Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Great magazine writing

This Sports Illustrated feature about rugby player Gareth "Alfie" Thomas coming out as gay seemed to be trying too hard at first – an example of stereotypically American sports "Writing" with a capital W.
Gareth Thomas, Welsh rugby playerImage via Wikipedia
But there was enough to it that I persevered and before I reached the end it had not only gripped me but also forced an SST*.

There is a brilliant level of research and controlled, but overwhelming, use of detail.

Gary Smith, butt, I salutes you.

(* It's the opposite of LOL – Silently Shed Tear. Embarrassing on a train ...)

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