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Friday
Mar152013

Dan Jenkins Wins The Red Smith Award

Hard to believe Dan Jenkins hasn't already won this one, but the AP Sports Editors finally came through with the profession's highest honor.

Gerry Ahern of AP reports and shares some highlights from Jenkins' work, including this advice to sports writers.

“You don’t need to be funny if you’re covering an event that overwhelms you with its drama and excitement.” he said. “When you have to be funny is when it’s a bore. That’s when you have to tapdance.”

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Reader Comments (11)

I'm going to guess that all of moments involve Hogan in the 50's with one Lloyd Mangrum reference so he can use the phrase 'river boat gambler'.
03.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
Say what you want about Johnny Miller, but you'd think that a US and British Open champion with three runner-up finishes at Augusta would belong on the "Greatest players who never won a green jacket" list - certainly if Gene Littler and Lanny Wadkins are on it!
03.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
he makes me crazy,
but I laugh every time I read Dead Solid Perfect.
Congrats Dan
03.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCeloso
Furman....you watching?
03.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenternospin
Red Smith makes some great pickled eggs.

You're saying he also used to write a column?
03.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
I am completely and utterly shocked that nothing about ANGC's or the Master's racial history makes the list *sarcasm*. But hey admitting women is listed third on best reversals.

Of course Billy Payne is listed behind Hootie Johnson as best chairmen, because you know admitting women, and restoring fun to the masters is def worse than planting trees and standing up to Martha Burke. Then again Cliff Roberts is #1, see first sentence of post.
03.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenterelf
elfie...only you could use your short-sighted, selfish view of the world to trivialize the greatest golf writer of our generation...
pssst...Jenkins didn't run the Masters, he just wrote about it...and better than anybody.
03.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
I was impressed in 2004 when Dan proclaimed Phil's win as the most exciting ever. A curmudgeon wouldn't do that.

He's not as good as he once was, but we will not see his like again.
03.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
“You don’t need to be funny if you’re covering an event that overwhelms you with its drama and excitement.” he said. “When you have to be funny is when it’s a bore. That’s when you have to tapdance.”

Could someonje send David Feherty 365 copies of this text a year -- every year? Not that he IS funny very often, but hos endless efforts to be so are tedious in the extrme.
03.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
it annoys the living cr@p out of me every time I see someone try to blame Augusta National for not setting all of the world's social ills straight. Selfish, absolutely, self indulgent as well, self absorbed..you betcha.
03.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNospin

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