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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Welcome Back?

To look at Wednesday's Sportsbeat front, you wouldn't think twice about the scrambling it took to get it all together.
Originally, the boys hockey game at the top was the centerpiece with art in the middle, where the Pistons stories are. But, due to unfortunate events, the photos from the game didn't arrive, so we were forced to come up with a backup plan.
And what a Plan B it was, as former Pistons and No. 2 overall pick Darko Milicic came to town and began to run his mouth about how he thinks Joe Dumars and the Pistons ruined his career by sitting him for most of his 2 1/2 seasons in Motown.
The Darko story fit perfect coupled with the game story about the team's eighth straight loss.
We did as much as we could to localize the Mike Leach story, which means playing up the fact Texas Tech is playing Michigan State Saturday in the Alamo Bowl.
B4 was originally supposed to be a local page, but we put everything on B3 because of an abundance of college hoops. Go figure.
All in all, it could have been a disaster, but everything worked out just fine, and if readers can't tell we went through hell to get the paper finished, then I guess we did our jobs pretty well.


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