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Wright Thompson - ESPN's only decent excuse to exist

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by Bergs, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Bergs

    Bergs Member SoSH Member

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    I was going to shoehorn this great piece somewhere in BbtL, but figured there must be a Wright Thomspon thread in the Media Forum. Turns out there wasn't, so there is now. I have enjoyed this guys work for years.

    He is definitely inspired by the late great Hunter S. Thompson (no relation so far as I know), wielding a sharp wit and a truly Southern (in the best possible way) style of elegant storytelling. He is an absolute master of the closing graf. I'm a fan.

    Here's another couple of his pieces I really enjoyed:

    Best Tiger Woods piece ever (I know it's been linked in the golf forum before, but whatever):

    Best Theo Epstein piece ever (Again, I know it's been linked here before)

    Unforgettable piece on the death of a college hoops coach
     
  2. cheech13

    cheech13 Member SoSH Member

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  3. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    Thompson's really got an obsession about writing about obsession, doesn't he? But man, he does that theme as well as Posnanski does childlike joy and wonder.
     
  4. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    Which made him perfect for the Joe Pa apology/book.
     

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