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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 Active 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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