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(Slate)   What happens when a sports writer gets to call defensive plays for the Jets? Just a pick-six   (slate.com) divider line 9
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2013-11-19 09:40:47 AM
...in preseason.
 
2013-11-19 09:45:09 AM
Does somebody want to tell me what this is about? I opened it, saw something or other about khakis and a golf cart and lost interest. A summary in 100 words or less would be nice.
 
2013-11-19 09:52:54 AM
Further highlighting the utmost importance of preseason.

Not that I'm jealous. Much rather call plays for the offense.
 
2013-11-19 09:58:41 AM

Arkanaut: ...in preseason.


...and against Mike Kafka who was the third, or even fourth string at that point and might be on the practice squad on some NFL team at the moment.
 
2013-11-19 10:06:58 AM

Super Chronic: Does somebody want to tell me what this is about? I opened it, saw something or other about khakis and a golf cart and lost interest. A summary in 100 words or less would be nice.


The last few paragraphs are interesting.  Sportswriter gets to call third down defensive plays for the Jets during late preseason.  First play gives up a first down, second gets a pick-six.  They then let him call the plays for the entire last drive and he ends up giving up a game-winning FG (though that part is just one or two sentences).
 
2013-11-19 10:29:42 AM
Was Al Borges allowed to call the play for the offense?
 
2013-11-19 11:03:14 AM

rugman11: Super Chronic: Does somebody want to tell me what this is about? I opened it, saw something or other about khakis and a golf cart and lost interest. A summary in 100 words or less would be nice.

The last few paragraphs are interesting.  Sportswriter gets to call third down defensive plays for the Jets during late preseason.  First play gives up a first down, second gets a pick-six.  They then let him call the plays for the entire last drive and he ends up giving up a game-winning FG (though that part is just one or two sentences).


Thanks man. And to be fair, the article wasn't really so long as to get into automatic tl;dr territory. I just found it a little off-putting that the article opened up like a novel establishing the setting, rather than just telling us what the hell it's about. Just being grouchy in the morning, pay me no mind.
 
2013-11-19 01:43:25 PM

Super Chronic: rugman11: Super Chronic: Does somebody want to tell me what this is about? I opened it, saw something or other about khakis and a golf cart and lost interest. A summary in 100 words or less would be nice.

The last few paragraphs are interesting.  Sportswriter gets to call third down defensive plays for the Jets during late preseason.  First play gives up a first down, second gets a pick-six.  They then let him call the plays for the entire last drive and he ends up giving up a game-winning FG (though that part is just one or two sentences).

Thanks man. And to be fair, the article wasn't really so long as to get into automatic tl;dr territory. I just found it a little off-putting that the article opened up like a novel establishing the setting, rather than just telling us what the hell it's about. Just being grouchy in the morning, pay me no mind.


Minor detail: At this point, they were down 21-14. The field goal sealed the game; it didn't win it.
 
2013-11-19 07:51:37 PM
tl;dr bfd
 
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