The sportswriter had the right idea when he left Maddux off; just for the wrong reasons.
“All his thoughts were on Mom,” the sportswriter Fred Lieb wrote later.
They haven't solved Lipsyte's riddle, which is: What is a sportswriter supposed to do?
sportswriter Jessica Ghawi just missed being shot at a Toronto mall in June.
"I was as close to tabula rasa as a sportswriter can be," Lipsyte says.
In his 2005 book about Paterno, The Lion in Autumn, sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick described the uproar that followed.
Lipsyte the sportswriter is like Cherry Jones in a nun's habit, standing center stage and yelling, "I have doubts!"
sportswriter Rob Rang concurred in a CBS sports piece titled: "Examining why Michael Sam's NFL Draft stock is falling."
Sports Illustrated wondered why any sportswriter would criticize an athlete for being too open and honest.
When a young man on the make tells me he wants to be a sportswriter, I tell him to read one book.