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Joe Posnanski: your new Senior Writer for SI (Not No More, He Ain't)


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#1151 TheGoldenGreek33

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:13 PM

 

It is fun to talk about Gwynn’s value, his production, his advanced numbers (WAR and OPS+). But it was transcendent just watching him hit, watching him devise a way to slip the baseball through.       

 

Bingo.



#1152 JimD

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:48 AM


 

You can't make this stuff up.



#1153 Smiling Joe Hesketh


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

 

Damn...

 

Right? This in particular got me:

 

 

One of my favorite fatherhood experiences was when Elizabeth rode in the front seat of the car for the first time, and we turned on the radio and some super fun song came on — I think it was “Call Me Maybe” — and we sang along, and she did this funny little dance, and it was so fantastic, even if it doesn’t translate to anyone else.

 

I have a 4 year old daughter, and on a whim this week I taught her "Funkytown," only substituting silly things for "Funky" whenever we wanted. And she made up this silly little dance to it, and it's great. And Joe's description here kinda matches my own experience. Amazing.



#1154 drleather2001


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:02 PM

As I watched her, all I could think was how grown up she has become, how deeply I already miss the 4- and 5- and 6-year old versions of her, but also how fantastic the 9-year-old version is. No, I don’t want to start singing “Sunrise, Sunset” here … fathers understand.

 

 

This part got me.  I already miss the 12 month and 18 month versions of my kids.  Yes, they are more interesting and fun at 2, but they'll never be that cuddly and sweet again.  And, like, that's it, it's over.  Gone.  Just like that.


Edited by drleather2001, 18 June 2014 - 12:02 PM.


#1155 Papelbon's Poutine


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'm severely disappointed that he hasn't written about LeBron coming home yet.

#1156 PBDWake

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

http://probasketball...lander/related/



#1157 drleather2001


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

His blog post on Ted Williams and the Boudreau Shift is classic Pos, though, with his unique blend of youthful, amused, fascination and down to earth explanation.

#1158 Papelbon's Poutine


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

 

Awesome thank you. I always forget to check the NBC site. He has a very weird consistency about which posts make it over to his page. 



#1159 JimD

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

Pos will usually tweet a link to new columns



#1160 Brianish

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

Per his Twitter, Joe was apparently at Harry Potter world with his kids today.

 

Hilarious. 



#1161 Number45forever

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:02 AM

Per his Twitter, Joe was apparently at Harry Potter world with his kids today.

 

Hilarious. 

Not for the first time...if you haven't read this yet, do it:

 

http://joeposnanski....ie-the-prefect/



#1162 PC Drunken Friar

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

Not for the first time...if you haven't read this yet, do it:
 
http://joeposnanski....ie-the-prefect/


Easily one of my favorite blog posts of anyone, anytime, and I dint even have kids and have never read our seen Harry potter.

#1163 JimBoSox9


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

Per his Twitter, Joe was apparently at Harry Potter world with his kids today.

 

Hilarious. 

 

How long is this damn vacation anyways?  He's posted all of three things in August.



#1164 JimD

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:18 AM

Joe's new NBC Sports venture is up - SportsWorld  http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/

 

There’s a beautiful scene in the movie “Heaven Can Wait” where the Warren Beatty character tries to convince his best friend that he didn’t really die. He explains and explains, sounding crazier with every sentence, until finally Mr. Jordan, his guardian angel, makes a suggestion.

 

“Try a little music,” Mr. Jordan says as he points to the saxophone that Warren Beatty’s character used to play. “That’s a great persuader.”

 

It is when I heard the music for the old Saturday Afternoon show NBC’s “SportsWorld” that everything rushed back. I loved everything about “SportsWorld.”

 

Sports television was different then … mostly because there just wasn’t very much of it. The baseball game of the week was exactly what it claimed to be – the only baseball game on television that week. There was no Sunday night NFL game, no 18-hole coverage of golf events, and even NBA playoff games were sometimes tape delayed.

 

And so we craved anything that resembled sports. And that’s precisely what “SportsWorld” was: Anything that resembled sports. Bowling? Yes. Pro wrestling? Yes. Horse races you had never heard of? Yes. Two guys racing down the side of a mountain? Yes.

 

That music would kick in, and this amazing feeling of expectation bubbled over. You had absolutely no idea what kind of athletic event you were about to see. I vividly remember one “SportsWorld” that featured the Bucketeers – a basketball team that Meadowlark Lemon had formed after he left the Harlem Globetrotters. I remember they played outside, on the beach, and it was brilliantly sunny, and a 44-year-old Wilt Chamberlain played for the Bucketeers. It was absolutely fantastic.

 

That feeling is what we’re hoping to recreate here as we reach into the past and revive NBC’s “SportsWorld.” The world has changed, and the media landscape has changed, and there are a lot of ways to tell a good sports story. We want to tell those stories in every way we can.

 

The guts of the new SportsWorld will be the writing. We will feature in-depth stories from the great writers we have throughout NBC – writers from the SportsTalks and the Golf Channel and Rotoworld and the regional sports networks.

 

Beyond that, SportsWorld will feature piercing and innovative video content from across the NBC Sports family. And, yes, we will have a few surprises lined up too because surprises were the essence of the old show.

 

Joe's first contributions are a column about Dale Earnhardt Jr. (http://sportsworld.n...com/this-is-40/) and a piece (not surprisingly) on Ned Yost and the Royals (http://sportsworld.n...better-off-ned/).


Edited by JimD, 15 October 2014 - 11:18 AM.


#1165 The Gray Eagle


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:03 PM

I never heard of SportsWorld on NBC. It sounds like a ripoff of ABC's Wide World of Sports, which was very famous and had a very memorable opening theme. Everything he wrote there would make way more sense (to me anyway) if you switch out SportsWorld with Wide World of Sports. 

 

But since it's NBC's website he can't do that I guess.

 

Sounds like the site is going to try to be like Grantland. I hope it's good.



#1166 Domer

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 08:41 PM

I never heard of SportsWorld on NBC.


Well, it has only existed for fewer than 24 hours at this point.

#1167 SuperManny

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:10 PM

Well, it has only existed for fewer than 24 hours at this point.

 

I would assume this relates to the old NBC show Sportsworld that was mentioned in the article. 



#1168 The Gray Eagle


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:35 PM

Well, it has only existed for fewer than 24 hours at this point.

Yeah, I said I never heard of SportsWorld on NBC, not sportsworld.nbcsports.com. I was talking about the TV show Joe wrote four paragraphs about, that were posted right above my comment. Which is why I also talked about Wide World of Sports, which was also a TV show, not a website.





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