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Worst article to come out Opening Day?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Illino, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Illino

    Illino Member

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/7780515/cubs-changed-their-culture-not-their-roster

    I'd be willing to say so, even without reading hardly anything else. Dude's not even funny.
     
  2. Mulligan

    Mulligan Guest

    I liked it.
     
  3. writingump

    writingump Member

    Not the best, not the worst. It's not Dan Wetzel by any means, but it's not brutal.
     
  4. Cullen9

    Cullen9 Member

    I'd vote for this:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AnFFzx5UgdKoow0_TfQm_YsRvLYF?slug=ea-adelson_tigers_verlander_red_sox_closer_valentine_040512

    Adelson is usually great, spot on. But I think he sunk to an all-time low on this one. He went to a place I didn't think he could go.

    This story made me think: Do you think sports writers sometimes adapt their writing to a fanbase? Adelson tells Red Sox fans to panic. Why? Because the joke today is that every Sox fan is on a bridge somewhere ready to jump. Do you think he's buying into that notion that Sox fans are quick to overblow things and he's trying to use that to his advantage?

    If that's the case, he failed. Sure, some Sox fans are that way. But most are thinking today: 'Well, we lost to Verlander, the Cy and the MVP, but we gave both him and Valverde a fight. Arguably the best starter-closer combo in baseball and we still almost won.'
     
  5. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    Just more evidence that we sportswriters have come to believe we're actually a part of the story.
     
  6. When assigned to a game involving a Boston team, Adelson basically just plugs the team names and final score into his "Panicking Boston fans!!!" template: http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ea-bruins_stifle_lightning_051911
     
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