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Write the gamer, don't try your stand-up material...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by markvid, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. markvid

    markvid Guest

    This from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's story on Temple-Penn State, which, of course, went on without Joe Paterno who is recuperating at home after his leg and knee surgery.

    So the Penn State football team did something for their ailing coach: They went out and won one for the gimper.

    Ouch. Just plain awful.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Quick, someone cue up the Price is Right losing horns!
  3. The Basement

    The Basement Member

    that is brutal.
    funny if a player said it, but from the writer? = bad.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    bah-dum-bum-chhhh...thank you, thank you. That writer just flew in from Happy Valley and boy are his arms tired. Be sure to tip your waitress and try the veal.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Give him a break. It was Temple; he probably had the lede written days ago.
  6. ShelbyFoote

    ShelbyFoote Member

    Ugh, I hate these threads. They only should be allowed if the person that starts them is willing to post all their crappy ledes through the years.

    And for the record: I think graf is fine.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It had no byline?
  8. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I love these threads. Helps me know what not to do. Though, I'm sure I'll be pissed when the day arrives and it's my lede at the top of the thread.
  9. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I'd rather see a writer try something than do the same old same old.

    It's one quick line. It's not like it's one of those long, painful setups with no payoff.

    Threads like this are one reason why there are so many constipated writers. So many people get browbeaten into being afraid to try anything.
  10. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    I thought it was funny.
  11. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    really? gimper? funny? oh geez!
    Are you also the same person who saw and enjoyed Gigli? The only person.
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Is it brilliant? I guess not.

    Is it so bad that it's worth a thread here?

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