Sports Writers Becoming Food Writers
Posted 23 May 2002 - 02:55 PM
"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.
"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."
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Posted 31 May 2002 - 01:23 PM
But Iíve heard your comment about the sports/food connection from others, so if anybody out there wants to let me know the others, please do. We can form a support group. Oh wait: of course, thereís another one I forgot. Little known fact: Steve Klc pitched middle relief for the Bowie Baysox for 2 years. Steve, I hope Iím not letting the cat out of the bag here. Maybe egullet folks didnít know? But of course, Steve had vowels in his last name back then.
I will say this about working in Sports, or at least about working in the sports section of The Post. Once you have survived there, with its huge volume, huger personalities and hectic pace, you get the feeling you can survive anything. When things fall apart in Food some weeks, I say to my staff: Hey weíre not living in the Comfort Inn in downtown Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics and bomb didnít just go off outside our window.
And a sportswriter can write anything: they are amazingly versatile and creative. Nothing made me more happy or proud than to have a reporter from Sports land a big A1 story, or to be on the scene of a sporting event where other news broke out, most notably, the earthquake in California during the SF-Oakland World Series in 1988. I feel the same way about the Food staff writers.