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Wright Thompson's walk-off

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by fishwrapper, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Not sure it's quite a walk-off, but...pretty damn impressive.
    This is why I posted, when the discussion came up last week, why he's one of the the best going right now. If you read one Zenyatta piece this weekend, make it this one:

  2. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Did he actually talk to the horse?
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Did you actually read the story?
  4. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    I'll finish it later, but the first two sections were fantastic.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm emotional already today, but I'm crying from that. I'm also a horse racing fan, so there's that.

    But a glorious story.
  6. Rudy Petross

    Rudy Petross Member

    Overall I really enjoyed the story. My only complaint was that he threw himself in the story. It's just a pet peeve of mine, but no gives a shit about us. I think you can tell the same story without saying, "Look at me! Look at me!"
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I understand this stance. And, I won't discount it.
    But, I thought that's what made for me. It was more "look at them" than "look at me," I felt.
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Yeah, I'm not big on first person either, but it really worked in this piece.

    Well done, Wright.
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    No one can talk to a horse, of course.
  10. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else think of Ruffian as they read that?
  11. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    I thought of Joe Palmer's line on Man o' War, "as near to living flame as a horse can get." A fabulous job throughout, especially describing the Classic move, with the quick jump steps right, getting her clear for the run to the wire....
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