Headlines

My friend Kevin from Boulder sent me this e-mail after my post about Peter Bonerz. It appears to be the cover of a sports section from June of 2001 in the Orange County Register.

It’s about Angels player Bartolo Colon.

The headline reads “Colon takes another pounding.”

I rooted around and learned they did it again in 2004, using the word ‘absorbs’ instead of ‘takes,’ and WSOC TV ran this 2007 teaser: Royals to get a taste of Angels’ Colon.

As a headline writer, I know how hard it is to put the gist of a story into a short sentence with landmines like double-entendre names.

We used to have a local politician in Boulder name of Hyman. He was busted one night in the back seat with a prostitute.

I tried not to write a funny headline. We all tried.

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3 Responses to “Headlines”

  1. Fred Bauman Says:

    Of course what comes to mind immediately is HYMAN BUSTED, but had you thought of HYMAN FACES STRETCH, or HYMAN PENETRATES UNLAWFUL ACT? All of which reminds me of the greatest tabloid headline ever written “HEADLESS BODY FOUND IN TOPLESS BAR.
    fab

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