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Worst phrase of the year?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BillyT, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Here is the apology from the sports editor who referred to a high school recruit as a "steaming pile of two guard."

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Totally inappropriate, but I did giggle.
  3. No, the worst was from the Boston Globe idiot who surmised that Peyton Manning would end up headless like Saddam's brother in law ...
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Does anyone have a link to the actual story? I can't seem to find it on their site.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Not that it matters, but it's four months old. Either that, or the website people don't know how to set their clocks. I bet they all have VCRs that flash 12:00! I bet they have VCRs!
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I wouldn't use it in mainstream print, and I wouldn't use it in reference to a high-school player.

    Other than that, it's pretty damn funny.
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    " ... I trusted that he would stay true to Bruce Weber ... Emotions got the better of me not because of your move alone. It was because I felt so bad for Coach Weber, a man who I believe is enduring what I consider undue criticism despite his best-ever first three years in the Big Ten and securing of several very good basketball players. The cacophony of “he can’t recruit,” is going to get louder after your decision, but that is a cumulative thing. And for one bad afternoon at my keyboard, I effectively laid all that at your feet."

    I'm fine. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
  8. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    The original story has been removed.

    I saw the story refernced in a more recent column on Romanesko last week, I think.

    I just wonder, with him being the sports editor, if anyone else read the piece and/or questioned it.
  9. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    I thought this thread would be about the phrase "thrown under the bus."
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How about "resume win"?
  11. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    The ONLY reason he wrote the apology is because Sports Illustrated highlighted his comment in its magazine this week (or was it last week?). He wasn't going to write an apology until his sorry lack of judgment was acknowledged weeks later by the country’s lead sports authority for all to see.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    It'd be perfect for TV, though:

    With shot selection like this, no wonder they call AI a two-guard
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