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(BroBible)   Hunter S. Thompson tried to warn the football world about Daniel Snyder in 2001, but we just thought the Good Doctor was full of fear and loathing back then   (brobible.com) divider line
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2022-06-24 12:54:24 PM  
ESPN Page 2 in that era was amazing.  it was a daily read, always on my radar; especially HST's columns. But their entire roster of writers was just fantastic, and nothing much matches the writing today.  And like a lot of things, dude was right on the money in this column.

Also miss Dr. Z on sports illustrated!
 
2022-06-24 12:58:43 PM  
As for the Redskins, they will dump the whole roster, including coach Schottenheimer and all his failed relatives,

Prescient

then slowly rebuild through the draft. It will be a long and painful process for fans, but in the end they will know Victory and Joy for the rest of their jittery lives.

Or, Danny Boy would just make a series of all sizzle, no steak hires like Spurrier, Zorn, and Other Gruden, and in two decades only win one playoff game, and that was largely because he brought back the most successful coach in team history.
 
2022-06-24 1:06:02 PM  

phedex: ESPN Page 2 in that era was amazing.  it was a daily read, always on my radar; especially HST's columns. But their entire roster of writers was just fantastic, and nothing much matches the writing today.  And like a lot of things, dude was right on the money in this column.

Also miss Dr. Z on sports illustrated!


I was kind of burned out on sports already when he was writing that but I always read it. I only clicked this because I saw his name.
 
2022-06-24 1:35:43 PM  
I mean... it got so bad he offed himself.
 
2022-06-24 2:18:38 PM  
Was it in Las Vegas?
 
2022-06-24 2:48:23 PM  

phedex: ESPN Page 2 in that era was amazing.  it was a daily read, always on my radar; especially HST's columns. But their entire roster of writers was just fantastic, and nothing much matches the writing today.  And like a lot of things, dude was right on the money in this column.

Also miss Dr. Z on sports illustrated!


It was amazing... Even Bill Simmons was at his prime then. I cannot stand him today, but he had a decent style back then... I was younger and drunker so it explains a lot.

But, yeah... i NEVER missed a HST ESPN column. That sh*t was amazing.
 
2022-06-24 3:40:08 PM  

iamskibibitz: I mean... it got so bad he offed himself.


 Consider the antics that drove him to disgust in '72-- he'd have killed himself at least 3 more times since 2014 had he the chance.
 
2022-06-24 3:43:56 PM  

006andahalf: iamskibibitz: I mean... it got so bad he offed himself.

Consider the antics that drove him to disgust in '72-- he'd have killed himself at least 3 more times since 2014 had he the chance.


There's literally 0% chance he would have survived Trump.... no way in hell.
 
2022-06-24 3:58:12 PM  
I dunno. I appreciated Thompson having a gig where he could talk football, but he was well around the bend by then. He seemed like a faded copy of himself.
Knowing what went down soon after I'd take that any day, but it wasn't his best.
 
2022-06-24 4:02:16 PM  

NewportBarGuy: There's literally 0% chance he would have survived Trump.... no way in hell.


Actually, I think that rage might have fueled him. Given him a sullen, powerful motivation like Nixon once did.

I miss HST. My user name checks out.
 
2022-06-24 4:03:53 PM  

phedex: ESPN Page 2 in that era was amazing.  it was a daily read, always on my radar; especially HST's columns. But their entire roster of writers was just fantastic, and nothing much matches the writing today.  And like a lot of things, dude was right on the money in this column.

Also miss Dr. Z on sports illustrated!



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Collection of most of HST's ESPN website writing. (Pinterest/GIS pic grab -- my book is in better condition). Used to enjoy Hunter's writing while I was in my first year doing weird features out in the California desert, athletes among them. The Sept. 11th column is still a good read.

Gary Smith was a great read for the long articles.

Dr. Z was good too.

Down Goes Brown is the closest I can find to a hockey writer I like. Too much East Coast/Canadian media bias, and I'm where the sunbelt teams started (LA).

