Herald By A Nose
So what about the big headlines?
Well, the Post went with "Unbridled Joy." We get it, real colts sometimes have bridals and ... okay, it's pretty lame. (Pulp-supplied retort to itself: "Sort of like the headline on this post.")
The Miami Herald chose "Colts Reign." Stronger, but kind of the same thing as the Post, not inspired and playing on a stretched pun (reign-rain-reins).
For art, both of those newspapers opted to run large shots of a triumphant Tony Dungy, the Indy coach. It worked -- the photographs lit up the page, literally, and were strong news-wise.
Now for the Sentinel, which, once again, fell on its face on a big morning. The headline: "Soggy But Super." God no. How horrible. I can hear the debate in the newsroom now.
Editor 1: "'Super But Soggy'? That sounds sort of stupid to me." Editor 2: "Yes, but ... it's alliterative!" Editor 1: "Alliterative? Brilliant!"
Visually, it was dreary mess, too, with a
busy, hazy, completely indistinct shot of the crowd. Of course it was hazy and indistinct -- it was taken in the rain in the relatively shadowy stands. It's not a bad photograph, just a bad decision for the front page.
So who wins? Gotta go Herald, Post, then Sentinel with a distant, hazy, and indistinct third-place finish.
(The Chicago Tribune, by the way, had a good one this morning: "Tropical depression." There were actually a lot of serviceable Illinois-based headlines: "Unbearable," "Drowned Out," "Super Bust." The Indianapolis Star, though, shows us that the Sentinel isn't alone in the realm of the inept. Looks like Ned Flanders wrote this this headline ).
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