Thursday, February 17, 2005

Seasonal Adjustments

Because owners and players couldn't resolve their differences, the National Hockey League cancelled its season. As a result headline writers have been severely tempted to engage in foolish wordplay. Two stories today couldn't resist the urge--headline: SAN JOSE SHARKS ON ICE and headline: CRUSHED ICE. Sure, its lame, but what do you expect--no one understands hockey enough to get creatively engaged. What's wrong with using the headline NFL CANCELS SEASON and not look clueless in the process?

Update: On news that NHL negotiations have been re-started headline writers, having exhaused all uses for the word 'ice', have restrained themselves from clever wordplay.


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