Posts Tagged ‘blogging’


It’s the last links before Christmas. Exciting.

* Patrick Reusse with another of his classic pieces on a Minnesota legend, this time Chisholm’s Bob McDonald.

* SI’s Lee Jenkins with a great story about the final 29 seconds of regulation in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and how Ray Allen pulled off his game-tying shot. 

* The Huffington Post talks to the music supervisor on American Hustle, which is a great movie with an incredible sound track.

* Hank Stuever on Saturday Night Live.

* It’s a 2013 version of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire.

* Shia LaBeouf as a serial plagiarist continues to be a bizarre tale.

* Michael Lewis gets $8,000 for a 1,200-word column in Bloomberg View. 

* The hackers who hit Target and stole credit card info were really smart. That makes it better.

* R. Kelly has some issues and at least one journalist thinks the public should know that.

* Could I interest you in this pair of self-healing shoes?

* Long form is not necessarily the best way to go when it comes to blogging. (Whew.)

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One of the icons of everyday sports journalism, Mr. Bob Ryan, is calling it a career. He announced the decision last week, his final full-time assignment for the Boston Globe being the London Olympics. Not a bad way to go.

Ryan is 65, has had a long and distinguished career and made more bank than most of us ink-stained wretches could dream of. End of story, right? Not exactly.

See, before riding off into the sunset, he took a couple parting shots at the state of the industry (and not the failing financial part), hinting that this played a part in him hanging ’em up. Turns out, he’s not entirely on board with blogging and tweeting or the audiences who enjoy those formats. (more…)