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Entries Tagged as 'Sports Journalism'

Barney Ronay: England’s Best Soccer Writer

May 12th, 2017 · 1 Comment · English Premier League, Football, soccer, Sports Journalism

I spend a lot of time reading soccer stories. As one does, in Europe. It does not take long to become caught up in European clubs and European leagues, and especially with English football’s Premier League, the most competitive in the world by the accounting of its boosters. Reading about what happened (or what might […]

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Journalism Layoffs and Quickly Reaching ‘Acceptance’

April 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Journalism, Sports Journalism, The National

It’s called the Five Stages of Grieving, and professional journalists by now know it by heart. Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. An interesting development in the grim business of companies firing large numbers of journalists, which has been a primary characteristic of the profession for more than a decade now … is how those being […]

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Tom Brady’s Stolen Jersey and Bogus Sports Writers

March 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Dodgers, Football, Newspapers, NFL, Sports Journalism

The mystery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey has been solved as well as resolved. A Mexican national with a media credential apparently snatched the No. 12 Patriots jersey after New England’s dramatic 28-25 victory in Super Bowl 51, but the jersey is back in the U.S. along with what appears to be the […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Postscript

February 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Road trip, Sports Journalism

Over the previous seven days I posted a preview and six on-the-road reports from a 2,431-mile drive across the continent on Interstate 10, from Ontario to Jacksonville, site of the 2005 Super Bowl. Some thoughts, after retyping on this blog those newspaper submissions from 12 years ago. –We did another drive on Saturday, the day […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Leg 6 to Jacksonville

February 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Road trip, Sports Journalism

Day 7 of the series and Leg 6 of the Interstate 10 road trip to the 2005 Super Bowl, 163 miles from Tallahassee, Fla., to Jacksonville — part of the 2,431 miles across Interstate 10 from Ontario, Calif., to Jacksonville. From February 5, 2005 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We knew we had arrived when we whizzed […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Leg 5 to Tallahassee

February 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Road trip, Sports Journalism

Day 6 of the series and Leg 5 of the Interstate 10 road trip to 2005 Super Bowl, 383 miles from New Orleans to Tallahassee, Fla., part of the 2,431 miles across Interstate 10 from Ontario, Calif., to Jacksonville, Fla. From February 4, 2005 TALLAHASSEE, Florida — We Left Coast natives tend to view Florida […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Leg 4 to New Orleans

February 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Sports Journalism

Day 5 of the series and Leg 4 of the road trip to the 2005 Super Bowl, 543 miles from San Antonio to New Orleans — part of the 2,431 miles across Interstate 10 from Ontario, Calif., to Jacksonville. From February 3, 2005 NEW ORLEANS — The party is already here. How come the Super […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Leg 3 to San Antonio

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Sports Journalism

Day 4 of the series and Leg 3 of the road trip to the 2005 Super Bowl, 558 miles from El Paso to San Antonio, part of the 2,431 miles across Interstate 10 from Ontario, Calif., to Jacksonville, Fla. From February 2, 2005 SAN ANTONIO — Texas is ridiculous. Almost any way you want to […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Leg 2 to El Paso

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Road trip, Sports Journalism

Day 3 of the series and Leg 2 of the road trip to the 2005 Super Bowl, 434 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, Texas, Jacksonville — part of the 2,431 miles across Interstate 10 from Ontario, Calif., to Jacksonville. (The following report came before Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, became globally notorious for drug gangs — […]

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Super-Sized Road Trip: Leg 1 to Phoenix

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Road trip, Sports Journalism

Day 2 of the series and Leg 1 of the road trip to the 2005 Super Bowl, 350 miles from Ontario, Calif., to Phoenix, part of the 2,431 miles from Ontario to Jacksonville, Fla. From January 31, 2005 PHOENIX — The grizzled little man named “Mac” handles bets while sitting on a stool in an […]

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