The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:56 am

columbia wrote:I feel like this belongs here.....

Ron Cook complaining:
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron- ... 1401210101

More evidence of hack media writers. Gotta get an article in feign outrage. This place has better writing than any Burgh media outlet.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby pensfan1989 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:19 pm

20 paragraphs of 1 line or less
6 multiple sentence paragraphs

A truly awful column
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

The article is basically "I understand why I don't really need to complain about this, but I'm going to do it anyway, because I'm a crotchety old bastard"
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:45 pm

It essentially is just saying what happend last night and putting "Who saw this comming...." at the beginning of each sentance to make it seem more outrageous
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:54 pm

I thought Poni and Cook yelling at each other would be funny just like Cook yelling at Vinny, but this is just unlistenable.

Poni with his trolling scenarios and Cook with his straight line, can't waiver views, it just doesn't mix.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby Defence21 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:05 pm

Not defending Cook here, as I hate the day after columns, but why is it any different than what we read on here?

As for the paragraphs, understand that it's written for print, not for web. A full line you see on there ends up being 2-3 lines in a newspaper. A 2-3 line paragraph ends up at 6-9 lines in a newspaper and becomes unread. His style isn't a problem in this or any article. The content, on the other hand, can be argued.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Defence21 wrote:Not defending Cook here, as I hate the day after columns, but why is it any different than what we read on here?


Just some red meat for the thread regulars. :lol:
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby slappybrown on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:54 pm

Defence21 wrote:As for the paragraphs, understand that it's written for print, not for web. A full line you see on there ends up being 2-3 lines in a newspaper. A 2-3 line paragraph ends up at 6-9 lines in a newspaper and becomes unread. His style isn't a problem in this or any article.


START WRITING NERD RANT

One-sentence paragraphs are best used judiciously to stress some important point the writer is making. The short, declarative sentence should impact the reader both in cadence and catch his eye in terms of format. You do not use one-sentence paragraphs to fill space because you have nothing meaningful to say, because that makes you hack.

Look at this article; it doesn't achieve the goal of running "2-3 lines" in a newspaper. Its filler, and stylistically poor. This is straight from the piece:


That's a long way of saying the Penguins were disinterested and stunk in a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers at Consol Energy Center.

It happens.

All teams -- even the better teams -- have a few really rotten nights in an 82-game schedule.

I know it happens.

There is no reason to panic.

But who saw this coming?

"We can't play a hockey game like that," captain Sidney Crosby said.

"They beat us in every area," coach Dan Bylsma added.

Who saw it coming?



WHAT IN THE **** IS THAT??? This is prose for halfwits. GUESS WHAT I SEE COMING? MORE RHETORICAL QUESTIONS THAT CONVEY ZERO INFORMATION AND DON'T EVEN ACHIEVE THE OSTENSIBLE GOALS OF A DAILY COLUMNIST; THAT IS, TO CONVEY AN OPINION OF SOME KIND.

Who saw the Penguins playing such undisciplined hockey, especially in the second period when Tanner Glass, Crosby and Chris Kunitz took unnecessary penalties?

Really?

Sure, it happens.

But this bad?



DERP CALL HERP RESPONSE DERP CALL HERP RESPONSE

A better discussion: Is the writing in this piece more offensively inane from a stylistic standpoint, or is it the content that is putting me at risk for a stroke?

THIS **** GUY PUT "REALLY?" AS A STANDALONE PARAGRAPH!

END WRITING NERD RANT
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby pensfan1989 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:56 pm

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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:56 pm

I've complained about the one sentence paragraph schtick in other threads. When in God's name did that become acceptable in newspapers?
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby Defence21 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:57 pm

columbia wrote:I've complained about the one sentence paragraph schtick in other threads. When in God's name did that become acceptable in newspapers?

Not only is it acceptable, it's encouraged. Short paragraphs = readers more likely to read.

Journalism is a completely different breed of writing than most other forms we've traditionally learned.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:04 pm

Defence21 wrote:
columbia wrote:I've complained about the one sentence paragraph schtick in other threads. When in God's name did that become acceptable in newspapers?

Not only is it acceptable, it's encouraged. Short paragraphs = readers more likely to read.


When my daughter picks out her books she wants me to read at night, I highly encourage her to pick out the books that have only short one paragraph pages.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby Defence21 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:09 pm

newarenanow wrote:
Defence21 wrote:
columbia wrote:I've complained about the one sentence paragraph schtick in other threads. When in God's name did that become acceptable in newspapers?

Not only is it acceptable, it's encouraged. Short paragraphs = readers more likely to read.


When my daughter picks out her books she wants me to read at night, I highly encourage her to pick out the books that have only short one paragraph pages.

Psychologically, it's much easier to prepare yourself to read short paragraphs than long ones. Additionally, newspapers are deliberately to be written at a 6th - 8th grade level. People don't have attention spans and won't keep reading if they're "challenged" by long paragraphs or big words.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby slappybrown on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:13 pm

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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:13 pm

columbia wrote:I feel like this belongs here.....

Ron Cook complaining:
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron- ... 1401210101


did a monkey write this? wtf. there are 11 paragraphs with less than 5 words. ee cummings he is not
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:14 pm

Shame on you, Ron Cook.

Shame on you.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:24 pm

AHHHH I COULDN'T DISAGREE WITH YA MORE.

I THINK ITS A FINE PIECE. I SEE NOTHIN WRONG WITH IT!

IF THATS THE WAY THE GUY WANTS TO WRITE LET HIM WRITE LIKE THAT WUDDYU CARE???


JUST A REEDICULOUS ASSUMPTION
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:45 pm

What is the difference between a "brother" station and "sister" station?
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby slappybrown on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:51 pm

newarenanow wrote:What is the difference between a "brother" station and "sister" station?

One has a wee-wee and one has a hoo-ha.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby the wicked child on Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 pm

slappybrown wrote:
newarenanow wrote:What is the difference between a "brother" station and "sister" station?

One has a wee-wee and one has a hoo-ha.

Lol.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby PghSkins on Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:00 pm

slappybrown wrote:
newarenanow wrote:What is the difference between a "brother" station and "sister" station?

One has a wee-wee and one has a hoo-ha.


That makes da Fan a hermaphrodite.

It has multiple wee wees and at least one hoo ha
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby pensfan1989 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:13 pm

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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby jimjom on Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:21 am

I don't like that Josh Miller talks about chewing tobacco all the time. Small complaint, yes, but an unhealthy habit.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby jimjom on Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:49 pm

Print journalism but since he does radio I can discuss here.

Zeise writes article about Pitt going on the road & taking on Maryland in front of raucous ACC fans, lists both teams' records, names the proper name of the arena, doesn't say what time the game is anywhere in the article.
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Re: The Official LGP Pittsburgh Sport Radio Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:48 am

did anyone ever hear what happened to teen wolfs roommate? they made a pretty big deal out of it a few days ago and its sort of disappeared
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