/former sportswriter and columnist
 
2022-06-24 4:06:31 PM  

NewportBarGuy: phedex: ESPN Page 2 in that era was amazing.  it was a daily read, always on my radar; especially HST's columns. But their entire roster of writers was just fantastic, and nothing much matches the writing today.  And like a lot of things, dude was right on the money in this column.

Also miss Dr. Z on sports illustrated!

It was amazing... Even Bill Simmons was at his prime then. I cannot stand him today, but he had a decent style back then... I was younger and drunker so it explains a lot.

But, yeah... i NEVER missed a HST ESPN column. That sh*t was amazing.


YES.  Bill Simmons was a homer for boston, but I still dug his work on there;  It helped being in my early 20's relating to the guy.  But for what its worth, grantland & theringer have both been great sports writing havens that I enjoy, despite not being much into sports any more.  He's committed to being surrounded by great writers.

  Im surprised that page2 is still out there though, and i'm going to spend some time re-reading those articles.
 
2022-06-24 4:15:14 PM  

NewportBarGuy: 006andahalf: iamskibibitz: I mean... it got so bad he offed himself.

Consider the antics that drove him to disgust in '72-- he'd have killed himself at least 3 more times since 2014 had he the chance.

There's literally 0% chance he would have survived Trump.... no way in hell.


From a doc I watched, he no longer could enjoy the drink, the drugs, and yeah, he saw the political wave most of us refused to acknowledge. Life wasn't fun for him anymore and he probably had some health issues on the horizon coming in to collect. The politics was just an extra shiatty topping.
 
2022-06-24 7:45:31 PM  

phedex: NewportBarGuy: phedex: ESPN Page 2 in that era was amazing.  it was a daily read, always on my radar; especially HST's columns. But their entire roster of writers was just fantastic, and nothing much matches the writing today.  And like a lot of things, dude was right on the money in this column.

Also miss Dr. Z on sports illustrated!

It was amazing... Even Bill Simmons was at his prime then. I cannot stand him today, but he had a decent style back then... I was younger and drunker so it explains a lot.

But, yeah... i NEVER missed a HST ESPN column. That sh*t was amazing.

YES.  Bill Simmons was a homer for boston, but I still dug his work on there;  It helped being in my early 20's relating to the guy.  But for what its worth, grantland & theringer have both been great sports writing havens that I enjoy, despite not being much into sports any more.  He's committed to being surrounded by great writers.

  Im surprised that page2 is still out there though, and i'm going to spend some time re-reading those articles.


The Daily Quickie was awesome

/meatsweats
 
2022-06-24 11:33:29 PM  
I miss Gregg Easterbrook.
 
2022-06-25 1:52:59 PM  

UNC_Samurai: As for the Redskins, they will dump the whole roster, including coach Schottenheimer and all his failed relatives,

Prescient

then slowly rebuild through the draft. It will be a long and painful process for fans, but in the end they will know Victory and Joy for the rest of their jittery lives.

Or, Danny Boy would just make a series of all sizzle, no steak hires like Spurrier, Zorn, and Other Gruden, and in two decades only win one playoff game, and that was largely because he brought back the most successful coach in team history.


Mostly agree with you, but there was no sizzle with Zorn. He was a QB hired as an OC and no one would take the HC job. Other than that spot on.
 
2022-06-25 1:53:27 PM  

The Wooden Pickle: UNC_Samurai: As for the Redskins, they will dump the whole roster, including coach Schottenheimer and all his failed relatives,

Prescient

then slowly rebuild through the draft. It will be a long and painful process for fans, but in the end they will know Victory and Joy for the rest of their jittery lives.

Or, Danny Boy would just make a series of all sizzle, no steak hires like Spurrier, Zorn, and Other Gruden, and in two decades only win one playoff game, and that was largely because he brought back the most successful coach in team history.

Mostly agree with you, but there was no sizzle with Zorn. He was a QB hired as an OC and no one would take the HC job. Other than that spot on.


*QB coach
 
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