May 30, 2007

Live Sport: I know we have previously discussed this but can't remember if a decision was ever made - should we have a place (another locker room in a way) for people to write a review of a live sporting event they attended?

posted by JJ to feature requests at 11:25 AM - 18 comments

It just came to mind when I read the Derby County thread on the front page that salmacis was at that game in the new Wembley and I for one would like to hear about it. It then occurred to me that I was at the last day of the European PGA and need some sort of forum for writing about talking to Niclas Fasth in the locker room (at Wentworth, not here) afterwards while he stood there in his pants. I'm sure lots of others attended some live sport at the weekend - or even played some.

posted by JJ at 11:29 AM on May 30, 2007

Couldn't this be done as a column/article?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:35 AM on May 30, 2007

Yeah, I'd say a column. We like columns.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:18 PM on May 30, 2007

I'd like to see a whole column on Crafty's trip to Shea Stadium.

posted by louisville_slugger at 03:27 PM on May 30, 2007

I'd buy that book!

posted by hawkguy at 03:57 PM on May 30, 2007

Writing a column seems quite daunting to me and maybe a bit overblown for something that might just be a couple of paragraphs.

posted by squealy at 06:07 AM on May 31, 2007

I guess that's kind of my point.

posted by JJ at 06:30 AM on May 31, 2007

So, how about a locker room column? That way, maybe people wouldn't feel the need to write a huge missive when a couple of quick paragraphs can sum up what you want to say. Just a thought.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:09 AM on May 31, 2007

Squealy, even a few paragraphs would be appreciated, if only for your impressions of Wembley.

posted by trox at 09:25 AM on May 31, 2007

What would make columns less daunting? I'd love to see people write more original content on SportsFilter.

posted by rcade at 10:03 AM on May 31, 2007

I think putting them on the front page is daunting, side by side with professional journalistic works. I attribute the fact that I've even attempted it to fitful delusions of adequacy. I'm no professional writer, and I sure don't want to be treated as one.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:40 AM on May 31, 2007

If you don't put 'em on the front page, no one will know they're there. People browse the front page and some of us browse the locker room, but I doubt anybody browses columns.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:47 AM on May 31, 2007

but I doubt anybody browses columns. I know one guy that does, this guy. I read Hater187's face punching column a few days before the rest of you by browsing them. They just can't be commented on until posted to the front page.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:18 AM on May 31, 2007

Squealy, even a few paragraphs would be appreciated, if only for your impressions of Wembley. I would do trox but it was salmacis who went to the game, I just watched it on the telly.

posted by squealy at 02:14 PM on May 31, 2007

Yeah, who says columns have to be long drawn-out things? C'mon, I look to our columns for a more personal perspective on things, rather than some puffed up, false-objectivity, i've-seen-this-meta reportage. I mean, if it's long and interesting, good. If it's short and interesting, good. Just write it up already, and let's go!

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:10 PM on May 31, 2007

I'd write one on the Pistons game last night but I may destroy my computer out of frustration before it gets finished.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:27 AM on June 01, 2007

My apologies salmacis and squely... But reading about the condition of the pitch at Wembley during the Guardian MBM coverage of the England friendly makes me wonder if it is as bad as they say.

posted by trox at 03:06 PM on June 01, 2007

No need to apologise trox. I can only speak of what I've seen of the pitch on the telly - ie three playoff finals, an FA Cup final and an international friendly. The pitch didn't look the best and was breaking up quite a lot, but it is fairly newly-laid and hopefully will "bed in" properly given some time.

posted by squealy at 02:27 PM on June 04, 2007

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