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Drop a Gem on 'Em

Posted By Alex Belth On July 1, 2011 @ 10:56 am In 1: Featured,Basketball,Bronx Banter,Games We Play,Links: Sportswriting,Magazine Writers,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled

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When I finished reading “Blindsided: The Jerry Joseph Basketball Scandal” by Michael J. Mooney [2] my first thought was how nice it will be to see the piece in the next edition of “The Best American Sports Writing.” The story features good reporting and is well-constructed. It is also written in the kind of clean, succinct prose that I love. Best of all, it took me somewhere unexpected, all without drawing attention to writing style. It is top-notch storytelling. I am a newcomer to Mooney’s work but he’s been around and is accomplished. Check out his website for more [3], and do yourself a favor: read this story.

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[2] “Blindsided: The Jerry Joseph Basketball Scandal” by Michael J. Mooney: http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201107/jerry-joseph-scandal-hs-basketball

[3] Check out his website for more: http://michaeljmooney.com/

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