Saturday, January 30, 2010

Great writing 

Great sports writing from days gone by:

Outlined against a blue-gray October sky the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below.

Great business writing, from this morning:
Hell, in modern imagination, is not a place of fiery lakes and acrid fumes. It's a maze of deposition rooms you can't escape, where nothing is what it seems. That's where Toyota has landed.

I like it florid.


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