The Critical 'I'

Read. React. Repeat.

Monday, January 26, 2004

growl hack league?
The sporting world is fond of dissing sportswriters, treating them as hacks who write about the games because they can't do anything else relating to them. Half the time, the writers are accused of ignorance, ineptness and general incompetence, and are openly challenged as to how they manage to stay employed in a profession they seemingly know so little about.

To that argument, I counter with the story of Marty Hurney, General Manager of the Super Bowl-bound Carolina Panthers and--the kicker here--a former sportswriter. I guess some of those hacks can, indeed, hack it.

Until those GM offers come rolling in--and should Carolina win it all, why shouldn't other teams emulate Hurney's background?--the rest of the writers can just content themselves with keeping the sports world up in lights.