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Wright Thompson's search for "Sweet Jimmy" Robinson

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Songbird, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    There's no final destination, only a sad, beautiful journey.

  2. mellinger

    mellinger New Member

    Beautiful story. Wright is one of those guys who makes me inspired to be in this business, but also depressed about how much I suck in comparison.

    Hear he has another one coming tomorrow that's going to make me want to drink.

    I hate you, Wright. I swear, I hate you....(pause)...Oh my gosh, I love you.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's an amazing writer, but why should anyone give a fuck about someone who fought Ali 48 years ago?

    No interest whatsoever in the story.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    So, you don't like to tell a story, mizzou?
  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I could give two shits about boxing but that story sucked me in. It's as much about sports as "Citizen Kane" is about a sled.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How can I expect him to find Sweet Jimmy Robinson when he can't find Elvis Grbac?
  7. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Great guy, great writer, good friend.

    Haven't seen him in a while but it's always nice to.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  9. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Couple weeks ago, I wanted to do a column about storytelling...so I called Wright...

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Gee, it never once read like 3,100 words...
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    For the same reason why it's interesting to find out about a baseball player who played one inning of one game in 1905. Curiosity.

    Everyone has a story to tell beyond what is written in black and white, including searching for a guy whose claim to fame lasted about a minute and a half 48 years ago.
  12. golfnut8924

    golfnut8924 Guest

    I agree. I'll take a story about a Sweet Jimmy Robinson over yet another story about LeBron, Tom Brady or Tiger any day of the week.
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