Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Sports Cliche List

This has been around since 1999, apparently, but I'm just now running across The Sports Cliche List. Pretty comprehensive list of things to avoid. It's a link off a more world-wide cliche site here.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Clark tool No. 51

Roy Peter Park says too many 'ings' can slow down good writing, and that more direct language can be a lot more effective.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Sports Front Exchange

Some guys in Orlando have gotten together to start the Sports Front Exchange, a site where you can compare the daily sports fronts of various newspapers. It's a growing concern, and interesting.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Back from a trip

Yeah, yeah, I know I've promised to be a little more regular about updating this site. And I'm going to keep trying. Just got back from six days away, though, and didn't look at it at all, I admit.

The most interesting thing going on now is the discussion sparked by Garry Howard's comments that it's OK, as sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to "root" for success for a home team -- because it makes a better story.

I actually agree with him in some sense -- covering a good team can make the work a bit more fun and interesting -- although I wish he would have said it a little less, well, rootily.

Milton Kent of the Baltimore Sun says it's basically not something to agree with at all, and I understand the point he's making, too.

So there I go again, taking a forceful stand.