Friday, September 23, 2005

Friday Roundup: How To Cover The Off Day

With no game to recap or preview, both the WaPo and the WTimes turn to the sports writer's old standby - the fluff piece. Equal parts substance and human interest, the piece puts a face on the athletes and ties in loosely with current events. Today's local papers provide good examples of this not-so-lost art. Over at the WTimes, readers will find one such fluff piece. But not just any fluff piece. This is one on new Rink favorite BabyRay Bourque. Read it. Go on, I'll wait. I'm not going to continue with this post until you read it, so you might as w- Thank you. Now, are you ready for a double dose of C-Bo? Because the WaPo's fluff piece is on, you guessed it, Chris Bourque. As if this smorgasbourque (clever, ain't I?) isn't enough, Eric's covered the coverage over at Off Wing Opinion. Brilliant.

Not much else going on in Capland, except for this picture of Jeff Halpern with a baby who survived Katrina (my wife is so loving it), so off to Thursday's Scoreboard:
In other news from around the League:

5 comments:

Eric said...

Um, there is a Washington Post fluff piece today (Friday), and just like the Wash Times, it's on Chris Bourque.

JP said...

You're absolutely right. I missed it b/c for some reason it wasn't linked from their Caps page. Gotta love the C-Bo!

JP said...

I rewrote the first graf of the post to cut some slack to our friend Tarik el-Bashir.

Spe said...

Halpern's running for office?

JP said...

Apparently - he's just been named captain of the squad.