Sports Writing Quotes


By the time I joined the 'Washington Post' sports staff in 1979 Red's Runyonesque notion of sports writing was obsolete.

News writing and sports writing have become synonymous. And it started with you know free agency and now it's in the concussion debate.

Every time you write anything at least half your readers are going to disagree with you. A big part of sports writing is how you respond to that tension.

Breaking records is not something you expect to be doing. That's like a sports thing it's not usually a comedy and writing thing.

Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form more accident-prone less formal more alive. It is in many ways writing out loud.