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from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby penny lane on Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:51 pm

From ESPN the magazine~ 10 moments from the year in sports.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story ... id=3741106
Article about Sid and the pens spring fling. :wink:
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Stan Potash on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:14 pm

thanks for the post! but seriously... what a horrible piece of writing.
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby K2 on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:23 pm

A guy named Stan Potash is gonna know good journalism when he sees it ;)

But seriously, I've seen better writing in my high school and college newspapers
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Maagwa on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:28 pm

I liked it.
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby vjx67 on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:47 pm

i liked it too. nice light-hearted piece that shows how even the best can lose.
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Spikey on Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:06 pm

Foundations of hope were laid in places that hadn't had much reason to cheer. Even cities like Pittsburgh saw their way out.


I'm not sure I understand what that's supposed to mean. Aside from the Pirates, we're not exactly hurting in terms of sports teams.
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby CKA24 on Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:09 am

Absolutely poor piece of writing... just terrible. I've read international standards that were written better than that...
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Brian on Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:03 am

Can yinz guys point to any specifics when calling that article a "poor piece of writing?"

I’m just happy ESPN included something about hockey in its 10-ten list.
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Stan Potash on Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:46 am

it's just terrible. no focus or direction. you can't tell where it's going. no thought seems to follow the previous thought for any reason. some of what is said hardly even makes sense. - like the quote mentioned above. i can understand someone being happy that sid is mentioned in a piece, but that doesn't mean it's written well.
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Brian on Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:41 pm

Its author should have ignored conventional grammar rules. Maybe then the article would have been "well written." Why would ESPN hire someone who cannot write?
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Re: from ESPN magazine: "The Things we Forget"

Postby Daniel87 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:02 am

The author averaged about 2 commas per sentence. Usually it gets confusing when there are that many pauses.
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