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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Crazy sports stories lead to excellent front pages

I don't get around to this blog too often during college hoops season, but I've been saving some of my favorite front pages in recent weeks to share:

  First, there was the New York Times making terriffic use of artistic white space with the Baseball Writers of America failed to elect a single candidate to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

And the New York Post, which routinely has sensational, but accurate and very clever, headlines. NY Post leaned on its graphics department to crucify Lance Armstrong.

 And finally, the Chicago Sun Times has the best headline I've read thus far regarding the Manti Te'o "Catfish" girlfriend hoax.
I spent several minutes trying to create a headline that merged Notre Dame, "Catfish" and Manti Te'o, to no avail. The Times' copy editors did one better.


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