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Topic: Rule No. 1 Of Sports Writing
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Rule No. 1 Of Sports Writing

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Posted: May 15, 2021, 9:41 PM
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The final score is always in the first paragraph. Always.


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Posted: May 15, 2021, 9:55 PM
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Dont copy others work without giving credit. Also know what state you are in

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Posted: May 15, 2021, 9:58 PM
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Also, if you are president of a university, know which one...

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Posted: May 16, 2021, 12:31 AM
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Who - The Clemson Tigers
What - destroyed Alabama
When - last night
Where - in Levi's Stadium
Why - as they cruised to another National Championship
How - behind an unstoppable offense and a smothering defense

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I have read some high school game


Posted: May 16, 2021, 10:41 AM
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stories in the last couple of years and the final score is not mentioned at all. Also, I don't think I ever had a complaint for not giving the score enough when doing play-by-play.

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Posted: May 16, 2021, 12:53 PM
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Show me this rule in the sportswriters style book.

Doesn't make sense now anyway with clicks / time on site / etc being monetized.

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Posted: May 16, 2021, 1:08 PM
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I very rarely want to know the final score of a game when reading about said game.

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Posted: May 16, 2021, 2:32 PM
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First thing I want to know as well.

Same as grocery stores putting milk in the back of the store.

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Posted: May 16, 2021, 3:59 PM
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I would have thought it would be to “only write about sports.”

A lesson ESPN needs to learn.

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