October 18, 2009
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Sportful Writing

At the NY Times NFL Blog, Mike Tanier shows us how it’s done. What kind of blog might Red Smith have written?

Another week, another Seahawks injury report that could have been written by Boris Pasternak. The fourth-string left tackle Kyle Williams moved from waiver wire to practice squad to starting lineup to injury report in four days, a journey only possible in Seattle. He replaced the third-stringer Brandon Frye (shoulder), who replaced Sean Lockyer (ankle) and Walter Jones (knee). Williams promptly sprained his knee once he took the field. With Frye on injured reserve, Jim Mora may experiment with the fifth string like a jazz bassist.