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Topic:  Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
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Bcat2
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  Message Not Read  Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 11:55:24 AM 
Great read.

"FRISCO, Texas — Frank Solich embraced his wife.

The two stood near midfield holding each other tight. Ohio had just defeated San Diego State 27-0 in the DXL Frisco Bowl, but hoisting the trophy wasn’t a priority.

With the hug came a few tears from his wife, Pamela. The couple was able to appreciate how far Solich and Ohio have come since he started 14 years ago in Athens. After the embrace, Ohio athletic director Jim Schaus was there to give his thanks and congratulations to Solich.

The two people who believe in Solich the most — his partner in life and his boss — were both there to congratulate him. ...


https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2018/12/ohio-san-di...


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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 12:11:51 PM 
A requiem? Really?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 12:16:32 PM 
SBH wrote:
A requiem? Really?


Poor word choice. I thought it might be readying us for news that Coach Solich or his wife was dealing with serious illness.

Could have said: An encomium for Frank Solich



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allen
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 1:30:17 PM 
Great article, the big man wants more. We will just have to settle for the bowl smash this year. Go Cats


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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 1:56:12 PM 
SBH wrote:
A requiem? Really?


Channeling my inner spelling bee - "requiem, definition of the word, please?"

A mass for the dead.

Really?

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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 7:24:22 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SBH wrote:
A requiem? Really?


Channeling my inner spelling bee - "requiem, definition of the word, please?"

A mass for the dead.

Really?



Maybe the "requiem" was for this senior class, which Solich loved so much.

I've found that poor word choices are sadly becoming the norm in newsrooms.


Actually, the phrase is "Ohio on the Charles."

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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 9:21:04 PM 
Sounds like the student writer was trying to draw a comparison between Solich and the fictional character of Harlan "Mountain" McClintock in "Requiem of a Heavyweight." The teleplay by Rod Serling, which featured Jack Palance (US Television production) and Sean Connery (British Television Production), would later become a film featuring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, and Micky Rooney and is basically about a washed up fighter -- who knows nothing other than boxing, is suffering from Dementia Pugilistic, and near the end of his career -- refusing to compromise his principals or reputation.

A bit of a stretch, yes, but I think the idea of Solich being sort of a working class hero, who has kind of done it his way, is not a bad analogy.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 9:29:45 PM 
Maddog13 wrote:
Sounds like the student writer was trying to draw a comparison between Solich and the fictional character of Harlan "Mountain" McClintock in "Requiem of a Heavyweight." The teleplay by Rod Serling, which featured Jack Palance (US Television production) and Sean Connery (British Television Production), would later become a film featuring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, and Micky Rooney and is basically about a washed up fighter -- who knows nothing other than boxing, is suffering from Dementia Pugilistic, and near the end of his career -- refusing to compromise his principals or reputation.

A bit of a stretch, yes, but I think the idea of Solich being sort of a working class hero, who has kind of done it his way, is not a bad analogy.


If he had that analogy in the back of his mind, he's got a bright future in journalism ahead of him. Otherwise, if this kind of mistake can happen at a top notch Journalism school like Ohio, I am not sure I wanna know what mistakes are happening at run of the mill schools.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 9:43:41 PM 
cbus cat fan wrote:
Maddog13 wrote:
Sounds like the student writer was trying to draw a comparison between Solich and the fictional character of Harlan "Mountain" McClintock in "Requiem of a Heavyweight." The teleplay by Rod Serling, which featured Jack Palance (US Television production) and Sean Connery (British Television Production), would later become a film featuring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, and Micky Rooney and is basically about a washed up fighter -- who knows nothing other than boxing, is suffering from Dementia Pugilistic, and near the end of his career -- refusing to compromise his principals or reputation.

A bit of a stretch, yes, but I think the idea of Solich being sort of a working class hero, who has kind of done it his way, is not a bad analogy.


If he had that analogy in the back of his mind, he's got a bright future in journalism ahead of him. Otherwise, if this kind of mistake can happen at a top notch Journalism school like Ohio, I am not sure I wanna know what mistakes are happening at run of the mill schools.


It is clearly a young man's interpretation of the story, if true. The reality of the fictionalized story, itself, is much more brutal -- especially for those of us who have gone the distance, so to speak, in certain areas of our lives; perhaps, the young man, unconsciously, has tapped into something quite deep and significant when it comes to Solich.

On the other hand, the young writer could just be a naive moron, but I am giving him the benefit of the doubt -- being a fellow Bobcat and all.

Last Edited: 12/22/2018 9:47:14 PM by Maddog13

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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/22/2018 11:10:07 PM 
A poor word choice, perhaps, but most likely not made by the young student journalist. It was in the story headline, probably not written by the student who wrote the story but by an editor.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/23/2018 8:38:51 AM 
You're right in the case of print journalism. Who knows in the digital world...
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/23/2018 11:55:30 AM 
At a glance, I was genuinely worried that he'd died. It's indeed a poor choice of words, but I don't think it's fair to slam students who are learning while doing unpaid extracurricular work. They should strive to avoid mistakes, but it's also the time and place to make them and grow from them.

It's too bad the headline detracts from a nice story, but that's part of the lesson being learned here.

For what it's worth, I've seen worse errors made by paid professionals (myself included).
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/23/2018 1:44:26 PM 
No one is slamming. Hopefully he's learned something, as we all do every day.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/23/2018 4:57:23 PM 
SBH wrote:
No one is slamming. Hopefully he's learned something, as we all do every day.


Getting paid or not has nothing to do with it. I once wrote an opinion piece in the Muskingum College paper (1976 or 77) crticizing the sacred basketball program and it's highly valued coach, Jim Burson. I caught holy hell and learned many valuable lessons the most important of which if you're going to write something in a newspaper you better be prepared for the reactions that come with the piece. Full disclosure while Dr. Burson and I have never discussed that piece I have had seen and talked with him quite a few times since them and hold him in the highest regard.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/23/2018 10:57:56 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SBH wrote:
No one is slamming. Hopefully he's learned something, as we all do every day.


Getting paid or not has nothing to do with it. I once wrote an opinion piece in the Muskingum College paper (1976 or 77) crticizing the sacred basketball program and it's highly valued coach, Jim Burson. I caught holy hell and learned many valuable lessons the most important of which if you're going to write something in a newspaper you better be prepared for the reactions that come with the piece. Full disclosure while Dr. Burson and I have never discussed that piece I have had seen and talked with him quite a few times since them and hold him in the highest regard.



Did you ever talk to Gene Ford about your article?

I recall that before the shot clock, many of Coach Burson's game scores were in the 30s and 40s.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 12/24/2018 10:17:47 AM 
I thought he and the wife seperated?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 1/1/2019 10:48:22 AM 
Tymaster wrote:
I thought he and the wife seperated?


They had. I'm happy to see that they are apparently back together.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Post Article "A requiem for Frank Solich"
   Posted: 1/2/2019 2:32:11 PM 
There's no excuse for that. It takes five seconds to look up what the word means and its connotations.


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