Dumbest sentence ever
Illini wonk has always been mystified at some of the things that sportswriters will say from time-to-time (like Dick Vitale saying that Kansas is the best team in the nation), but this has to be the dumbest thing I have read in a long time. Here is the opening sentence of the ESPN.com recap of the Missouri/Gonzaga contest last night:
"Missouri missed its last 10 shots from the field and six of its last eight free throws — and still managed to hang on against its toughest opponent so far
What the *#$@ are they talking about? Missouri's last game before Gonzaga was against Illinois...the #1 team in the nation who beat both Missouri and Gonzaga. How does it get tougher
ESPN doesn't give the story a byline, instead crediting it to the Associated Press. MSNBC had the same story
and the Houston Chonicle carried it
and credited "news services."
Most other newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune here
, had a different AP story by R.B. Fallstrom. Who was the other AP reporter who penned that ridiculous sentence? If anyone knows, please post a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.