Anyone who has struggled to write a 1,000-word term paper or essay by the end of the semester can certainly appreciate the ability of the sports journalist to craft a cogent and engaging 500-word game story in a half hour!
I have a great admiration for that ability, having been a sports writer myself for about a dozen years, including several at The Herald Bulletin. I was the wretched sort of sports reporter, though, who cannot let go of his story and perpetually misses deadlines.
I’m sure Rick finds it particularly ironic these days when I am critical of missed deadlines!
Unlike me, Rick and George have natural gifts for writing on tight deadlines, and their decades of experience covering high school football, basketball and other events serve them well.
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