Am I a Washington Redskins fan? No. My team won 25-23 with a last-second field goal. I'm a fan of good writers.
Oops! Here's the Atlanta-Journal Constitution headline -- Mean Joe Green finally gets Coke ad award, and here's the first paragraph of the story -- PITTSBURGH — Mean Joe Greene already had his four Super Bowl rings. Now, 30 years later, he also has his CLIO for one of TV's most famous commercials.
Greene is correct; the headline writer goofed. I've done it, too, but not with Mean Joe Greene.
Smiths' field: I was just reading the Washington Post story on the trick play run by the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The story had three Smiths -- Washington punter/passer Hunter Smith, special-teams coach Danny Smith, and Denver cornerback Alphonso Smith. The writer used full names when the first two Smiths were quoted. It was a little confusing, but it was readable.
Shaun Suisham, the kicker, was a lot easier.
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