Press mute on athletes, coaches
I used to work for a New York newspaper that ran a cathartic little sports page feature called the Daily Rant. Even on slow news days, readers used to trip over each other to e-mail in their best or most diabolical gripe for publication, but their output was especially inspired when something intolerable happened to one of the local teams, such as the Yankees (usually A-Rod) or the Mets (The Self-immolating Years).
Reading each day's winner was usually good for some laughs, ...
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