Needs editing: I found this newspaper critique about a TV analyst — Collinsworth needs to drop a verbal tic that leads him to start sentences with the meaningless, “I’ll tell you what” or “I’ll be honest with you.” If you’re going to tell us something, just tell us. We assume honesty.
I once knew a TV sports guy who larded his work with extraneous words, and he wound up on one of the Major League movies. Maybe they liked the flabby verbiage.
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