Blushing

    Blushing Member

    Woody has contributed to the impression that sportswriters are ranting idiots, if not state-of-the-art wackos. And with his persistent shtick, he has lost journalistic credibility.
  4. JHath

    JHath Member

    Can't say I like Woody's stuff - he definitely comes off as a buffoon - and I haven't read Marc's stuff in years, but when I edited his raw copy at one of his first stops, it was horrific. So horrific in fact that the desk banded together and went to the EE about it with a 2-inch-thick file. Marc left a few months later for a better job.

    Still, I hope Marc has improved since then because he always was a nice guy. To be tried out and then denied stinks - especially if Woody is the other option. Hang in there, Marc.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    On the other hand, he looks like Jerry Freakin Izenberg compared to Skippy
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Mr. Spears can really work sources, though. I'd always find a spot for a strong reporter, though maybe not the columnist's spot.

    I'd find a spot for Mr. Paige, too. Maybe in the letters to the editor once a month or so.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Woody Paige does act like a moron on TV, but his columns -- as I remember them from his pre-ESPN days -- were very good. I think he has plenty of credibility in the print medium.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    woody's a legend among readers in denver. he understood he could always go home again. 8) 8) 8)
  9. Blushing

    Blushing Member

    As for Skippy, he has no credibility either. The guy can make words dance. But he lost all credibility when he cowered outside the interview room, listening with an ear to the door, rather than go inside and confront Tom Watson. Skippy had just written a column blasting Watson as a choke. Watson, of course, went out and won the tournament, and Skippy didn't have the . . . . courage to face him. And it's these guys, Skippy and Woody, that ESPN makes stars, which is why, or at least one reason, I say ESPN has lowered the level of sports commentary in this country.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Did Woody wet his pants? That Tom Watson is scary mean.
  11. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    What, eating dog food wasn't good enough for Woody?
  12. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Doesn't the Denver Post have a "hiring freeze" -- much like the rest of the industry?

    clicking on sarcasm font
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