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Wright Thompson: outta the park, through the uprights, slam dunk, et al

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    Read it and weep:

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's brilliant as usual. I just want him to stop putting himself in the story. Every "I" and "me" drives me insane.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I don't have a problem with it. If I read stories based on newspaper writing rules from 1990, maybe. But not now. Not in this case anyway.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Tried to read it, but it's about Cleveland. Lost interest a couple hundred words in.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Boobie Gibson is my new hero.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I'm not from Cleveland and I loved it. Expand your mind a little.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Your head would explode from overuse if you had my brain for five minutes.
  8. JimmyOlson

    JimmyOlson Member

    FWIW, Whitlock is crushing this story and Thompson on Twitter today. Calling it Mitch Albom-level schlock.

    I loved the story myself. Just wanted to point out Whitlock's take.
  9. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    I can only wonder what Dr. B.A. Homer would say about Whitlock's transparent jealousy.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Whitlock's new schtick is to go the opposite of everything, no matter what.
  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

  12. I started reading it and pulled out early, so this obviously limits the value of my opinion. But my first reaction when I began wading in was a broad sort of depression and disdain that this talented writer chose to apply his gifts to this topic.

    I read a great deal about sports, and I've read so many stories about hard-luck Cleveland fans over the years, and also about their latest misfortune. I begin to read and soon all I can think is, "is this all we have to make a big deal about?"
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